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Free federal tax filing 70                       If the current published premium rates per $1,000 of insurance protection charged by an insurer for individual 1-year term life insurance premiums available to all standard risks are lower than those in the preceding table, you can use the lower rates for figuring the cost of insurance in connection with individual policies issued by the same insurer. Free federal tax filing Example 1. Free federal tax filing Lynne Green, age 44, and her employer enter into a 403(b) plan that will provide her with a $500 a month annuity upon retirement at age 65. Free federal tax filing The agreement also provides that if she should die before retirement, her beneficiary will receive the greater of $20,000 or the cash surrender value in the life insurance contract. Free federal tax filing Using the facts presented we can determine the cost of Lynne's life insurance protection as shown in Table 3-1. Free federal tax filing Lynne's employer has included $28 for the cost of the life insurance protection in her current year's income. Free federal tax filing When figuring her includible compensation for this year, Lynne will subtract $28. Free federal tax filing Table 3-1. Free federal tax filing Worksheet A. Free federal tax filing Cost of Incidental Life Insurance Note. Free federal tax filing Use this worksheet to figure the cost of incidental life insurance included in your annuity contract. Free federal tax filing This amount will be used to figure includible compensation for your most recent year of service. Free federal tax filing 1. Free federal tax filing Enter the value of the contract (amount payable upon your death) 1. Free federal tax filing $20,000. Free federal tax filing 00 2. Free federal tax filing Enter the cash value in the contract at the end of the year 2. Free federal tax filing 0. Free federal tax filing 00 3. Free federal tax filing Subtract line 2 from line 1. Free federal tax filing This is the value of your current life insurance protection 3. Free federal tax filing $20,000. Free federal tax filing 00 4. Free federal tax filing Enter your age on your birthday nearest the beginning of the policy year 4. Free federal tax filing 44 5. Free federal tax filing Enter the 1-year term premium for $1,000 of life insurance based on your age. Free federal tax filing (From Figure 3-1) 5. Free federal tax filing $1. Free federal tax filing 40 6. Free federal tax filing Divide line 3 by $1,000 6. Free federal tax filing 20 7. Free federal tax filing Multiply line 6 by line 5. Free federal tax filing This is the cost of your incidental life insurance 7. Free federal tax filing $28. Free federal tax filing 00 Example 2. Free federal tax filing Lynne's cash value in the contract at the end of the second year is $1,000. Free federal tax filing In year two, the cost of Lynne's life insurance is calculated as shown in Table 3-2. Free federal tax filing In year two, Lynne's employer will include $29. Free federal tax filing 07 in her current year's income. Free federal tax filing Lynne will subtract this amount when figuring her includible compensation. Free federal tax filing Table 3-2. Free federal tax filing Worksheet A. Free federal tax filing Cost of Incidental Life Insurance Note. Free federal tax filing Use this worksheet to figure the cost of incidental life insurance included in your annuity contract. Free federal tax filing This amount will be used to figure includible compensation for your most recent year of service. Free federal tax filing 1. Free federal tax filing Enter the value of the contract (amount payable upon your death) 1. Free federal tax filing $20,000. Free federal tax filing 00 2. Free federal tax filing Enter the cash value in the contract at the end of the year 2. Free federal tax filing $1,000. Free federal tax filing 00 3. Free federal tax filing Subtract line 2 from line 1. Free federal tax filing This is the value of your current life insurance protection 3. Free federal tax filing $19,000. Free federal tax filing 00 4. Free federal tax filing Enter your age on your birthday nearest the beginning of the policy year 4. Free federal tax filing 45 5. Free federal tax filing Enter the 1-year term premium for $1,000 of life insurance based on your age. Free federal tax filing (From Figure 3-1) 5. Free federal tax filing $1. Free federal tax filing 53 6. Free federal tax filing Divide line 3 by $1,000 6. Free federal tax filing 19 7. Free federal tax filing Multiply line 6 by line 5. Free federal tax filing This is the cost of your incidental life insurance 7. Free federal tax filing $29. Free federal tax filing 07 Figuring Includible Compensation for Your Most Recent Year of Service You can use Worksheet B in chapter 9 to determine your includible compensation for your most recent year of service. Free federal tax filing Example. Free federal tax filing Floyd has been periodically working full-time for a local hospital since September 2011. Free federal tax filing He needs to figure his limit on annual additions for 2014. Free federal tax filing The hospital's normal annual work period for employees in Floyd's general type of work runs from January to December. Free federal tax filing During the periods that Floyd was employed with the hospital, the hospital has always been eligible to provide a 403(b) plan to employees. Free federal tax filing Additionally, the hospital has never provided the employees with a 457 deferred compensation plan, a transportation fringe benefit plan, or a cafeteria plan. Free federal tax filing Floyd has never worked abroad and there is no life insurance provided under the plan. Free federal tax filing Table 3-3 shows the service Floyd provided to his employer, his compensation for the periods worked, his elective deferrals, and his taxable wages. Free federal tax filing Table 3-3. Free federal tax filing Floyd's Compensation Note. Free federal tax filing This table shows information Floyd will use to figure includible compensation for his most recent year of service. Free federal tax filing   Year Years of Service Taxable Wages Elective Deferrals 2014 6/12 of  a year $42,000 $2,000 2013 4/12 of  a year $16,000 $1,650 2012 4/12 of  a year $16,000 $1,650 Before Floyd can figure his limit on annual additions, he must figure includible compensation for his most recent year of service. Free federal tax filing Because Floyd is not planning to work the entire 2014 year, his most recent year of service will include the time he is planning to work in 2014 plus time he worked in the preceding 3 years until the time he worked for the hospital totals 1 year. Free federal tax filing If the total time he worked is less than 1 year, Floyd will treat it as if it were 1 year. Free federal tax filing He figures his most recent year of service shown in the following list. Free federal tax filing Time he will work in 2014 is 6/12 of a year. Free federal tax filing Time worked in 2013 is 4/12 of a year. Free federal tax filing All of this time will be used to determine Floyd's most recent year of service. Free federal tax filing Time worked in 2012 is 4/12 of a year. Free federal tax filing Floyd only needs 2 months of the 4 months he worked in 2012 to have enough time to total 1 full year. Free federal tax filing Because he needs only one-half of the actual time he worked, Floyd will use only one-half of his income earned during that period to calculate wages that will be used in figuring his includible compensation. Free federal tax filing Using the information provided in Table 3-3, wages for Floyd's most recent year of service are $66,000 ($42,000 + $16,000 + $8,000). Free federal tax filing His includible compensation for his most recent year of service is figured as shown in Table 3-4. Free federal tax filing After figuring his includible compensation, Floyd determines his limit on annual additions for 2014 to be $52,000, the lesser of his includible compensation, $70,475 (Table 3-4), and the maximum amount of $52,000. Free federal tax filing Table 3-4. Free federal tax filing Worksheet B. Free federal tax filing Includible Compensation for Your Most Recent Year of Service1 Note. Free federal tax filing Use this worksheet to figure includible compensation for your most recent year of service. Free federal tax filing 1. Free federal tax filing Enter your includible wages from the employer maintaining your 403(b) account for your most recent year of service 1. Free federal tax filing $66,000 2. Free federal tax filing Enter elective deferrals excluded from your gross income for your most recent year of service2 2. Free federal tax filing 4,4753 3. Free federal tax filing Enter amounts contributed or deferred by your employer under a cafeteria plan for your most recent year of service 3. Free federal tax filing -0- 4. Free federal tax filing Enter amounts contributed or deferred by your employer according to your election to your 457 account (a nonqualified plan of a state or local government, or of a tax-exempt organization) for your most recent year of service 4. Free federal tax filing -0- 5. Free federal tax filing Enter pre-tax contributions (employer's contributions made on your behalf according to your election) to a qualified transportation fringe benefit plan for your most recent year of service 5. Free federal tax filing -0- 6. Free federal tax filing Enter your foreign earned income exclusion for your most recent year of service 6. Free federal tax filing -0- 7. Free federal tax filing Add lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 7. Free federal tax filing 70,475 8. Free federal tax filing Enter the cost of incidental life insurance that is part of your annuity contract for your most recent year of service 8. Free federal tax filing -0- 9. Free federal tax filing Enter compensation that was both: Earned during your most recent year of service, and Earned while your employer was not qualified to maintain a 403(b) plan 9. Free federal tax filing -0- 10. Free federal tax filing Add lines 8 and 9 10. Free federal tax filing -0- 11. Free federal tax filing Subtract line 10 from line 7. Free federal tax filing This is your includible compensation for your most recent year of service 11. Free federal tax filing 70,475 1Use estimated amounts if figuring includible compensation before the end of the year. Free federal tax filing 2Elective deferrals made to a designated Roth account are not excluded from your gross income and should not be included on this line. Free federal tax filing  3$4,475 ($2,000 + $1,650 + $825). Free federal tax filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications