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H and r block for military 4. H and r block for military   Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) Table of Contents What's New Introduction Full-time student. H and r block for military Adjusted gross income. H and r block for military Distributions received by spouse. H and r block for military Testing period. H and r block for military What's New Modified AGI limit for retirement savings contributions credit increased. H and r block for military  For 2013, you may be able to claim the retirement savings contributions credit if your modified AGI is not more than: $59,000 if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250 if your filing status is head of household, or $29,500 if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er). H and r block for military Introduction You may be able to take a tax credit if you make eligible contributions (defined later) to a qualified retirement plan, an eligible deferred compensation plan, or an individual retirement arrangement (IRA). H and r block for military You may be able to take a credit of up to $1,000 (up to $2,000 if filing jointly). H and r block for military This credit could reduce the federal income tax you pay dollar for dollar. H and r block for military    Can you claim the credit?   If you make eligible contributions to a qualified retirement plan, an eligible deferred compensation plan, or an IRA, you can claim the credit if all of the following apply. H and r block for military You were born before January 2, 1996. H and r block for military You are not a full-time student (explained next). H and r block for military No one else, such as your parent(s), claims an exemption for you on their tax return. H and r block for military Your adjusted gross income (defined below) is not more than: $59,000 if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250 if your filing status is head of household, or $29,500 if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er). H and r block for military Full-time student. H and r block for military   You are a full-time student if, during some part of each of 5 calendar months (not necessarily consecutive) during the calendar year, you are either: A full-time student at a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or A student taking a full-time, on-farm training course given by either a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or a state, county, or local government. H and r block for military You are a full-time student if you are enrolled for the number of hours or courses the school considers to be full time. H and r block for military Adjusted gross income. H and r block for military   This is generally the amount on line 38 of your 2013 Form 1040; line 22 of your 2013 Form 1040A; or line 37 of your 2013 Form 1040NR. H and r block for military However, you must add to that amount any exclusion or deduction claimed for the year for: Foreign earned income, Foreign housing costs, Income for bona fide residents of American Samoa, and Income from Puerto Rico. H and r block for military Eligible contributions. H and r block for military   These include: Contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA, Salary reduction contributions (elective deferrals, including amounts designated as after-tax Roth contributions) to: A 401(k) plan (including a SIMPLE 401(k)), A section 403(b) annuity, An eligible deferred compensation plan of a state or local government (a governmental 457 plan), A SIMPLE IRA plan, or A salary reduction SEP, and Contributions to a section 501(c)(18) plan. H and r block for military They also include voluntary after-tax employee contributions to a tax-qualified retirement plan or section 403(b) annuity. H and r block for military For purposes of the credit, an employee contribution will be voluntary as long as it is not required as a condition of employment. H and r block for military Reducing eligible contributions. H and r block for military   Reduce your eligible contributions (but not below zero) by the total distributions you received during the testing period (defined later) from any IRA, plan, or annuity included above under Eligible contributions. H and r block for military Also reduce your eligible contributions by any distribution from a Roth IRA that is not rolled over, even if the distribution is not taxable. H and r block for military   Do not reduce your eligible contributions by any of the following. H and r block for military The portion of any distribution which is not includible in income because it is a trustee-to-trustee transfer or a rollover distribution. H and r block for military Distributions that are taxable as the result of an in-plan rollover to your designated Roth account. H and r block for military Any distribution that is a return of a contribution to an IRA (including a Roth IRA) made during the year for which you claim the credit if: The distribution is made before the due date (including extensions) of your tax return for that year, You do not take a deduction for the contribution, and The distribution includes any income attributable to the contribution. H and r block for military Loans from a qualified employer plan treated as a distribution. H and r block for military Distributions of excess contributions or deferrals (and income attributable to excess contributions and deferrals). H and r block for military Distributions of dividends paid on stock held by an employee stock ownership plan under section 404(k). H and r block for military Distributions from an eligible retirement plan that are converted or rolled over to a Roth IRA. H and r block for military Distributions from a military retirement plan. H and r block for military Distributions from an inherited IRA by a nonspousal beneficiary. H and r block for military Distributions received by spouse. H and r block for military   Any distributions your spouse receives are treated as received by you if you file a joint return with your spouse both for the year of the distribution and for the year for which you claim the credit. H and r block for military Testing period. H and r block for military   The testing period consists of the year for which you claim the credit, the period after the end of that year and before the due date (including extensions) for filing your return for that year, and the 2 tax years before that year. H and r block for military Example. H and r block for military You and your spouse filed joint returns in 2011 and 2012, and plan to do so in 2013 and 2014. H and r block for military You received a taxable distribution from a qualified plan in 2011 and a taxable distribution from an eligible deferred compensation plan in 2012. H and r block for military Your spouse received taxable distributions from a Roth IRA in 2013 and tax-free distributions from a Roth IRA in 2014 before April 15. H and r block for military You made eligible contributions to an IRA in 2013 and you otherwise qualify for this credit. H and r block for military You must reduce the amount of your qualifying contributions in 2013 by the total of the distributions you received in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. H and r block for military Maximum eligible contributions. H and r block for military   After your contributions are reduced, the maximum annual contribution on which you can base the credit is $2,000 per person. H and r block for military Effect on other credits. H and r block for military   The amount of this credit will not change the amount of your refundable tax credits. H and r block for military A refundable tax credit, such as the earned income credit or the refundable amount of your child tax credit, is an amount that you would receive as a refund even if you did not otherwise owe any taxes. H and r block for military Maximum credit. H and r block for military   This is a nonrefundable credit. H and r block for military The amount of the credit in any year cannot be more than the amount of tax that you would otherwise pay (not counting any refundable credits) in any year. H and r block for military If your tax liability is reduced to zero because of other nonrefundable credits, such as the credit for child and dependent care expenses, then you will not be entitled to this credit. H and r block for military How to figure and report the credit. H and r block for military   The amount of the credit you can get is based on the contributions you make and your credit rate. H and r block for military Your credit rate can be as low as 10% or as high as 50%. H and r block for military Your credit rate depends on your income and your filing status. H and r block for military See Form 8880 to determine your credit rate. H and r block for military   The maximum contribution taken into account is $2,000 per person. H and r block for military On a joint return, up to $2,000 is taken into account for each spouse. H and r block for military   Figure the credit on Form 8880. H and r block for military Report the credit on line 50 of your Form 1040; line 32 of your Form 1040A; or line 47 of your Form 1040NR and attach Form 8880 to your return. H and r block for military Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications