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Handr block free file 21. Handr block free file   Medical and Dental Expenses Table of Contents What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: What Are Medical Expenses? What Expenses Can You Include This Year?Community property states. Handr block free file How Much of the Expenses Can You Deduct? Whose Medical Expenses Can You Include?Yourself Spouse Dependent Decedent What Medical Expenses Are Includible?Insurance Premiums Meals and Lodging Transportation Disabled Dependent Care Expenses How Do You Treat Reimbursements?Insurance Reimbursement Damages for Personal Injuries How Do You Figure and Report the Deduction on Your Tax Return?What Tax Form Do You Use? Impairment-Related Work Expenses Health Insurance Costs for Self-Employed Persons What's New Medical and dental expenses. Handr block free file  Beginning January 1, 2013, you can deduct only the part of your medical and dental expenses that exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) (7. Handr block free file 5% if either you or your spouse is age 65 or older). Handr block free file Standard mileage rate. Handr block free file  The standard mileage rate allowed for operating expenses for a car when you use it for medical reasons is 24 cents per mile. Handr block free file See Transportation under What Medical Expenses Are Includible. Handr block free file Introduction This chapter will help you determine the following. Handr block free file What medical expenses are. Handr block free file What expenses you can include this year. Handr block free file How much of the expenses you can deduct. Handr block free file Whose medical expenses you can include. Handr block free file What medical expenses are includible. Handr block free file How to treat reimbursements. Handr block free file How to report the deduction on your tax return. Handr block free file How to report impairment-related work expenses. Handr block free file How to report health insurance costs if you are self-employed. Handr block free file Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 502 Medical and Dental Expenses 969 Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans Form (and Instructions) Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions What Are Medical Expenses? Medical expenses are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affecting any part or function of the body. Handr block free file These expenses include payments for legal medical services rendered by physicians, surgeons, dentists, and other medical practitioners. Handr block free file They include the costs of equipment, supplies, and diagnostic devices needed for these purposes. Handr block free file Medical care expenses must be primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental defect or illness. Handr block free file They do not include expenses that are merely beneficial to general health, such as vitamins or a vacation. Handr block free file Medical expenses include the premiums you pay for insurance that covers the expenses of medical care, and the amounts you pay for transportation to get medical care. Handr block free file Medical expenses also include amounts paid for qualified long-term care services and limited amounts paid for any qualified long-term care insurance contract. Handr block free file What Expenses Can You Include This Year? You can include only the medical and dental expenses you paid this year, regardless of when the services were provided. Handr block free file If you pay medical expenses by check, the day you mail or deliver the check generally is the date of payment. Handr block free file If you use a “pay-by-phone” or “online” account to pay your medical expenses, the date reported on the statement of the financial institution showing when payment was made is the date of payment. Handr block free file If you use a credit card, include medical expenses you charge to your credit card in the year the charge is made, not when you actually pay the amount charged. Handr block free file Separate returns. Handr block free file   If you and your spouse live in a noncommunity property state and file separate returns, each of you can include only the medical expenses each actually paid. Handr block free file Any medical expenses paid out of a joint checking account in which you and your spouse have the same interest are considered to have been paid equally by each of you, unless you can show otherwise. Handr block free file Community property states. Handr block free file   If you and your spouse live in a community property state and file separate returns, or are registered domestic partners in Nevada, Washington, or California, any medical expenses paid out of community funds are divided equally. Handr block free file Each of you should include half the expenses. Handr block free file If medical expenses are paid out of the separate funds of one individual, only the individual who paid the medical expenses can include them. Handr block free file If you live in a community property state, and are not filing a joint return, see Publication 555, Community Property. Handr block free file How Much of the Expenses Can You Deduct? Generally, you can deduct on Schedule A (Form 1040) only the amount of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 10% of your AGI (7. Handr block free file 5% of your AGI if either you or your spouse is age 65 or older)(Form 1040, line 38). Handr block free file Example. Handr block free file You are unmarried and under age 65 and your AGI is $40,000, 10% of which is $4,000. Handr block free file You paid medical expenses of $2,500. Handr block free file You cannot deduct any of your medical expenses because they are not more than 10% of your AGI. Handr block free file Whose Medical Expenses Can You Include? You can generally include medical expenses you pay for yourself, as well as those you pay for someone who was your spouse or your dependent either when the services were provided or when you paid for them. Handr block free file There are different rules for decedents and for individuals who are the subject of multiple support agreements. Handr block free file See Support claimed under a multiple support agreement , later. Handr block free file Yourself You can include medical expenses you paid for yourself. Handr block free file Spouse You can include medical expenses you paid for your spouse. Handr block free file To include these expenses, you must have been married either at the time your spouse received the medical services or at the time you paid the medical expenses. Handr block free file Example 1. Handr block free file Mary received medical treatment before she married Bill. Handr block free file Bill paid for the treatment after they married. Handr block free file Bill can include these expenses in figuring his medical expense deduction even if Bill and Mary file separate returns. Handr block free file If Mary had paid the expenses, Bill could not include Mary's expenses in his separate return. Handr block free file Mary would include the amounts she paid during the year in her separate return. Handr block free file If they filed a joint return, the medical expenses both paid during the year would be used to figure their medical expense deduction. Handr block free file Example 2. Handr block free file This year, John paid medical expenses for his wife Louise, who died last year. Handr block free file John married Belle this year and they file a joint return. Handr block free file Because John was married to Louise when she received the medical services, he can include those expenses in figuring his medical expense deduction for this year. Handr block free file Dependent You can include medical expenses you paid for your dependent. Handr block free file For you to include these expenses, the person must have been your dependent either at the time the medical services were provided or at the time you paid the expenses. Handr block free file A person generally qualifies as your dependent for purposes of the medical expense deduction if both of the following requirements are met. Handr block free file The person was a qualifying child (defined later) or a qualifying relative (defined later), and The person was a U. Handr block free file S. Handr block free file citizen or national, or a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Handr block free file If your qualifying child was adopted, see Exception for adopted child , next. Handr block free file You can include medical expenses you paid for an individual that would have been your dependent except that: He or she received gross income of $3,900 or more in 2013, He or she filed a joint return for 2013, or You, or your spouse if filing jointly, could be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 return. Handr block free file Exception for adopted child. Handr block free file   If you are a U. Handr block free file S. Handr block free file citizen or U. Handr block free file S. Handr block free file national and your adopted child lived with you as a member of your household for 2013, that child does not have to be a U. Handr block free file S. Handr block free file citizen or national or a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Handr block free file Qualifying Child A qualifying child is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was: Under age 19 at the end of 2013 and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly), Under age 24 at the end of 2013, a full-time student, and younger than you (or your spouse, if filing jointly), or Any age and permanently and totally disabled, Lived with you for more than half of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, and Did not file a joint return, or, if he or she did, it was only to claim a refund. Handr block free file Adopted child. Handr block free file   A legally adopted child is treated as your own child. Handr block free file This includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Handr block free file   You can include medical expenses that you paid for a child before adoption if the child qualified as your dependent when the medical services were provided or when the expenses were paid. Handr block free file   If you pay back an adoption agency or other persons for medical expenses they paid under an agreement with you, you are treated as having paid those expenses provided you clearly substantiate that the payment is directly attributable to the medical care of the child. Handr block free file   But if you pay the agency or other person for medical care that was provided and paid for before adoption negotiations began, you cannot include them as medical expenses. Handr block free file    You may be able to take an adoption credit for other expenses related to an adoption. Handr block free file See the Instructions for Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses, for more information. Handr block free file Child of divorced or separated parents. Handr block free file   For purposes of the medical and dental expenses deduction, a child of divorced or separated parents can be treated as a dependent of both parents. Handr block free file Each parent can include the medical expenses he or she pays for the child, even if the other parent claims the child's dependency exemption, if: The child is in the custody of one or both parents for more than half the year, The child receives over half of his or her support during the year from his or her parents, and The child's parents: Are divorced or legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, Are separated under a written separation agreement, or Live apart at all times during the last 6 months of the year. Handr block free file This does not apply if the child's exemption is being claimed under a multiple support agreement (discussed later). Handr block free file Qualifying Relative A qualifying relative is a person: Who is your: Son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild), Brother, sister, half brother, half sister, or a son or daughter of either of them, Father, mother, or an ancestor or sibling of either of them (for example, your grandmother, grandfather, aunt, or uncle), Stepbrother, stepsister, stepfather, stepmother, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law, or Any other person (other than your spouse) who lived with you all year as a member of your household if your relationship did not violate local law, Who was not a qualifying child (see Qualifying Child earlier) of any other person for 2013, and For whom you provided over half of the support in 2013. Handr block free file But see Child of divorced or separated parents , earlier, and Support claimed under a multiple support agreement, next. Handr block free file Support claimed under a multiple support agreement. Handr block free file   If you are considered to have provided more than half of a qualifying relative's support under a multiple support agreement, you can include medical expenses you pay for that person. Handr block free file A multiple support agreement is used when two or more people provide more than half of a person's support, but no one alone provides more than half. Handr block free file   Any medical expenses paid by others who joined you in the agreement cannot be included as medical expenses by anyone. Handr block free file However, you can include the entire unreimbursed amount you paid for medical expenses. Handr block free file Example. Handr block free file You and your three brothers each provide one-fourth of your mother's total support. Handr block free file Under a multiple support agreement, you treat your mother as your dependent. Handr block free file You paid all of her medical expenses. Handr block free file Your brothers reimbursed you for three-fourths of these expenses. Handr block free file In figuring your medical expense deduction, you can include only one-fourth of your mother's medical expenses. Handr block free file Your brothers cannot include any part of the expenses. Handr block free file However, if you and your brothers share the nonmedical support items and you separately pay all of your mother's medical expenses, you can include the unreimbursed amount you paid for her medical expenses in your medical expenses. Handr block free file Decedent Medical expenses paid before death by the decedent are included in figuring any deduction for medical and dental expenses on the decedent's final income tax return. Handr block free file This includes expenses for the decedent's spouse and dependents as well as for the decedent. Handr block free file The survivor or personal representative of a decedent can choose to treat certain expenses paid by the decedent's estate for the decedent's medical care as paid by the decedent at the time the medical services were provided. Handr block free file The expenses must be paid within the 1-year period beginning with the day after the date of death. Handr block free file If you are the survivor or personal representative making this choice, you must attach a statement to the decedent's Form 1040 (or the decedent's amended return, Form 1040X) saying that the expenses have not been and will not be claimed on the estate tax return. Handr block free file Qualified medical expenses paid before death by the decedent are not deductible if paid with a tax-free distribution from any Archer MSA, Medicare Advantage MSA, or health savings account. Handr block free file Amended returns and claims for refund are discussed in chapter 1. Handr block free file What if you pay medical expenses of a deceased spouse or dependent?   If you paid medical expenses for your deceased spouse or dependent, include them as medical expenses on your Form 1040 in the year paid, whether they are paid before or after the decedent's death. Handr block free file The expenses can be included if the person was your spouse or dependent either at the time the medical services were provided or at the time you paid the expenses. Handr block free file What Medical Expenses Are Includible? Use Table 21-1, later, as a guide to determine which medical and dental expenses you can include on Schedule A (Form 1040). Handr block free file This table does not include all possible medical expenses. Handr block free file To determine if an expense not listed can be included in figuring your medical expense deduction, see What Are Medical Expenses , earlier. Handr block free file Insurance Premiums You can include in medical expenses insurance premiums you pay for policies that cover medical care. Handr block free file Medical care policies can provide payment for treatment that includes: Hospitalization, surgical services, X-rays, Prescription drugs and insulin, Dental care, Replacement of lost or damaged contact lenses, and Long-term care (subject to additional limitations). Handr block free file See Qualified Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts in Publication 502. Handr block free file If you have a policy that provides payments for other than medical care, you can include the premiums for the medical care part of the policy if the charge for the medical part is reasonable. Handr block free file The cost of the medical part must be separately stated in the insurance contract or given to you in a separate statement. Handr block free file Note. Handr block free file When figuring the amount of insurance premiums you can include in medical expenses on Schedule A, do not include any health coverage tax credit advance payments shown in box 1 of Form 1099-H, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Advance Payments. Handr block free file Also, do not include insurance premiums attributable to a nondependent child under age 27 if your premiums increased as a result of adding this child to your policy. Handr block free file Employer-sponsored health insurance plan. Handr block free file   Do not include in your medical and dental expenses any insurance premiums paid by an employer-sponsored health insurance plan unless the premiums are included in box 1 of your Form W-2. Handr block free file Also, do not include any other medical and dental expenses paid by the plan unless the amount paid is included in box 1 of your Form W-2. Handr block free file Example. Handr block free file You are a federal employee participating in the premium conversion plan of the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) program. Handr block free file Your share of the FEHB premium is paid by making a pre-tax reduction in your salary. Handr block free file Because you are an employee whose insurance premiums are paid with money that is never included in your gross income, you cannot deduct the premiums paid with that money. Handr block free file Long-term care services. Handr block free file   Contributions made by your employer to provide coverage for qualified long-term care services under a flexible spending or similar arrangement must be included in your income. Handr block free file This amount will be reported as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2. Handr block free file Health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Handr block free file   If you have medical expenses that are reimbursed by a health reimbursement arrangement, you cannot include those expenses in your medical expenses. Handr block free file This is because an HRA is funded solely by the employer. Handr block free file Retired public safety officers. Handr block free file   If you are a retired public safety officer, do not include as medical expenses any health or long-term care premiums that you elected to have paid with tax-free distributions from your retirement plan. Handr block free file This applies only to distributions that would otherwise be included in income. Handr block free file Medicare A. Handr block free file   If you are covered under social security (or if you are a government employee who paid Medicare tax), you are enrolled in Medicare A. Handr block free file The payroll tax paid for Medicare A is not a medical expense. Handr block free file   If you are not covered under social security (or were not a government employee who paid Medicare tax), you can voluntarily enroll in Medicare A. Handr block free file In this situation you can include the premiums you paid for Medicare A as a medical expense. Handr block free file Medicare B. Handr block free file   Medicare B is supplemental medical insurance. Handr block free file Premiums you pay for Medicare B are a medical expense. Handr block free file Check the information you received from the Social Security Administration to find out your premium. Handr block free file Medicare D. Handr block free file    Medicare D is a voluntary prescription drug insurance program for persons with Medicare A or B. Handr block free file You can include as a medical expense premiums you pay for Medicare D. Handr block free file Prepaid insurance premiums. Handr block free file   Premiums you pay before you are age 65 for insurance for medical care for yourself, your spouse, or your dependents after you reach age 65 are medical care expenses in the year paid if they are: Payable in equal yearly installments, or more often, and Payable for at least 10 years, or until you reach age 65 (but not for less than 5 years). Handr block free file Unused sick leave used to pay premiums. Handr block free file   You must include in gross income cash payments you receive at the time of retirement for unused sick leave. Handr block free file You also must include in gross income the value of unused sick leave that, at your option, your employer applies to the cost of your continuing participation in your employer's health plan after you retire. Handr block free file You can include this cost of continuing participation in the health plan as a medical expense. Handr block free file   If you participate in a health plan where your employer automatically applies the value of unused sick leave to the cost of your continuing participation in the health plan (and you do not have the option to receive cash), do not include the value of the unused sick leave in gross income. Handr block free file You cannot include this cost of continuing participation in that health plan as a medical expense. Handr block free file Table 21-1. Handr block free file Medical and Dental Expenses Checklist. Handr block free file See Publication 502 for more information about these and other expenses. Handr block free file You can include: You cannot include: Bandages Birth control pills prescribed by your doctor Body scan Braille books Breast pump and supplies Capital expenses for equipment or improvements to your home needed for medical care (see the worksheet in Publication 502) Diagnostic devices Expenses of an organ donor Eye surgery—to promote the correct function of the eye Fertility enhancement, certain procedures Guide dogs or other animals aiding the blind, deaf, and disabled Hospital services fees (lab work, therapy, nursing services, surgery, etc. Handr block free file ) Lead-based paint removal Legal abortion Legal operation to prevent having children such as a vasectomy or tubal ligation Long-term care contracts, qualified Meals and lodging provided by a hospital during medical treatment Medical services fees (from doctors, dentists, surgeons, specialists, and other medical practitioners) Medicare Part D premiums Medical and hospital insurance premiums Nursing services Oxygen equipment and oxygen Part of life-care fee paid to retirement home designated for medical care Physical examination Pregnancy test kit Prescription medicines (prescribed by a doctor) and insulin Psychiatric and psychological treatment Social security tax, Medicare tax, FUTA, and state employment tax for worker providing medical care (see Wages for nursing services, below) Special items (artificial limbs, false teeth, eye-glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, crutches, wheelchair, etc. Handr block free file ) Special education for mentally or physically disabled persons Stop-smoking programs Transportation for needed medical care Treatment at a drug or alcohol center (includes meals and lodging provided by the center) Wages for nursing services Weight-loss, certain expenses for obesity Baby sitting and childcare Bottled water Contributions to Archer MSAs (see Publication 969) Diaper service Expenses for your general health (even if following your doctor's advice) such as— —Health club dues —Household help (even if recommended by a doctor) —Social activities, such as dancing or swimming lessons —Trip for general health improvement Flexible spending account reimbursements for medical expenses (if contributions were on a pre-tax basis) Funeral, burial, or cremation expenses Health savings account payments for medical expenses Illegal operation, treatment, or medicine Life insurance or income protection policies, or policies providing payment for loss of life, limb, sight, etc. Handr block free file Maternity clothes Medical insurance included in a car insurance policy covering all persons injured in or by your car Medicine you buy without a prescription Nursing care for a healthy baby Prescription drugs you brought in (or ordered shipped) from another country, in most cases Nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbal supplements, “natural medicines,” etc. Handr block free file , unless recommended by a medical practitioner as a treatment for a specific medical condition diagnosed by a physician Surgery for purely cosmetic reasons Toothpaste, toiletries, cosmetics, etc. Handr block free file Teeth whitening Weight-loss expenses not for the treatment of obesity or other disease Meals and Lodging You can include in medical expenses the cost of meals and lodging at a hospital or similar institution if a principal reason for being there is to get medical care. Handr block free file See Nursing home , later. Handr block free file You may be able to include in medical expenses the cost of lodging not provided in a hospital or similar institution. Handr block free file You can include the cost of such lodging while away from home if all of the following requirements are met. Handr block free file The lodging is primarily for and essential to medical care. Handr block free file The medical care is provided by a doctor in a licensed hospital or in a medical care facility related to, or the equivalent of, a licensed hospital. Handr block free file The lodging is not lavish or extravagant under the circumstances. Handr block free file There is no significant element of personal pleasure, recreation, or vacation in the travel away from home. Handr block free file The amount you include in medical expenses for lodging cannot be more than $50 for each night for each person. Handr block free file You can include lodging for a person traveling with the person receiving the medical care. Handr block free file For example, if a parent is traveling with a sick child, up to $100 per night can be included as a medical expense for lodging. Handr block free file Meals are not included. Handr block free file Nursing home. Handr block free file   You can include in medical expenses the cost of medical care in a nursing home, home for the aged, or similar institution, for yourself, your spouse, or your dependents. Handr block free file This includes the cost of meals and lodging in the home if a principal reason for being there is to get medical care. Handr block free file   Do not include the cost of meals and lodging if the reason for being in the home is personal. Handr block free file You can, however, include in medical expenses the part of the cost that is for medical or nursing care. Handr block free file Transportation Include in medical expenses amounts paid for transportation primarily for, and essential to, medical care. Handr block free file You can include: Bus, taxi, train, or plane fares, or ambulance service, Transportation expenses of a parent who must go with a child who needs medical care, Transportation expenses of a nurse or other person who can give injections, medications, or other treatment required by a patient who is traveling to get medical care and is unable to travel alone, and Transportation expenses for regular visits to see a mentally ill dependent, if these visits are recommended as a part of treatment. Handr block free file Car expenses. Handr block free file   You can include out-of-pocket expenses, such as the cost of gas and oil, when you use your car for medical reasons. Handr block free file You cannot include depreciation, insurance, general repair, or maintenance expenses. Handr block free file   If you do not want to use your actual expenses for 2013, you can use the standard medical mileage rate of 24 cents per mile. Handr block free file    You can also include parking fees and tolls. Handr block free file You can add these fees and tolls to your medical expenses whether you use actual expenses or use the standard mileage rate. Handr block free file Example. Handr block free file In 2013, Bill Jones drove 2,800 miles for medical reasons. Handr block free file He spent $500 for gas, $30 for oil, and $100 for tolls and parking. Handr block free file He wants to figure the amount he can include in medical expenses both ways to see which gives him the greater deduction. Handr block free file He figures the actual expenses first. Handr block free file He adds the $500 for gas, the $30 for oil, and the $100 for tolls and parking for a total of $630. Handr block free file He then figures the standard mileage amount. Handr block free file He multiplies 2,800 miles by 24 cents a mile for a total of $672. Handr block free file He then adds the $100 tolls and parking for a total of $772. Handr block free file Bill includes the $772 of car expenses with his other medical expenses for the year because the $772 is more than the $630 he figured using actual expenses. Handr block free file Transportation expenses you cannot include. Handr block free file   You cannot include in medical expenses the cost of transportation in the following situations. Handr block free file Going to and from work, even if your condition requires an unusual means of transportation. Handr block free file Travel for purely personal reasons to another city for an operation or other medical care. Handr block free file Travel that is merely for the general improvement of one's health. Handr block free file The costs of operating a specially equipped car for other than medical reasons. Handr block free file Disabled Dependent Care Expenses Some disabled dependent care expenses may qualify as either: Medical expenses, or Work-related expenses for purposes of taking a credit for dependent care. Handr block free file (See chapter 32 and Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Handr block free file ) You can choose to apply them either way as long as you do not use the same expenses to claim both a credit and a medical expense deduction. Handr block free file How Do You Treat Reimbursements? You can include in medical expenses only those amounts paid during the taxable year for which you received no insurance or other reimbursement. Handr block free file Insurance Reimbursement You must reduce your total medical expenses for the year by all reimbursements for medical expenses that you receive from insurance or other sources during the year. Handr block free file This includes payments from Medicare. Handr block free file Even if a policy provides reimbursement for only certain specific medical expenses, you must use amounts you receive from that policy to reduce your total medical expenses, including those it does not reimburse. Handr block free file Example. Handr block free file You have insurance policies that cover your hospital and doctors' bills but not your nursing bills. Handr block free file The insurance you receive for the hospital and doctors' bills is more than their charges. Handr block free file In figuring your medical deduction, you must reduce the total amount you spent for medical care by the total amount of insurance you received, even if the policies do not cover some of your medical expenses. Handr block free file Health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Handr block free file   A health reimbursement arrangement is an employer-funded plan that reimburses employees for medical care expenses and allows unused amounts to be carried forward. Handr block free file An HRA is funded solely by the employer and the reimbursements for medical expenses, up to a maximum dollar amount for a coverage period, are not included in your income. Handr block free file Other reimbursements. Handr block free file   Generally, you do not reduce medical expenses by payments you receive for: Permanent loss or loss of use of a member or function of the body (loss of limb, sight, hearing, etc. Handr block free file ) or disfigurement to the extent the payment is based on the nature of the injury without regard to the amount of time lost from work, or Loss of earnings. Handr block free file   You must, however, reduce your medical expenses by any part of these payments that is designated for medical costs. Handr block free file See How Do You Figure and Report the Deduction on Your Tax Return , later. Handr block free file   For how to treat damages received for personal injury or sickness, see Damages for Personal Injuries , later. Handr block free file You do not have a medical deduction if you are reimbursed for all of your medical expenses for the year. Handr block free file Excess reimbursement. Handr block free file   If you are reimbursed more than your medical expenses, you may have to include the excess in income. Handr block free file You may want to use Figure 21-A to help you decide if any of your reimbursement is taxable. Handr block free file Premiums paid by you. Handr block free file   If you pay either the entire premium for your medical insurance or all of the costs of a plan similar to medical insurance and your insurance payments or other reimbursements are more than your total medical expenses for the year, you have an excess reimbursement. Handr block free file Generally, you do not include the excess reimbursement in your gross income. Handr block free file Premiums paid by you and your employer. Handr block free file   If both you and your employer contribute to your medical insurance plan and your employer's contributions are not included in your gross income, you must include in your gross income the part of your excess reimbursement that is from your employer's contribution. Handr block free file   See Publication 502 to figure the amount of the excess reimbursement you must include in gross income. Handr block free file Reimbursement in a later year. Handr block free file   If you are reimbursed in a later year for medical expenses you deducted in an earlier year, you generally must report the reimbursement as income up to the amount you previously deducted as medical expenses. Handr block free file   However, do not report as income the amount of reimbursement you received up to the amount of your medical deductions that did not reduce your tax for the earlier year. Handr block free file For more information about the recovery of an amount that you claimed as an itemized deduction in an earlier year, see Itemized Deduction Recoveries in chapter 12. Handr block free file Figure 21-A. Handr block free file Is Your Excess Medical Reimbursement Taxable? Please click here for the text description of the image. Handr block free file Figure 21-A. Handr block free file Is Your Excess Medical Reimbursement Taxable? Medical expenses not deducted. Handr block free file   If you did not deduct a medical expense in the year you paid it because your medical expenses were not more than 10% of your AGI (7. Handr block free file 5% of your AGI if either you or your spouse was age 65 or older), or because you did not itemize deductions, do not include the reimbursement up to the amount of the expense in income. Handr block free file However, if the reimbursement is more than the expense, see Excess reimbursement , earlier. Handr block free file Example. Handr block free file For 2013, you were unmarried and under age 65 and you had medical expenses of $500. Handr block free file You cannot deduct the $500 because it is less than 10% of your AGI. Handr block free file If, in a later year, you are reimbursed for any of the $500 in medical expenses, you do not include the amount reimbursed in your gross income. Handr block free file Damages for Personal Injuries If you receive an amount in settlement of a personal injury suit, part of that award may be for medical expenses that you deducted in an earlier year. Handr block free file If it is, you must include that part in your income in the year you receive it to the extent it reduced your taxable income in the earlier year. Handr block free file See Reimbursement in a Later Year , discussed under How Do You Treat Reimbursements, earlier. Handr block free file Future medical expenses. Handr block free file   If you receive an amount in settlement of a damage suit for personal injuries, part of that award may be for future medical expenses. Handr block free file If it is, you must reduce any future medical expenses for these injuries until the amount you received has been completely used. Handr block free file How Do You Figure and Report the Deduction on Your Tax Return? Once you have determined which medical expenses you can include, you figure and report the deduction on your tax return. Handr block free file What Tax Form Do You Use? You figure your medical expense deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Handr block free file You cannot claim medical expenses on Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Handr block free file If you need more information on itemized deductions or you are not sure if you can itemize, see chapter 20. Handr block free file Enter the amount you paid for medical and dental expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040). Handr block free file This should be your expenses that were not reimbursed by insurance or any other sources. Handr block free file Generally, you can deduct only the amount of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 10% of your AGI (7. Handr block free file 5% if either you or your spouse was age 65 or older) shown on line 38, Form 1040. Handr block free file Impairment-Related Work Expenses If you are a person with a disability, you can take a business deduction for expenses that are necessary for you to be able to work. Handr block free file If you take a business deduction for impairment-related work expenses, do not take a medical deduction for the same expenses. Handr block free file You have a disability if you have: A physical or mental disability (for example, blindness or deafness) that functionally limits your being employed, or A physical or mental impairment (for example, a sight or hearing impairment) that substantially limits one or more of your major life activities, such as performing manual tasks, walking, speaking, breathing, learning, or working. Handr block free file Impairment-related expenses defined. Handr block free file   Impairment-related expenses are those ordinary and necessary business expenses that are: Necessary for you to do your work satisfactorily, For goods and services not required or used, other than incidentally, in your personal activities, and Not specifically covered under other income tax laws. Handr block free file Where to report. Handr block free file   If you are self-employed, deduct the business expenses on the appropriate form (Schedule C, C-EZ, E, or F) used to report your business income and expenses. Handr block free file   If you are an employee, complete Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses, or Form 2106-EZ, Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses. Handr block free file Enter on Schedule A (Form 1040), that part of the amount on Form 2106, or Form 2106-EZ, that is related to your impairment. Handr block free file Enter the amount that is unrelated to your impairment also on Schedule A (Form 1040). Handr block free file Your impairment-related work expenses are not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit that applies to other employee business expenses. Handr block free file Example. Handr block free file You are blind. Handr block free file You must use a reader to do your work. Handr block free file You use the reader both during your regular working hours at your place of work and outside your regular working hours away from your place of work. Handr block free file The reader's services are only for your work. Handr block free file You can deduct your expenses for the reader as business expenses. Handr block free file Health Insurance Costs for Self-Employed Persons If you were self-employed and had a net profit for the year, you may be able to deduct, as an adjustment to income, amounts paid for medical and qualified long-term care insurance on behalf of yourself, your spouse, your dependents, and, your children who were under age 27 at the end of 2013. Handr block free file For this purpose, you were self-employed if you were a general partner (or a limited partner receiving guaranteed payments) or you received wages from an S corporation in which you were more than a 2% shareholder. Handr block free file The insurance plan must be established under your trade or business and the deduction cannot be more than your earned income from that trade or business. Handr block free file You cannot deduct payments for medical insurance for any month in which you were eligible to participate in a health plan subsidized by your employer, your spouse's employer, or, an employer of your dependent or your child under age 27 at the end of 2013. Handr block free file You cannot deduct payments for a qualified long-term care insurance contract for any month in which you were eligible to participate in a long-term care insurance plan subsidized by your employer or your spouse's employer. Handr block free file If you qualify to take the deduction, use the Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions to figure the amount you can deduct. Handr block free file But if any of the following applies, do not use that worksheet. Handr block free file You had more than one source of income subject to self-employment tax. Handr block free file You file Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Handr block free file You are using amounts paid for qualified long-term care insurance to figure the deduction. Handr block free file If you cannot use the worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions, use the worksheet in Publication 535, Business Expenses, to figure your deduction. Handr block free file Note. Handr block free file When figuring the amount you can deduct for insurance premiums, do not include any advance payments shown on Form 1099-H, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Advance Payments. Handr block free file If you are claiming the health coverage tax credit, subtract the amount shown on Form 8885, from the total insurance premiums you paid. Handr block free file Do not include amounts paid for health insurance coverage with retirement plan distributions that were tax-free because you are a retired public safety officer. Handr block free file Where to report. Handr block free file    You take this deduction on Form 1040. Handr block free file If you itemize your deductions and do not claim 100% of your self-employed health insurance on Form 1040, you can generally include any remaining premiums with all other medical expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040), subject to the 10% limit (7. Handr block free file 5% if either you or your spouse was age 65 or older). Handr block free file See Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction in chapter 6 of Publication 535, Business Expenses, and Medical and Dental Expenses in the Instructions for Schedule A (Form 1040), for more information. Handr block free file Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Handr block free file Publication 926 - Main Content Table of Contents Do You Have a Household Employee? Can Your Employee Legally Work in the United States? Do You Need To Pay Employment Taxes?Social Security and Medicare Taxes Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Do You Need To Withhold Federal Income Tax? What Do You Need To Know About the Earned Income Credit? How Do You Make Tax Payments? What Forms Must You File?Employee who leaves during the year. Handr block free file Filing options when no return is required. Handr block free file What Records Must You Keep? Can You Claim a Credit for Child and Dependent Care Expenses? How Can You Correct Schedule H?Adjust the overpayment. Handr block free file Claim for refund process. Handr block free file How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Do You Have a Household Employee? You have a household employee if you hired someone to do household work and that worker is your employee. Handr block free file The worker is your employee if you can control not only what work is done, but how it is done. Handr block free file If the worker is your employee, it does not matter whether the work is full time or part time or that you hired the worker through an agency or from a list provided by an agency or association. Handr block free file It also does not matter whether you pay the worker on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, or by the job. Handr block free file Example. Handr block free file You pay Betty Shore to babysit your child and do light housework 4 days a week in your home. Handr block free file Betty follows your specific instructions about household and child care duties. Handr block free file You provide the household equipment and supplies that Betty needs to do her work. Handr block free file Betty is your household employee. Handr block free file Household work. Handr block free file   Household work is work done in or around your home. Handr block free file Some examples of workers who do household work are: Babysitters, Caretakers, House cleaning workers, Domestic workers, Drivers, Health aides, Housekeepers, Maids, Nannies, Private nurses, and Yard workers. Handr block free file Workers who are not your employees. Handr block free file   If only the worker can control how the work is done, the worker is not your employee but is self-employed. Handr block free file A self-employed worker usually provides his or her own tools and offers services to the general public in an independent business. Handr block free file   A worker who performs child care services for you in his or her home generally is not your employee. Handr block free file   If an agency provides the worker and controls what work is done and how it is done, the worker is not your employee. Handr block free file Example. Handr block free file You made an agreement with John Peters to care for your lawn. Handr block free file John runs a lawn care business and offers his services to the general public. Handr block free file He provides his own tools and supplies, and he hires and pays any helpers he needs. Handr block free file Neither John nor his helpers are your household employees. Handr block free file More information. Handr block free file   More information about who is an employee is in Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Handr block free file Can Your Employee Legally Work in the United States? It is unlawful for you knowingly to hire or continue to employ an alien who cannot legally work in the United States. Handr block free file When you hire a household employee to work for you on a regular basis, you and the employee must complete the U. Handr block free file S. Handr block free file Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Handr block free file No later than the first day of work, the employee must complete the employee section of the form by providing certain required information and attesting to his or her current work eligibility status in the United States. Handr block free file You must complete the employer section by examining documents presented by the employee as evidence of his or her identity and employment eligibility. Handr block free file Acceptable documents to establish identity and employment eligibility are listed on Form I-9. Handr block free file You should keep the completed Form I-9 in your own records. Handr block free file Do not submit it to the IRS, the USCIS, or any other government or other entity. Handr block free file The form must be kept available for review upon notice by an authorized U. Handr block free file S. Handr block free file Government official. Handr block free file Two copies of Form I-9 are contained in the Handbook for Employers (Form M-274) published by the USCIS. Handr block free file Call the USCIS at 1-800-870-3676 to order the Handbook for Employers; or you may download the handbook at www. Handr block free file uscis. Handr block free file gov. Handr block free file If you have questions about the employment eligibility verification process or other immigration-related employment matters, contact the USCIS Office of Business Liaison at 1-800-357-2099. Handr block free file You also can visit the USCIS website at www. Handr block free file uscis. Handr block free file gov to get Form I-9. Handr block free file For more information, see Employee's Social Security Number (SSN) in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Handr block free file Do You Need To Pay Employment Taxes? If you have a household employee, you may need to withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes, pay federal unemployment tax, or both. Handr block free file To find out, read Table 1. Handr block free file You do not need to withhold federal income tax from your household employee's wages. Handr block free file But if your employee asks you to withhold it, you can. Handr block free file See Do You Need To Withhold Federal Income Tax, later. Handr block free file If you need to pay social security, Medicare, or federal unemployment tax or choose to withhold federal income tax, read Table 2 for an overview of what you may need to do. Handr block free file If you do not need to pay social security, Medicare, or federal unemployment tax and do not choose to withhold federal income tax, read State employment taxes, next. Handr block free file The rest of this publication does not apply to you. Handr block free file State employment taxes. Handr block free file   You should contact your state unemployment tax agency to find out whether you need to pay state unemployment tax for your household employee. Handr block free file For a list of state unemployment tax agencies, visit the U. Handr block free file S. Handr block free file Department of Labor's website at www. Handr block free file workforcesecurity. Handr block free file doleta. Handr block free file gov/unemploy/agencies. Handr block free file asp. Handr block free file You should also determine if you need to pay or collect other state employment taxes or carry workers' compensation insurance. Handr block free file    Table 1. Handr block free file Do You Need To Pay Employment Taxes? IF you . Handr block free file . Handr block free file . Handr block free file THEN you need to . Handr block free file . Handr block free file . Handr block free file A– Pay cash wages of $1,900 or more in 2014 to any one household employee. Handr block free file Withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes. Handr block free file The taxes are 15. Handr block free file 3%1 of cash wages. Handr block free file Your employee's share is 7. Handr block free file 65%1. Handr block free file   (You can choose to pay it yourself and not withhold it. Handr block free file ) Your share is 7. Handr block free file 65%. Handr block free file   Do not count wages you pay to— Your spouse, Your child under the age of 21, Your parent (see Wages not counted, later, for an exception), or Any employee under the age of 18 at any time in 2014 (see Wages not counted, later, for an exception). Handr block free file B– Pay total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2013 or 2014 to household employees. Handr block free file Pay federal unemployment tax. Handr block free file The tax is 6% of cash wages. Handr block free file Wages over $7,000 a year per employee are not taxed. Handr block free file You also may owe state unemployment tax. Handr block free file   Do not count wages you pay to— Your spouse, Your child under the age of 21, or Your parent. Handr block free file 1In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Handr block free file 45%, you must withhold a 0. Handr block free file 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Handr block free file You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Handr block free file Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Handr block free file There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Handr block free file All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Handr block free file Note. Handr block free file If neither A nor B above applies, you do not need to pay any federal employment taxes. Handr block free file But you may still need to pay state employment taxes. Handr block free file Table 2. Handr block free file Household Employer's Checklist You may need to do the following things when you have a household employee. Handr block free file   When you hire a household employee: □ Find out if the person can legally work in the United States. Handr block free file  □ Find out if you need to pay state taxes. Handr block free file When you pay your household employee: □ Withhold social security and Medicare taxes. Handr block free file  □ Withhold federal income tax. Handr block free file  □ Decide how you will make tax payments. Handr block free file  □ Keep records. Handr block free file By February 2, 2015: □ Get an employer identification number (EIN). Handr block free file  □ Give your employee Copies B, C, and 2 of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Handr block free file By March 2, 2015 (March 31, 2015, if you file Form W-2 electronically): □ Send Copy A of Form W-2 to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Handr block free file By April 15, 2015: □ File Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes, with your 2014 federal income tax return (Form 1040, 1040NR, 1040-SS, or Form 1041). Handr block free file  If you do not have to file a return, file Schedule H by itself. Handr block free file Social Security and Medicare Taxes The social security tax pays for old-age, survivors, and disability benefits for workers and their families. Handr block free file The Medicare tax pays for hospital insurance. Handr block free file Both you and your household employee may owe social security and Medicare taxes. Handr block free file Your share is 7. Handr block free file 65% (6. Handr block free file 2% for social security tax and 1. Handr block free file 45% for Medicare tax) of the employee's social security and Medicare wages. Handr block free file Your employee's share is also 7. Handr block free file 65% (6. Handr block free file 2% for social security tax and 1. Handr block free file 45% for Medicare tax). Handr block free file In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Handr block free file 45%, you must withhold a 0. Handr block free file 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Handr block free file You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Handr block free file Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Handr block free file There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Handr block free file All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Handr block free file For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Handr block free file gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Handr block free file Generally, you can use Table 3 to figure the amount of social security and Medicare taxes to withhold from each wage payment. Handr block free file You are responsible for payment of your employee's share of the taxes as well as your own. Handr block free file You can either withhold your employee's share from the employee's wages or pay it from your own funds. Handr block free file If you decide to pay the employee's share from your own funds, see Not withholding the employee's share, later. Handr block free file Pay the taxes as discussed under How Do You Make Tax Payments, later. Handr block free file Also, see What Forms Must You File, later. Handr block free file Social security and Medicare wages. Handr block free file   You figure social security and Medicare taxes on the social security and Medicare wages you pay your employee. Handr block free file   If you pay your household employee cash wages of $1,900 or more in 2014, all cash wages you pay to that employee in 2014 (regardless of when the wages were earned) up to $117,000 are social security wages and all cash wages are Medicare wages. Handr block free file However, any noncash wages you pay do not count as social security and Medicare wages. Handr block free file   If you pay the employee less than $1,900 in cash wages in 2014, none of the wages you pay the employee are social security or Medicare wages and neither you nor your employee will owe social security or Medicare tax on those wages. Handr block free file Cash wages. Handr block free file   Cash wages include wages you pay by check, money order, etc. Handr block free file Cash wages do not include the value of food, lodging, clothing, and other noncash items you give your household employee. Handr block free file However, cash you give your employee in place of these items is included in cash wages. Handr block free file State disability payments treated as wages. Handr block free file   Certain state disability plan payments that your household employee may receive are treated as social security and Medicare wages. Handr block free file For more information about these payments, see the Instructions for Schedule H (Form 1040) and the notice issued by the state. Handr block free file Wages not counted. Handr block free file   Do not count wages you pay to any of the following individuals as social security or Medicare wages, even if these wages are $1,900 or more during the year. Handr block free file Your spouse. Handr block free file Your child who is under the age of 21. Handr block free file Your parent. Handr block free file Exception: Count these wages if both the following conditions apply. Handr block free file Your parent cares for your child who is either of the following. Handr block free file Under the age of 18, or Has a physical or mental condition that requires the personal care of an adult for at least 4 continuous weeks in the calendar quarter services were performed. Handr block free file Your marital status is one of the following. Handr block free file You are divorced and have not remarried, You are a widow or widower, or You are living with a spouse whose physical or mental condition prevents him or her from caring for your child for at least 4 continuous weeks in the calendar quarter services were performed. Handr block free file An employee who is under the age of 18 at any time during the year. Handr block free file Exception: Count these wages if providing household services is the employee's principal occupation. Handr block free file If the employee is a student, providing household services is not considered to be his or her principal occupation. Handr block free file Also, if your employee's cash wages reach $117,000 (maximum wages subject to social security tax) in 2014, do not count any wages you pay that employee during the rest of the year as social security wages to figure social security tax. Handr block free file Continue to count the employee's cash wages as Medicare wages to figure Medicare tax. Handr block free file If you provide your employee transit passes to commute to your home, do not count the value of the transit passes (up to $130 per month for 2014) as wages. Handr block free file A transit pass includes any pass, token, fare card, voucher, or similar item entitling a person to ride on mass transit, such as a bus or train. Handr block free file If you provide your employee parking at or near your home or at or near a location from which your employee commutes to your home, do not count the value of parking (up to $250 per month for 2014) as wages. Handr block free file If you reimburse your employee for transit passes or parking, you may be able to exclude the reimbursement amounts. Handr block free file See Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, for special requirements for this exclusion. Handr block free file Withholding the employee's share. Handr block free file   You should withhold the employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes if you expect to pay your household employee cash wages of $1,900 or more in 2014. Handr block free file However, if you prefer to pay the employee's share yourself, see Not withholding the employee's share, later. Handr block free file   You can withhold the employee's share of the taxes even if you are not sure your employee's cash wages will be $1,900 or more in 2014. Handr block free file If you withhold the taxes but then actually pay the employee less than $1,900 in cash wages for the year, you should repay the employee. Handr block free file   Withhold 7. Handr block free file 65% (6. Handr block free file 2% for social security tax and 1. Handr block free file 45% for Medicare tax) from each payment of social security and Medicare wages. Handr block free file Generally, you can use Table 3 to figure the proper amount to withhold. Handr block free file You will pay the amount withheld to the IRS with your share of the taxes. Handr block free file Do not withhold any social security tax after your employee's social security wages for the year reach $117,000. Handr block free file Table 3. Handr block free file Employee Social Security (6. Handr block free file 2%) and Medicare (1. 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Handr block free file 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Handr block free file You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Handr block free file Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Handr block free file There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Handr block free file All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Handr block free file   If you make an error by withholding too little, you should withhold additional taxes from a later payment. Handr block free file If you withhold too much, you should repay the employee. Handr block free file    In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Handr block free file 45%, you must withhold a 0. Handr block free file 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Handr block free file You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Handr block free file Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Handr block free file There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Handr block free file All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Handr block free file For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Handr block free file gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Handr block free file Example. Handr block free file On February 13, 2014, Mary Brown hired Jane R. Handr block free file Oak (who is an unrelated individual over age 18) to care for her child and agreed to pay cash wages of $50 every Friday. Handr block free file Jane worked for the remainder of the year (a total of 46 weeks). Handr block free file Mary did not give Jane a Form W-4 to request federal or state tax withholding. Handr block free file The following is the information Mary will need to complete Schedule H, Form W-2, and Form W-3. Handr block free file See the completed examples of Form W-2 and Form W-3 for 2014 at the end of this publication. Handr block free file Total cash wages paid to Jane $2,300. Handr block free file 00 ($50 x 46 weeks)       Jane's share of:     Social security tax $142. Handr block free file 60 ($2,300 x 6. Handr block free file 2% (. Handr block free file 062))         Medicare tax $33. Handr block free file 35       ($2,300 x 1. Handr block free file 45% (. Handr block free file 0145)) Mary's share of:     Social security tax $142. Handr block free file 60  ($2,300 x 6. Handr block free file 2% (. Handr block free file 062))           Medicare tax $33. Handr block free file 35  ($2,300 x 1. Handr block free file 45% (. Handr block free file 0145)) Amount reported on Form W-2 and Form W-3:   Box 1:Wages, tips $2,300. Handr block free file 00   Box 4: Social security tax withheld 142. Handr block free file 60   Box 6: Medicare tax withheld 33. Handr block free file 35 For information on withholding and reporting federal income taxes, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Handr block free file Not withholding the employee's share. Handr block free file   If you prefer to pay your employee's social security and Medicare taxes from your own funds, do not withhold them from your employee's wages. Handr block free file The social security and Medicare taxes you pay to cover your employee's share must be included in the employee's wages for income tax purposes. Handr block free file However, they are not counted as social security and Medicare wages or as federal unemployment (FUTA) wages. Handr block free file Example. Handr block free file In 2014 you hire a household employee (who is an unrelated individual over age 18) to care for your child and agree to pay cash wages of $100 every Friday. Handr block free file You expect to pay your employee $1,900 or more for the year. Handr block free file You decide to pay your employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes from your own funds. Handr block free file You pay your employee $100 every Friday without withholding any social security or Medicare taxes. Handr block free file For social security and Medicare tax purposes, your employee's wages each payday are $100. Handr block free file For each wage payment, you will pay $15. Handr block free file 30 when you pay the taxes. Handr block free file This is $7. Handr block free file 65 ($6. Handr block free file 20 for social security tax + $1. Handr block free file 45 for Medicare tax) to cover your employee's share plus $7. Handr block free file 65 ($6. Handr block free file 20 for social security tax + $1. Handr block free file 45 for Medicare tax) for your share. Handr block free file For income tax purposes, your employee's wages each payday are $107. Handr block free file 65 ($100 + the $7. Handr block free file 65 you will pay to cover your employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes). Handr block free file Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax The federal unemployment tax is part of the federal and state program under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) that pays unemployment compensation to workers who lose their jobs. Handr block free file Like most employers, you may owe both the federal unemployment tax (the FUTA tax) and a state unemployment tax. Handr block free file Or, you may owe only the FUTA tax or only the state unemployment tax. Handr block free file To find out whether you will owe state unemployment tax, contact your state's unemployment tax agency. Handr block free file For a list of state unemployment tax agencies, visit the U. Handr block free file S. Handr block free file Department of Labor's website at www. Handr block free file workforcesecurity. Handr block free file doleta. Handr block free file gov/unemploy/agencies. Handr block free file asp. Handr block free file You should also find out if you need to pay or collect other state employment taxes or carry workers' compensation insurance. Handr block free file The FUTA tax is 6. Handr block free file 0% of your employee's FUTA wages. Handr block free file However, you may be able to take a credit of up to 5. Handr block free file 4% against the FUTA tax, resulting in a net tax rate of 0. Handr block free file 6%. Handr block free file Your credit for 2014 is limited unless you pay all the required contributions for 2014 to your state unemployment fund by April 15, 2015. Handr block free file The credit you can take for any contributions for 2014 that you pay after April 15, 2015, is limited to 90% of the credit that would have been allowable if the contributions were paid by April 15, 2015. Handr block free file (If you did not pay all the required contributions for 2013 by April 15, 2014, see Credit for 2013, later. Handr block free file ) Note. Handr block free file   If a due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, payments are considered timely if made by the next business day. Handr block free file The term “legal holiday” means any legal holiday in the District of Columbia. Handr block free file Pay the tax as discussed under How Do You Make Tax Payments, later. Handr block free file Also, see What Forms Must You File, later. Handr block free file Note. Handr block free file   The 5. Handr block free file 4% credit is reduced for wages paid in a credit reduction state. Handr block free file See the Instructions for Schedule H (Form 1040). Handr block free file Do not withhold the FUTA tax from your employee's wages. Handr block free file You must pay it from your own funds. Handr block free file FUTA wages. Handr block free file   Figure the FUTA tax on the FUTA wages you pay. Handr block free file If you pay cash wages to all of your household employees totaling $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2013 or 2014, the first $7,000 of cash wages you pay to each household employee in 2014 is FUTA wages. Handr block free file (A calendar quarter is January through March, April through June, July through September, or October through December. Handr block free file ) If your employee's cash wages reach $7,000 during the year, do not figure the FUTA tax on any wages you pay that employee during the rest of the year. Handr block free file For an explanation of cash wages, see the discussion on Social security and Medicare wages under Social Security and Medicare Taxes, earlier. Handr block free file Wages not counted. Handr block free file   Do not count wages you pay to any of the following individuals as FUTA wages. Handr block free file Your spouse. Handr block free file Your child who is under the age of 21. Handr block free file Your parent. Handr block free file Credit for 2013. Handr block free file   The credit you can take for any state unemployment fund contributions for 2013 that you pay after April 15, 2014, is limited to 90% of the credit that would have been allowable if the contributions were paid on or before April 15, 2014. Handr block free file Use Worksheet A to figure the credit for late contributions if you paid any state contributions after the due date for filing  Form 1040. Handr block free file Worksheet A. Handr block free file Worksheet for Credit for Late Contributions 1. Handr block free file Enter the amount from Schedule H, line 22   2. Handr block free file Enter the amount from Schedule H, line 19   3. Handr block free file Subtract line 2 from line 1. Handr block free file If zero or less, enter -0-   4. Handr block free file Enter total contributions paid to the state(s) after the Form 1040 due date   5. Handr block free file Enter the smaller of line 3 or line 4   6. Handr block free file Multiply line 5 by . Handr block free file 90 (90%)   7. Handr block free file Add lines 2 and 6   8. Handr block free file Enter the smaller of the amount on line 1 or line 7 here and on Schedule H, line 23   Do You Need To Withhold Federal Income Tax? You are not required to withhold federal income tax from wages you pay a household employee. Handr block free file You should withhold federal income tax only if your household employee asks you to withhold it and you agree. Handr block free file The employee must give you a completed Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. Handr block free file If you and your employee have agreed to withholding, either of you may end the agreement by letting the other know in writing. Handr block free file If you agree to withhold federal income tax, you are responsible for paying it to the IRS. Handr block free file Pay the tax as discussed under How Do You Make Tax Payments, later. Handr block free file Also, see What Forms Must You File, later. Handr block free file Use the income tax withholding tables in Publication 15 (Circular E) to find out how much to withhold. Handr block free file Figure federal income tax withholding on wages before you deduct any amounts for other withheld taxes. Handr block free file Withhold federal income tax from each payment of wages based on the filing status and exemptions shown on your employee's Form W-4. Handr block free file Publication 15 (Circular E) contains detailed instructions. Handr block free file Wages. Handr block free file   Figure federal income tax withholding on both cash and noncash wages you pay. Handr block free file Measure wages you pay in any form other than cash by the fair market value of the noncash item. Handr block free file   Do not count as wages any of the following items. Handr block free file Meals provided to your employee at your home for your convenience. Handr block free file Lodging provided to your employee at your home for your convenience and as a condition of employment. Handr block free file Up to $130 per month for 2014 for transit passes you give your employee (or for any cash reimbursement you make for the amount your employee pays for transit passes used to commute to your home if you qualify for this exclusion). Handr block free file A transit pass includes any pass, token, fare card, voucher, or similar item entitling a person to ride on mass transit, such as a bus or train. Handr block free file See Publication 15-B for special requirements for this exclusion. Handr block free file Up to $250 per month for 2014 for the value of parking you provide your employee or for any cash reimbursement you make for the amount your employee pays and substantiates for parking at or near your home or at or near a location from which your employee commutes to your home. Handr block free file   See Publication 15 (Circular E) for more information on cash and noncash wages. Handr block free file Paying tax without withholding. Handr block free file   Any income tax you pay for your employee without withholding it from the employee's wages must be included in the employee's wages for federal income tax purposes. Handr block free file It also must be included in social security and Medicare wages and in federal unemployment (FUTA) wages. Handr block free file What Do You Need To Know About the Earned Income Credit? Certain workers can take the earned income credit (EIC) on their federal income tax return. Handr block free file This credit reduces their tax or allows them to receive a payment from the IRS. Handr block free file You also may have to give your employee a notice about the EIC. Handr block free file Notice about the EIC. Handr block free file   Copy B of the 2014 Form W-2 has a statement about the EIC on the back. Handr block free file If you give your employee that copy by February 2, 2015 (as discussed under Form W-2 under What Forms Must You File, later), you do not have to give the employee any other notice about the EIC. Handr block free file   If you do not give your employee Copy B of the Form W-2, your notice about the EIC can be any of the following items. Handr block free file A substitute Form W-2 with the same EIC information on the back of the employee's copy that is on Copy B of the Form W-2. Handr block free file Notice 797, Possible Federal Tax Refund Due to the Earned Income Credit (EIC). Handr block free file Your own written statement with the same wording as in Notice 797. Handr block free file If a substitute Form W-2 is given on time but does not have the required EIC information, you must notify the employee within one week of the date the substitute Form W-2 is given. Handr block free file If Form W-2 is required but is not given on time, you must give the employee Notice 797 or your written statement about the 2014 EIC by February 2, 2015. Handr block free file If Form W-2 is not required, you must notify the employee by February 7, 2015. Handr block free file   You must give your household employee a notice about the EIC if you agree to withhold federal income tax from the employee's wages (as discussed earlier under Do You Need To Withhold Federal Income Tax?) and the income tax withholding tables show that no tax should be withheld. Handr block free file Even if not required, you are encouraged to give the employee a notice about the EIC if his or her 2014 wages are less than $46,997 ($52,427 if married filing jointly). Handr block free file How Do You Make Tax Payments? When you file your 2014 federal income tax return in 2015, attach Schedule H (Form 1040) to your Form 1040, 1040NR, 1040-SS, or 1041. Handr block free file Use Schedule H to figure your total household employment taxes (social security, Medicare, FUTA, and withheld federal income taxes). Handr block free file Add these household employment taxes to your income tax. Handr block free file Pay the amount due by April 15, 2015. Handr block free file For more information about using Schedule H, see Schedule H under What Forms Must You File, later. Handr block free file You can avoid owing tax with your return if you pay enough tax during the year to cover your household employment taxes, as well as your income tax. Handr block free file You can pay the additional tax in any of the following ways. Handr block free file Ask your employer to withhold more federal income tax from your wages in 2014. Handr block free file Ask the payer of your pension or annuity to withhold more federal income tax from your benefits. Handr block free file Make estimated tax payments for 2014 to the IRS. Handr block free file Increase your payments if you already make estimated tax payments. Handr block free file You may be subject to the estimated tax underpayment penalty if you did not pay enough income and household employment taxes during the year. Handr block free file (See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for information about the underpayment penalty. Handr block free file ) However, you will not be subject to the penalty if both of the following situations apply to you. Handr block free file You will not have federal income tax withheld from wages, pensions, or any other payments you receive. Handr block free file Your income taxes, excluding your household employment taxes, would not be enough to require payment of estimated taxes. Handr block free file Asking for more federal income tax withholding. Handr block free file   If you are employed and want more federal income tax withheld from your wages to cover your household employment taxes, give your employer a new Form W-4. Handr block free file Complete it as before, but show the additional amount you want withheld from each paycheck on line 6. Handr block free file   If you receive a pension or annuity and want more federal income tax withheld to cover household employment taxes, give the payer a new Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments (or a similar form provided by the payer). Handr block free file Complete it as before, but show the additional amount you want withheld from each benefit payment on line 3. Handr block free file   See Publication 505 to make sure you will have the right amount withheld. Handr block free file It will help you compare your total expected withholding for 2014 with the combined income tax and employment taxes that you can expect to figure on your 2014 tax return. Handr block free file Paying estimated tax. Handr block free file   If you want to make estimated tax payments to cover household employment taxes, get Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals. Handr block free file You can use its payment vouchers to make your payments by check or money order. Handr block free file You may be able to pay by Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) or credit card. Handr block free file For details, see the form instructions and visit IRS. Handr block free file gov. Handr block free file    You can pay all the employment taxes at once or you can pay them in installments. Handr block free file If you have already made estimated tax payments for 2014, you can increase your remaining payments to cover the employment taxes. Handr block free file Estimated tax payments for 2014 are due April 15, June 16, and September 15, 2014, and January 15, 2015. Handr block free file Payment option for business employers. Handr block free file   If you own a business as a sole proprietor or your home is on a farm operated for profit, you can choose either of two ways to pay your 2014 household employment taxes. Handr block free file You can pay them with your federal income tax as previously described, or you can include them with your federal employment tax deposits or other payments for your business or farm employees. Handr block free file For information on depositing employment taxes, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Handr block free file   If you pay your household employment taxes with your business or farm employment taxes, you must report your household employment taxes with those other employment taxes on Form 941, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return, Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return, or Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, and on Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return. Handr block free file See Business employment tax returns, later. Handr block free file    The deduction that can be taken on Schedules C and F (Form 1040) for wages and employment taxes applies only to wages and taxes paid for business and farm employees. Handr block free file You cannot deduct the wages and employment taxes paid for your household employees on your Schedule C or F. Handr block free file More information. Handr block free file   For more information about paying taxes through federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments, and figuring the estimated tax penalty, see Publication 505. Handr block free file What Forms Must You File? You must file certain forms to report your household employee's wages and the federal employment taxes for the employee if you pay any of the following wages to the employee. Handr block free file Social security and Medicare wages. Handr block free file FUTA wages. Handr block free file Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Handr block free file For information on ordering employment tax forms, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Handr block free file Employer identification number (EIN). Handr block free file   You must include your employer identification number (EIN) on the forms you file for your household employee. Handr block free file An EIN is a nine-digit number issued by the IRS. Handr block free file It is not the same as a social security number. Handr block free file    You ordinarily will have an EIN if you previously paid taxes for employees, either as a household employer or as a sole proprietor of a business you own. Handr block free file If you already have an EIN, use that number. Handr block free file   If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online. Handr block free file Go to IRS. Handr block free file gov and click on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Handr block free file You may also apply for an EIN by calling 1-800-829-4933, or you can fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS. Handr block free file Form W-2. Handr block free file   File a separate 2014 Form W-2, for each household employee to whom you pay either of the following wages during the year. Handr block free file Social security and Medicare wages of $1,900 or more. Handr block free file Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Handr block free file You must complete Form W-2 and give Copies B, C, and 2 to your employee by February 2, 2015. Handr block free file You must send Copy A of Form W-2 with Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, to the SSA by March 2, 2015 (March 31, 2015, if you file your Form W-2 electronically). Handr block free file Electronic filing is available to all employers and is free, fast, secure, and offers a later filing deadline. Handr block free file Visit the SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information website at www. Handr block free file socialsecurity. Handr block free file gov/employer for guidelines on filing electronically. Handr block free file Employee who leaves during the year. Handr block free file   If an employee stops working for you before the end of 2014, you can file Form W-2 and provide copies to your employee immediately after you make your final payment of wages. Handr block free file You do not need to wait until 2015. Handr block free file If the employee asks you for Form W-2, give it to him or her within 30 days after the request or the last wage payment, whichever is later. Handr block free file Schedule H. Handr block free file   Use Schedule H to report household employment taxes if you pay any of the following wages to the employee. Handr block free file Social security and Medicare wages of $1,900 or more. Handr block free file FUTA wages. Handr block free file Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Handr block free file File Schedule H with your 2014 federal income tax return by April 15, 2015. Handr block free file If you get an extension to file your return, the extension also will apply to your Schedule H. Handr block free file Filing options when no return is required. Handr block free file   If you are not required to file a 2014 tax return, you have the following two options. Handr block free file You can file Schedule H by itself. Handr block free file See the Schedule H instructions for details. Handr block free file If, besides your household employee, you have other employees for whom you report employment taxes on Form 941, Form 944, or Form 943 and on Form 940, you can include your taxes for your household employee on those forms. Handr block free file See Business employment tax returns, next. Handr block free file   Employers having the options listed above include certain tax-exempt organizations that do not have to file a tax return, such as churches that pay a household worker to take care of a minister's home. Handr block free file Business employment tax returns. Handr block free file   Do not use Schedule H if you choose to pay the employment taxes for your household employee with business or farm employment taxes. Handr block free file (See Payment option for business employers, earlier. Handr block free file ) Instead, include the social security, Medicare, and withheld federal income taxes for the employee on the Form 941 or Form 944 you file for your business or on the Form 943 you file for your farm. Handr block free file Include the FUTA tax for the employee on your Form 940. Handr block free file   If you report the employment taxes for your household employee on Form 941, Form 944, or Form 943, file Form W-2 for that employee with the Forms W-2 and Form W-3 for your business or farm employees. Handr block free file   For information on filing Form 941 or Form 944, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Handr block free file For information on filing Form 943, see Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide. Handr block free file Both of these publications also provide information about filing Form 940. Handr block free file What Records Must You Keep? Keep your copies of Schedule H or other employment tax forms you file and related Forms W-2, W-3, and W-4. Handr block free file You must also keep records to support the information you enter on the forms you file. Handr block free file If you must file Form W-2, you will need to keep a record of your employee's name, address, and social security number. Handr block free file Wage and tax records. Handr block free file   On each payday, you should record the date and amounts of all the following items. Handr block free file Your employee's cash and noncash wages. Handr block free file Any employee social security tax you withhold or agree to pay for your employee. Handr block free file Any employee Medicare tax you withhold or agree to pay for your employee. Handr block free file Any federal income tax you withhold. Handr block free file Any state employment taxes you withhold. Handr block free file Employee's social security number. Handr block free file   You must keep a record of your employee's name and social security number exactly as they appear on his or her social security card if you pay the employee either of the following. Handr block free file Social security and Medicare wages of $1,900 or more. Handr block free file Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Handr block free file You must ask for your employee's social security number no later than the first day on which you pay the wages. Handr block free file You may wish to ask for it when you hire your employee. Handr block free file You should ask your employee to show you his or her social security card. Handr block free file The employee may show the card if it is available. Handr block free file You may, but are not required to, photocopy the card if the employee provides it. Handr block free file   An employee who does not have a social security number must apply for one on Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. Handr block free file An employee who has lost his or her social security card or whose name is not correctly shown on the card may apply for a replacement card. Handr block free file    Employees can get Form SS-5 from any Social Security Administration office or by calling 1-800-772-1213. Handr block free file    You also can download Form SS-5 from the Social Security Administration website at  www. Handr block free file socialsecurity. Handr block free file gov/online/ss-5. Handr block free file pdf. Handr block free file How long to keep records. Handr block free file   Keep your employment tax records for at least 4 years after the due date of the return on which you report the taxes or the date the taxes were paid, whichever is later. Handr block free file Can You Claim a Credit for Child and Dependent Care Expenses? If your household employee cares for your dependent who is under age 13 or for your spouse or dependent who is not capable of self-care, you may be able to take an income tax credit against some of your expenses. Handr block free file To qualify, you must pay these expenses so you can work or look for work. Handr block free file If you can take the credit, you can include in your qualifying expenses your share of the federal and state employment taxes you pay, as well as the employee's wages. Handr block free file For information about the credit, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Handr block free file How Can You Correct Schedule H? If you discover that you made an error on a Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR), the forms used to correct the error depend on whether the Schedule H was attached to another form or whether it was filed by itself. Handr block free file Schedule H attached to another form. Handr block free file    If you discover an error on a Schedule H that you previously filed with Form 1040, Form 1040NR, or Form 1040-SS, file Form 1040X, Amended U. Handr block free file S. Handr block free file Individual Income Tax Return, and attach a corrected Schedule H. Handr block free file If you filed Formulario 1040-PR, file a Form 1040X and attach a corrected Anexo H-PR. Handr block free file If you discover an error on a Schedule H that you previously filed with Form 1041, U. Handr block free file S. Handr block free file Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, file an “amended” Form 1041 and attach a corrected Schedule H. Handr block free file You discovered (that is, ascertained) the error when you had enough information to be able to correct the error. Handr block free file Write “CORRECTED” (or “CORREGIDO”) and the date you discovered the error in the top margin of your corrected Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR), in dark, bold letters. Handr block free file In addition, explain the reason for your correction and the date the error was discovered in Part III of Form 1040X or in a statement attached to the amended Form 1041. Handr block free file Schedule H filed by itself. Handr block free file   If you discover an error on a Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR) that you filed as a stand-alone return, file another stand-alone Schedule H with the corrected information. Handr block free file You discovered (that is, ascertained) the error when you had enough information to be able to correct the error. Handr block free file Write “CORRECTED” (or “CORREGIDO”) and the date you discovered the error in the top margin of your corrected Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR), in dark, bold letters. Handr block free file In addition, explain the reason for your correction and the date the error was discovered in a statement attached to the corrected Schedule H. Handr block free file If you have an overpayment, also write “ADJUSTED” (or “CORREGIDO”) or “REFUND” (or “REEMBOLSO”) in the top margin, depending on whether you want to adjust your overpayment or claim a refund. Handr block free file (See Overpayment of tax, later. Handr block free file ) When to file. Handr block free file   File a corrected Schedule H when you discover an error on a previously filed Schedule H. Handr block free file If you are correcting an underpayment, file a corrected Schedule H no later than the due date of your next tax return (generally, April 15 of the following calendar year) after you discover the error. Handr block free file If you are correcting an overpayment, file a corrected Schedule H within the refund period of limitations (generally 3 years from the date your original form was filed or within 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later). Handr block free file Underpayment of tax. Handr block free file   You must pay any underpayment of social security and Medicare taxes by the time you file the corrected Schedule H. Handr block free file Generally, by filing on time and paying by the time you file the return, you will not be charged interest (and will not be subject to failure-to-pay or estimated tax penalties) on the balance due. Handr block free file However, underreported FUTA taxes will be subject to interest. Handr block free file Overpayment of tax. Handr block free file    You may either adjust or claim a refund of an overpayment of social security and Medicare taxes on a previously filed Schedule H. Handr block free file However, if you are correcting an overpayment and are filing the corrected Schedule H within 90 days of the expiration of the period of limitations, you can only claim a refund of the overpayment. Handr block free file Adjust the overpayment. Handr block free file   If the corrected Schedule H is filed with a Form 1040X or an amended Form 1041, adjust your return by indicating on line 22 of the Form 1040X or on line 29a of the Form 1041 that you would like the overpayment applied to your estimated taxes on Form 1040, Form 1040NR, Form 1040-PR, Form 1040-SS, or Form 1041 for the year in which you are filing the corrected Schedule H. Handr block free file If the corrected Schedule H is filed as a stand-alone return, adjust your return by writing “ADJUSTED” (or “CORREGIDO”) in the top margin (in dark, bold letters). Handr block free file If you adjust your return, you will not receive interest on your overpayment. Handr block free file If the corrected Schedule H will be filed within 90 days of the expiration of the refund period of limitations, you may not adjust the return and must claim a refund for the overpayment. Handr block free file You may not adjust your return to correct overpayments of FUTA tax. Handr block free file Claim for refund process. Handr block free file   If the corrected Schedule H is filed with a Form 1040X or an amended Form 1041, claim a refund by indicating that you would like the overpayment refunded to you on line 21 of the Form 1040X or line 29b of the Form 1041. Handr block free file If the corrected Schedule H is filed as a stand-alone return, claim a refund by writing “REFUND” (or “REEMBOLSO”) in the top margin (in dark, bold letters). Handr block free file You will receive interest on any overpayment refunded, unless the overpayment is for FUTA tax because you were entitled to increased credits for state contributions. Handr block free file Required repayment or consent. Handr block free file   If you previously overreported social security and Medicare taxes, you may adjust your overpayment only after you have repaid or reimbursed your employees in the amount of the overcollection of employee tax. Handr block free file You reimburse your employees by applying the overwithheld amount against taxes to be withheld on future wages. Handr block free file You may claim a refund for the overpayment only after you have repaid or reimbursed your employees in the amount of the overcollection or you have obtained consents from your employees to file the claim for refund for the employee tax. Handr block free file Include a statement that you repaid or reimbursed your employees, or obtained their written consents in the case of a claim for refund, in Part III of Form 1040X or in a statement attached to the amended Form 1041 or the stand-alone corrected Schedule H. Handr block free file Filing required Forms W-2 or Forms W-2c. Handr block free file   Whether you previously underreported tax or overreported tax, you will generally be required to file Form W-2, or their territorial equivalents (if none was previously filed), or Form W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, to reflect the changes reported on your corrected Schedule H. Handr block free file Additional Medicare Tax. Handr block free file   Generally, you may not correct an error in Additional Medicare Tax withholding for wages paid to employees in a prior year unless it is an administrative error. Handr block free file An administrative error occurs if the amount you entered on Schedule H is not the amount you actually withheld. Handr block free file For example, if the Additional Medicare Tax actually withheld was incorrectly reported on Schedule H due to a mathematical or transposition error, this would be an administrative error. Handr block free file   Any underwithheld Additional Medicare Tax must be recovered from employees on or before the last day of the calendar year in which the underwithholding occurred. Handr block free file Any excess Additional Medicare Tax withholding must be repaid or reimbursed to employees before the end of the calendar year in which it was withheld. Handr block free file Additional information. Handr block free file   For more information about correcting errors on a previously filed Schedule H, see page 4 of Form 944-X, Form 944-X: Which process should you use? (substitute “Schedule H” for “Form 944-X”) and the Instructions for Form 944-X (or Formulario 944-X (PR)). Handr block free file Also, visit IRS. Handr block free file gov. Handr block free file How To Get Tax Help Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Handr block free file Free help with your tax return. Handr block free file   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Handr block free file The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Handr block free file The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Handr block free file Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Handr block free file In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Handr block free file To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Handr block free file gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Handr block free file   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Handr block free file To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Handr block free file aarp. Handr block free file org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Handr block free file For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Handr block free file gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Handr block free file Internet. Handr block free file    IRS. Handr block free file gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Handr block free file Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Handr block free file Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. Handr block free file Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Handr block free file gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Handr block free file The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Handr block free file Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. Handr block free file You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Handr block free file The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Handr block free file Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Handr block free file No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Handr block free file The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. Handr block free file When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Handr block free file New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Handr block free file  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Handr block free file gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Handr block free file You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Handr block free file The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Handr block free file When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. Handr block free file Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. Handr block free file You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Handr block free file Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Handr block free file gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Handr block free file Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Handr block free file Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Handr block free file Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Handr block free file If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. Handr block free file Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Handr block free file gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Handr block free file You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Handr block free file It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Handr block free file Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Handr block free file gov. Handr block free file Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Handr block free file gov for more information. Handr block free file Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Handr block free file Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Handr block free file gov. Handr block free file Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. Handr block free file Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Handr block free file gov. Handr block free file Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Handr block free file gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Handr block free file Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Handr block free file Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Handr block free file gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Handr block free file An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Handr block free file Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Handr block free file gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Handr block free file If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Handr block free file Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Handr block free file Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Handr block free file Go to IRS. Handr block free file gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Handr block free file Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Handr block free file Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Handr block free file Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Handr block free file Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Handr block free file gov and choose from a variety of options. Handr block free file Phone. Handr block free file    You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Handr block free file Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Handr block free file Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Handr block free file gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Handr block free file Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Handr block free file The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Handr block free file Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Handr block free file Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Handr block free file Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Handr block free file Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. Handr block free file If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Handr block free file The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Handr block free file Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Handr block free file Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Handr block free file The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Handr block free file Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Handr block free file Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. Handr block free file Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Handr block free file You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Handr block free file It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Handr block free file Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Handr block free file You should receive your order within 10 business days. Handr block free file Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Handr block free file If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. Handr block free file Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Handr block free file The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Handr block free file These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Handr block free file Walk-in. Handr block free file   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Handr block free file Products. Handr block free file You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Handr block free file Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Handr block free file Services. Handr block free file You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Handr block free file An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Handr block free file Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Handr block free file gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Handr block free file Mail. Handr block free file   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Handr block free file You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Handr block free file Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Handr block free file Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Handr block free file The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Handr block free file Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Handr block free file   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Handr block free file We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Handr block free file You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Handr block free file You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Handr block free file   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Handr block free file Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Handr block free file Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Handr block free file Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Handr block free file We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Handr block free file   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Handr block free file   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Handr block free file If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Handr block free file Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. Handr block free file Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Handr block free file Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Handr block free file Sample W-2 Form This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Handr block free file Please click the link to view the image. Handr block free file Webtitle: Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement and Form W-3 Transmitttal of Wage and Tax Statemtents Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications