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Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Filing options when no return is required. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Claim for refund process. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free The worker is your employee if you can control not only what work is done, but how it is done. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free It also does not matter whether you pay the worker on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, or by the job. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free You pay Betty Shore to babysit your child and do light housework 4 days a week in your home. Handrblock free Betty follows your specific instructions about household and child care duties. Handrblock free You provide the household equipment and supplies that Betty needs to do her work. Handrblock free Betty is your household employee. Handrblock free Household work. Handrblock free   Household work is work done in or around your home. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Workers who are not your employees. Handrblock free   If only the worker can control how the work is done, the worker is not your employee but is self-employed. Handrblock free A self-employed worker usually provides his or her own tools and offers services to the general public in an independent business. Handrblock free   A worker who performs child care services for you in his or her home generally is not your employee. Handrblock free   If an agency provides the worker and controls what work is done and how it is done, the worker is not your employee. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free You made an agreement with John Peters to care for your lawn. Handrblock free John runs a lawn care business and offers his services to the general public. Handrblock free He provides his own tools and supplies, and he hires and pays any helpers he needs. Handrblock free Neither John nor his helpers are your household employees. Handrblock free More information. Handrblock free   More information about who is an employee is in Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free When you hire a household employee to work for you on a regular basis, you and the employee must complete the U. Handrblock free S. Handrblock free Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free You must complete the employer section by examining documents presented by the employee as evidence of his or her identity and employment eligibility. Handrblock free Acceptable documents to establish identity and employment eligibility are listed on Form I-9. Handrblock free You should keep the completed Form I-9 in your own records. Handrblock free Do not submit it to the IRS, the USCIS, or any other government or other entity. Handrblock free The form must be kept available for review upon notice by an authorized U. Handrblock free S. Handrblock free Government official. Handrblock free Two copies of Form I-9 are contained in the Handbook for Employers (Form M-274) published by the USCIS. Handrblock free Call the USCIS at 1-800-870-3676 to order the Handbook for Employers; or you may download the handbook at www. Handrblock free uscis. Handrblock free gov. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free You also can visit the USCIS website at www. Handrblock free uscis. Handrblock free gov to get Form I-9. Handrblock free For more information, see Employee's Social Security Number (SSN) in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free To find out, read Table 1. Handrblock free You do not need to withhold federal income tax from your household employee's wages. Handrblock free But if your employee asks you to withhold it, you can. Handrblock free See Do You Need To Withhold Federal Income Tax, later. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free The rest of this publication does not apply to you. Handrblock free State employment taxes. Handrblock free   You should contact your state unemployment tax agency to find out whether you need to pay state unemployment tax for your household employee. Handrblock free For a list of state unemployment tax agencies, visit the U. Handrblock free S. Handrblock free Department of Labor's website at www. Handrblock free workforcesecurity. Handrblock free doleta. Handrblock free gov/unemploy/agencies. Handrblock free asp. Handrblock free You should also determine if you need to pay or collect other state employment taxes or carry workers' compensation insurance. Handrblock free    Table 1. Handrblock free Do You Need To Pay Employment Taxes? IF you . Handrblock free . Handrblock free . Handrblock free THEN you need to . Handrblock free . Handrblock free . Handrblock free A– Pay cash wages of $1,900 or more in 2014 to any one household employee. Handrblock free Withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes. Handrblock free The taxes are 15. Handrblock free 3%1 of cash wages. Handrblock free Your employee's share is 7. Handrblock free 65%1. Handrblock free   (You can choose to pay it yourself and not withhold it. Handrblock free ) Your share is 7. Handrblock free 65%. Handrblock free   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). Handrblock free B– Pay total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2013 or 2014 to household employees. Handrblock free Pay federal unemployment tax. Handrblock free The tax is 6% of cash wages. Handrblock free Wages over $7,000 a year per employee are not taxed. Handrblock free You also may owe state unemployment tax. Handrblock free   Do not count wages you pay to— Your spouse, Your child under the age of 21, or Your parent. Handrblock free 1In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Handrblock free 45%, you must withhold a 0. Handrblock free 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Handrblock free There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Note. Handrblock free If neither A nor B above applies, you do not need to pay any federal employment taxes. Handrblock free But you may still need to pay state employment taxes. Handrblock free Table 2. Handrblock free Household Employer's Checklist You may need to do the following things when you have a household employee. Handrblock free   When you hire a household employee: □ Find out if the person can legally work in the United States. Handrblock free  □ Find out if you need to pay state taxes. Handrblock free When you pay your household employee: □ Withhold social security and Medicare taxes. Handrblock free  □ Withhold federal income tax. Handrblock free  □ Decide how you will make tax payments. Handrblock free  □ Keep records. Handrblock free By February 2, 2015: □ Get an employer identification number (EIN). Handrblock free  □ Give your employee Copies B, C, and 2 of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Handrblock free 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). Handrblock free 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). Handrblock free  If you do not have to file a return, file Schedule H by itself. Handrblock free Social Security and Medicare Taxes The social security tax pays for old-age, survivors, and disability benefits for workers and their families. Handrblock free The Medicare tax pays for hospital insurance. Handrblock free Both you and your household employee may owe social security and Medicare taxes. Handrblock free Your share is 7. Handrblock free 65% (6. Handrblock free 2% for social security tax and 1. Handrblock free 45% for Medicare tax) of the employee's social security and Medicare wages. Handrblock free Your employee's share is also 7. Handrblock free 65% (6. Handrblock free 2% for social security tax and 1. Handrblock free 45% for Medicare tax). Handrblock free In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Handrblock free 45%, you must withhold a 0. Handrblock free 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Handrblock free There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Handrblock free gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Handrblock free Generally, you can use Table 3 to figure the amount of social security and Medicare taxes to withhold from each wage payment. Handrblock free You are responsible for payment of your employee's share of the taxes as well as your own. Handrblock free You can either withhold your employee's share from the employee's wages or pay it from your own funds. Handrblock free If you decide to pay the employee's share from your own funds, see Not withholding the employee's share, later. Handrblock free Pay the taxes as discussed under How Do You Make Tax Payments, later. Handrblock free Also, see What Forms Must You File, later. Handrblock free Social security and Medicare wages. Handrblock free   You figure social security and Medicare taxes on the social security and Medicare wages you pay your employee. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free However, any noncash wages you pay do not count as social security and Medicare wages. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free Cash wages. Handrblock free   Cash wages include wages you pay by check, money order, etc. Handrblock free Cash wages do not include the value of food, lodging, clothing, and other noncash items you give your household employee. Handrblock free However, cash you give your employee in place of these items is included in cash wages. Handrblock free State disability payments treated as wages. Handrblock free   Certain state disability plan payments that your household employee may receive are treated as social security and Medicare wages. Handrblock free For more information about these payments, see the Instructions for Schedule H (Form 1040) and the notice issued by the state. Handrblock free Wages not counted. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free Your spouse. Handrblock free Your child who is under the age of 21. Handrblock free Your parent. Handrblock free Exception: Count these wages if both the following conditions apply. Handrblock free Your parent cares for your child who is either of the following. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Your marital status is one of the following. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free An employee who is under the age of 18 at any time during the year. Handrblock free Exception: Count these wages if providing household services is the employee's principal occupation. Handrblock free If the employee is a student, providing household services is not considered to be his or her principal occupation. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Continue to count the employee's cash wages as Medicare wages to figure Medicare tax. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free If you reimburse your employee for transit passes or parking, you may be able to exclude the reimbursement amounts. Handrblock free See Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, for special requirements for this exclusion. Handrblock free Withholding the employee's share. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free However, if you prefer to pay the employee's share yourself, see Not withholding the employee's share, later. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free   Withhold 7. Handrblock free 65% (6. Handrblock free 2% for social security tax and 1. Handrblock free 45% for Medicare tax) from each payment of social security and Medicare wages. Handrblock free Generally, you can use Table 3 to figure the proper amount to withhold. Handrblock free You will pay the amount withheld to the IRS with your share of the taxes. Handrblock free Do not withhold any social security tax after your employee's social security wages for the year reach $117,000. Handrblock free Table 3. Handrblock free Employee Social Security (6. Handrblock free 2%) and Medicare (1. 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Handrblock free 04 . Handrblock free 71 99. Handrblock free 00 . Handrblock free 6. Handrblock free 14 1. Handrblock free 44 50. Handrblock free 00 . Handrblock free 3. Handrblock free 10 . Handrblock free 73 100. Handrblock free 00 . Handrblock free 6. Handrblock free 20 1. Handrblock free 45 1In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Handrblock free 45%, you must withhold a 0. Handrblock free 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Handrblock free There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free   If you make an error by withholding too little, you should withhold additional taxes from a later payment. Handrblock free If you withhold too much, you should repay the employee. Handrblock free    In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Handrblock free 45%, you must withhold a 0. Handrblock free 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Handrblock free There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Handrblock free gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free On February 13, 2014, Mary Brown hired Jane R. Handrblock free Oak (who is an unrelated individual over age 18) to care for her child and agreed to pay cash wages of $50 every Friday. Handrblock free Jane worked for the remainder of the year (a total of 46 weeks). Handrblock free Mary did not give Jane a Form W-4 to request federal or state tax withholding. Handrblock free The following is the information Mary will need to complete Schedule H, Form W-2, and Form W-3. Handrblock free See the completed examples of Form W-2 and Form W-3 for 2014 at the end of this publication. Handrblock free Total cash wages paid to Jane $2,300. Handrblock free 00 ($50 x 46 weeks)       Jane's share of:     Social security tax $142. Handrblock free 60 ($2,300 x 6. Handrblock free 2% (. Handrblock free 062))         Medicare tax $33. Handrblock free 35       ($2,300 x 1. Handrblock free 45% (. Handrblock free 0145)) Mary's share of:     Social security tax $142. Handrblock free 60  ($2,300 x 6. Handrblock free 2% (. Handrblock free 062))           Medicare tax $33. Handrblock free 35  ($2,300 x 1. Handrblock free 45% (. Handrblock free 0145)) Amount reported on Form W-2 and Form W-3:   Box 1:Wages, tips $2,300. Handrblock free 00   Box 4: Social security tax withheld 142. Handrblock free 60   Box 6: Medicare tax withheld 33. Handrblock free 35 For information on withholding and reporting federal income taxes, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Handrblock free Not withholding the employee's share. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free However, they are not counted as social security and Medicare wages or as federal unemployment (FUTA) wages. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free You expect to pay your employee $1,900 or more for the year. Handrblock free You decide to pay your employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes from your own funds. Handrblock free You pay your employee $100 every Friday without withholding any social security or Medicare taxes. Handrblock free For social security and Medicare tax purposes, your employee's wages each payday are $100. Handrblock free For each wage payment, you will pay $15. Handrblock free 30 when you pay the taxes. Handrblock free This is $7. Handrblock free 65 ($6. Handrblock free 20 for social security tax + $1. Handrblock free 45 for Medicare tax) to cover your employee's share plus $7. Handrblock free 65 ($6. Handrblock free 20 for social security tax + $1. Handrblock free 45 for Medicare tax) for your share. Handrblock free For income tax purposes, your employee's wages each payday are $107. Handrblock free 65 ($100 + the $7. Handrblock free 65 you will pay to cover your employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes). Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Like most employers, you may owe both the federal unemployment tax (the FUTA tax) and a state unemployment tax. Handrblock free Or, you may owe only the FUTA tax or only the state unemployment tax. Handrblock free To find out whether you will owe state unemployment tax, contact your state's unemployment tax agency. Handrblock free For a list of state unemployment tax agencies, visit the U. Handrblock free S. Handrblock free Department of Labor's website at www. Handrblock free workforcesecurity. Handrblock free doleta. Handrblock free gov/unemploy/agencies. Handrblock free asp. Handrblock free You should also find out if you need to pay or collect other state employment taxes or carry workers' compensation insurance. Handrblock free The FUTA tax is 6. Handrblock free 0% of your employee's FUTA wages. Handrblock free However, you may be able to take a credit of up to 5. Handrblock free 4% against the FUTA tax, resulting in a net tax rate of 0. Handrblock free 6%. Handrblock free Your credit for 2014 is limited unless you pay all the required contributions for 2014 to your state unemployment fund by April 15, 2015. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free (If you did not pay all the required contributions for 2013 by April 15, 2014, see Credit for 2013, later. Handrblock free ) Note. Handrblock free   If a due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, payments are considered timely if made by the next business day. Handrblock free The term “legal holiday” means any legal holiday in the District of Columbia. Handrblock free Pay the tax as discussed under How Do You Make Tax Payments, later. Handrblock free Also, see What Forms Must You File, later. Handrblock free Note. Handrblock free   The 5. Handrblock free 4% credit is reduced for wages paid in a credit reduction state. Handrblock free See the Instructions for Schedule H (Form 1040). Handrblock free Do not withhold the FUTA tax from your employee's wages. Handrblock free You must pay it from your own funds. Handrblock free FUTA wages. Handrblock free   Figure the FUTA tax on the FUTA wages you pay. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free (A calendar quarter is January through March, April through June, July through September, or October through December. Handrblock free ) 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. Handrblock free For an explanation of cash wages, see the discussion on Social security and Medicare wages under Social Security and Medicare Taxes, earlier. Handrblock free Wages not counted. Handrblock free   Do not count wages you pay to any of the following individuals as FUTA wages. Handrblock free Your spouse. Handrblock free Your child who is under the age of 21. Handrblock free Your parent. Handrblock free Credit for 2013. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free Use Worksheet A to figure the credit for late contributions if you paid any state contributions after the due date for filing  Form 1040. Handrblock free Worksheet A. Handrblock free Worksheet for Credit for Late Contributions 1. Handrblock free Enter the amount from Schedule H, line 22   2. Handrblock free Enter the amount from Schedule H, line 19   3. Handrblock free Subtract line 2 from line 1. Handrblock free If zero or less, enter -0-   4. Handrblock free Enter total contributions paid to the state(s) after the Form 1040 due date   5. Handrblock free Enter the smaller of line 3 or line 4   6. Handrblock free Multiply line 5 by . Handrblock free 90 (90%)   7. Handrblock free Add lines 2 and 6   8. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free You should withhold federal income tax only if your household employee asks you to withhold it and you agree. Handrblock free The employee must give you a completed Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. Handrblock free If you and your employee have agreed to withholding, either of you may end the agreement by letting the other know in writing. Handrblock free If you agree to withhold federal income tax, you are responsible for paying it to the IRS. Handrblock free Pay the tax as discussed under How Do You Make Tax Payments, later. Handrblock free Also, see What Forms Must You File, later. Handrblock free Use the income tax withholding tables in Publication 15 (Circular E) to find out how much to withhold. Handrblock free Figure federal income tax withholding on wages before you deduct any amounts for other withheld taxes. Handrblock free Withhold federal income tax from each payment of wages based on the filing status and exemptions shown on your employee's Form W-4. Handrblock free Publication 15 (Circular E) contains detailed instructions. Handrblock free Wages. Handrblock free   Figure federal income tax withholding on both cash and noncash wages you pay. Handrblock free Measure wages you pay in any form other than cash by the fair market value of the noncash item. Handrblock free   Do not count as wages any of the following items. Handrblock free Meals provided to your employee at your home for your convenience. Handrblock free Lodging provided to your employee at your home for your convenience and as a condition of employment. Handrblock free 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). Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free See Publication 15-B for special requirements for this exclusion. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free   See Publication 15 (Circular E) for more information on cash and noncash wages. Handrblock free Paying tax without withholding. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free It also must be included in social security and Medicare wages and in federal unemployment (FUTA) wages. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free This credit reduces their tax or allows them to receive a payment from the IRS. Handrblock free You also may have to give your employee a notice about the EIC. Handrblock free Notice about the EIC. Handrblock free   Copy B of the 2014 Form W-2 has a statement about the EIC on the back. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Notice 797, Possible Federal Tax Refund Due to the Earned Income Credit (EIC). Handrblock free Your own written statement with the same wording as in Notice 797. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free If Form W-2 is not required, you must notify the employee by February 7, 2015. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free 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). Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Use Schedule H to figure your total household employment taxes (social security, Medicare, FUTA, and withheld federal income taxes). Handrblock free Add these household employment taxes to your income tax. Handrblock free Pay the amount due by April 15, 2015. Handrblock free For more information about using Schedule H, see Schedule H under What Forms Must You File, later. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free You can pay the additional tax in any of the following ways. Handrblock free Ask your employer to withhold more federal income tax from your wages in 2014. Handrblock free Ask the payer of your pension or annuity to withhold more federal income tax from your benefits. Handrblock free Make estimated tax payments for 2014 to the IRS. Handrblock free Increase your payments if you already make estimated tax payments. Handrblock free You may be subject to the estimated tax underpayment penalty if you did not pay enough income and household employment taxes during the year. Handrblock free (See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for information about the underpayment penalty. Handrblock free ) However, you will not be subject to the penalty if both of the following situations apply to you. Handrblock free You will not have federal income tax withheld from wages, pensions, or any other payments you receive. Handrblock free Your income taxes, excluding your household employment taxes, would not be enough to require payment of estimated taxes. Handrblock free Asking for more federal income tax withholding. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free Complete it as before, but show the additional amount you want withheld from each paycheck on line 6. Handrblock free   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). Handrblock free Complete it as before, but show the additional amount you want withheld from each benefit payment on line 3. Handrblock free   See Publication 505 to make sure you will have the right amount withheld. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Paying estimated tax. Handrblock free   If you want to make estimated tax payments to cover household employment taxes, get Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals. Handrblock free You can use its payment vouchers to make your payments by check or money order. Handrblock free You may be able to pay by Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) or credit card. Handrblock free For details, see the form instructions and visit IRS. Handrblock free gov. Handrblock free    You can pay all the employment taxes at once or you can pay them in installments. Handrblock free If you have already made estimated tax payments for 2014, you can increase your remaining payments to cover the employment taxes. Handrblock free Estimated tax payments for 2014 are due April 15, June 16, and September 15, 2014, and January 15, 2015. Handrblock free Payment option for business employers. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free For information on depositing employment taxes, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free See Business employment tax returns, later. Handrblock free    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. Handrblock free You cannot deduct the wages and employment taxes paid for your household employees on your Schedule C or F. Handrblock free More information. Handrblock free   For more information about paying taxes through federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments, and figuring the estimated tax penalty, see Publication 505. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Social security and Medicare wages. Handrblock free FUTA wages. Handrblock free Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Handrblock free For information on ordering employment tax forms, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Handrblock free Employer identification number (EIN). Handrblock free   You must include your employer identification number (EIN) on the forms you file for your household employee. Handrblock free An EIN is a nine-digit number issued by the IRS. Handrblock free It is not the same as a social security number. Handrblock free    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. Handrblock free If you already have an EIN, use that number. Handrblock free   If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online. Handrblock free Go to IRS. Handrblock free gov and click on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Form W-2. Handrblock free   File a separate 2014 Form W-2, for each household employee to whom you pay either of the following wages during the year. Handrblock free Social security and Medicare wages of $1,900 or more. Handrblock free Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Handrblock free You must complete Form W-2 and give Copies B, C, and 2 to your employee by February 2, 2015. Handrblock free 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). Handrblock free Electronic filing is available to all employers and is free, fast, secure, and offers a later filing deadline. Handrblock free Visit the SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information website at www. Handrblock free socialsecurity. Handrblock free gov/employer for guidelines on filing electronically. Handrblock free Employee who leaves during the year. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free You do not need to wait until 2015. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Schedule H. Handrblock free   Use Schedule H to report household employment taxes if you pay any of the following wages to the employee. Handrblock free Social security and Medicare wages of $1,900 or more. Handrblock free FUTA wages. Handrblock free Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Handrblock free File Schedule H with your 2014 federal income tax return by April 15, 2015. Handrblock free If you get an extension to file your return, the extension also will apply to your Schedule H. Handrblock free Filing options when no return is required. Handrblock free   If you are not required to file a 2014 tax return, you have the following two options. Handrblock free You can file Schedule H by itself. Handrblock free See the Schedule H instructions for details. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free See Business employment tax returns, next. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free Business employment tax returns. Handrblock free   Do not use Schedule H if you choose to pay the employment taxes for your household employee with business or farm employment taxes. Handrblock free (See Payment option for business employers, earlier. Handrblock free ) 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. Handrblock free Include the FUTA tax for the employee on your Form 940. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free   For information on filing Form 941 or Form 944, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Handrblock free For information on filing Form 943, see Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide. Handrblock free Both of these publications also provide information about filing Form 940. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free You must also keep records to support the information you enter on the forms you file. Handrblock free If you must file Form W-2, you will need to keep a record of your employee's name, address, and social security number. Handrblock free Wage and tax records. Handrblock free   On each payday, you should record the date and amounts of all the following items. Handrblock free Your employee's cash and noncash wages. Handrblock free Any employee social security tax you withhold or agree to pay for your employee. Handrblock free Any employee Medicare tax you withhold or agree to pay for your employee. Handrblock free Any federal income tax you withhold. Handrblock free Any state employment taxes you withhold. Handrblock free Employee's social security number. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free Social security and Medicare wages of $1,900 or more. Handrblock free Wages from which you withhold federal income tax. Handrblock free You must ask for your employee's social security number no later than the first day on which you pay the wages. Handrblock free You may wish to ask for it when you hire your employee. Handrblock free You should ask your employee to show you his or her social security card. Handrblock free The employee may show the card if it is available. Handrblock free You may, but are not required to, photocopy the card if the employee provides it. Handrblock free   An employee who does not have a social security number must apply for one on Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free    Employees can get Form SS-5 from any Social Security Administration office or by calling 1-800-772-1213. Handrblock free    You also can download Form SS-5 from the Social Security Administration website at  www. Handrblock free socialsecurity. Handrblock free gov/online/ss-5. Handrblock free pdf. Handrblock free How long to keep records. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free To qualify, you must pay these expenses so you can work or look for work. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free For information about the credit, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Schedule H attached to another form. Handrblock free    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. Handrblock free S. Handrblock free Individual Income Tax Return, and attach a corrected Schedule H. Handrblock free If you filed Formulario 1040-PR, file a Form 1040X and attach a corrected Anexo H-PR. Handrblock free If you discover an error on a Schedule H that you previously filed with Form 1041, U. Handrblock free S. Handrblock free Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, file an “amended” Form 1041 and attach a corrected Schedule H. Handrblock free You discovered (that is, ascertained) the error when you had enough information to be able to correct the error. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Schedule H filed by itself. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free You discovered (that is, ascertained) the error when you had enough information to be able to correct the error. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free In addition, explain the reason for your correction and the date the error was discovered in a statement attached to the corrected Schedule H. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free (See Overpayment of tax, later. Handrblock free ) When to file. Handrblock free   File a corrected Schedule H when you discover an error on a previously filed Schedule H. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free 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). Handrblock free Underpayment of tax. Handrblock free   You must pay any underpayment of social security and Medicare taxes by the time you file the corrected Schedule H. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free However, underreported FUTA taxes will be subject to interest. Handrblock free Overpayment of tax. Handrblock free    You may either adjust or claim a refund of an overpayment of social security and Medicare taxes on a previously filed Schedule H. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Adjust the overpayment. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free 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). Handrblock free If you adjust your return, you will not receive interest on your overpayment. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free You may not adjust your return to correct overpayments of FUTA tax. Handrblock free Claim for refund process. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free 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). Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Required repayment or consent. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free You reimburse your employees by applying the overwithheld amount against taxes to be withheld on future wages. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Filing required Forms W-2 or Forms W-2c. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free Additional Medicare Tax. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free An administrative error occurs if the amount you entered on Schedule H is not the amount you actually withheld. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free   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. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Additional information. Handrblock free   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)). Handrblock free Also, visit IRS. Handrblock free gov. Handrblock free 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. Handrblock free Free help with your tax return. Handrblock free   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Handrblock free The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 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Understanding your CP259D Notice

We sent you this notice because our records indicate you did not file a required Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return.

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Tax publications you may find useful

How to get help

Calling the 1-800 number listed on the top right corner of your notice is the fastest way to get your questions answered.

You can also authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using this Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (Form 2848).
 


What you need to do

  • Disregard this notice if you have filed the return within the last four weeks using the same name and EIN listed on the notice.
  • Otherwise, file your required Form 990-T immediately according to the instructions on the notice.
    • If you don't think you need to file, complete the Response form enclosed with your notice and mail it to us using the envelope provided.
    • If you filed more than four weeks ago or used a different name or EIN, complete the Response form enclosed with your notice and mail it to us in the envelope provided along with a signed and dated copy of the return.

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Answers to Common Questions

Who must file a Form 990-T?
Form 990-T must be filed by any organization that is tax-exempt under section 501(a) or section 529(a), if it has gross unrelated business income of $1,000 or more for a given tax year. A list of other entities who must file Form 990-T is shown in the Who Must File section of the General Instructions of Form 990-T.

When is the Form 990-T due?
For an employees' trust defined in section 401(a), an IRA (including SEPs and SIMPLEs), a Roth IRA, a Coverdell ESA, or an Archer MSA, the Form 990-T is due by the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of its tax year. All other organizations must file Form 990-T by the 15th day of the 5th month after the end of their tax year. If any due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the organization can file the return on the next business day.

Can I get help over the phone?
If you have questions and/or need help completing this form, please call 1-877-829-5500. Personal assistance is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.

Where can I go for more information about tax-exempt organizations?
For more information on tax-exempt organizations see Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits.


Tips for next year

Review the tax-exempt organization resources at Form 990 Resources and Tools for Exempt Organizations.


Understanding your notice

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Handrblock free Index A Accounting method Accrual, Accrual Method, Accrual method. Handrblock free Automatic procedures, Automatic change procedures. Handrblock free Cash, Cash Method, Cash method. Handrblock free Change in, Change in Accounting Method Combination, Combination Method Special, Special Methods Accounting periods, Accounting Periods Accrual method Income - general rule, Income—General Rule Income - special rules, Income—Special Rules Of accounting, Accrual Method Adjusted basis, Adjusted basis. Handrblock free Administrator, Executor or administrator. Handrblock free Alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit, Alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit (Form 8911). Handrblock free Alternative motor vehicle credit, Alternative motor vehicle credit (Form 8910). Handrblock free Appeal rights, Appeals. Handrblock free Appreciation, Appreciation. Handrblock free Audits, Examinations (audits). Handrblock free Automobile (see Car expenses) B Bad debts, Bad Debts Barter income, Bartering for Property or Services Basis of property, Basis. Handrblock free Bribes, Expenses You Cannot Deduct Business expenses, Business Expenses Business income, Business Income Business use of your home, Business Use of Your Home C Canceled debt, Canceled Debt Cancellation of qualified real property business debt, Cancellation of qualified real property business debt. Handrblock free Capital gain or loss, Is My Gain or Loss Ordinary or Capital? Car expenses, Car and Truck Expenses, Methods for Deducting Car and Truck Expenses Carbon dioxide sequestration credit, Carbon dioxide sequestration credit (Form 8933). Handrblock free Cash discount, Cash discounts. Handrblock free , Cash discounts. Handrblock free Cash method Expenses, Expenses Income, Income Changing accounting method, Changing accounting method. Handrblock free Charitable contributions, Expenses You Cannot Deduct Child employed by parent, Child employed by parent. Handrblock free Claim for refund, Refunds. Handrblock free Collection of tax, Collections. Handrblock free Combination method of accounting, Combination Method Comments on publication, Comments and suggestions. Handrblock free Condemned property, Condemned property. Handrblock free Consignments, Consignments. Handrblock free Construction allowances, Construction allowances. Handrblock free Cost of goods sold, How To Figure Cost of Goods Sold Credit Alternative fuel vehicle refueling property, Alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit (Form 8911). Handrblock free Alternative motor vehicle, Alternative motor vehicle credit (Form 8910). Handrblock free Carbon dioxide sequestration, Carbon dioxide sequestration credit (Form 8933). Handrblock free Disabled access, Disabled access credit (Form 8826). Handrblock free Distilled spirits, Distilled spirits credit (Form 8906). Handrblock free Employer-provided childcare, Credit for employer-provided childcare facilities and services (Form 8882). Handrblock free How to claim, How To Claim the Credit Indian coal, Renewable electricity, refined coal, and Indian coal production credit (Form 8835). Handrblock free Investment, Investment credit (Form 3468). Handrblock free Low sulfur diesel fuel production, Low sulfur diesel fuel production credit (Form 8896). Handrblock free Low-income housing, Low-income housing credit (Form 8586). Handrblock free New markets, New markets credit (Form 8874). Handrblock free Nonconventional source fuel, Nonconventional source fuel credit (Form 8907). Handrblock free Orphan drug, Orphan drug credit (Form 8820). Handrblock free Qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle, Qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit (Form 8936). Handrblock free Refined coal, Renewable electricity, refined coal, and Indian coal production credit (Form 8835). Handrblock free Renewable electricity, Renewable electricity, refined coal, and Indian coal production credit (Form 8835). Handrblock free Small employer health insurance premiums, Credit for small employer health insurance premiums (Form 8941). Handrblock free Small employer pension plan startup costs, Credit for small employer pension plan startup costs (Form 8881). Handrblock free Taxes paid on certain employee tips, Credit for employer social security and Medicare taxes paid on certain employee tips (Form 8846). Handrblock free Work opportunity, Work opportunity credit (Form 5884). Handrblock free D Damages, Damages. Handrblock free Debt Bad, Bad Debts Canceled, Canceled Debt Qualified real property business, Qualified real property business debt. Handrblock free Refund offset against, Offset against debts. Handrblock free Definitions Accounting methods, Accounting Methods Accounting periods, Accounting Periods Barter, Bartering for Property or Services Basis, Basis. Handrblock free Business bad debt, Business bad debt. Handrblock free Calendar tax year, Calendar tax year. Handrblock free Cash discount, Cash discounts. Handrblock free , Cash discounts. Handrblock free Disposition of property, What Is a Disposition of Property? Drawing account, Merchandise withdrawn from sale. Handrblock free Entertainment expenses, Entertainment expenses. Handrblock free Fair market value, Fair market value. Handrblock free Fiscal tax year, Fiscal tax year. Handrblock free Fringe benefit, Fringe benefits. Handrblock free Local transportation expenses, Local transportation expenses. Handrblock free Necessary expense, Introduction Net operating loss, Net Operating Losses (NOLs) Nonbusiness bad debt, Nonbusiness bad debts. Handrblock free Ordinary expense, Introduction Principal place of business, Principal place of business. Handrblock free Qualified long-term real property, Qualified long-term real property. Handrblock free Qualified real property business debt, Cancellation of qualified real property business debt. Handrblock free Rent, Rent Expense Restricted property, Other Income Retail space, Retail space. Handrblock free Self-employment (SE) tax, Self-Employment (SE) Tax Sole proprietor, Sole proprietor. Handrblock free Tax home, Local transportation expenses. Handrblock free Trade discount, Trade discounts. Handrblock free , Cash discounts. Handrblock free Travel expenses, Travel, Meals, and Entertainment Depreciation Deduction, Depreciation Listed property, Listed property. Handrblock free Depreciation, recapture, Recapture of depreciation. Handrblock free Direct seller, Direct seller. Handrblock free , Real estate agent or direct seller. Handrblock free Disabled access credit, Disabled access credit (Form 8826). Handrblock free Disposition of property Business property, Introduction Installment sale, Installment sales. Handrblock free , Installment sales. Handrblock free Like-kind exchange, Like-kind exchanges. Handrblock free , Like-kind exchanges. Handrblock free , Exchange of like-kind property. Handrblock free Nontaxable exchange, Nontaxable exchanges. Handrblock free Sale of a business, Sale of a business. Handrblock free Distilled spirits credit, Distilled spirits credit (Form 8906). Handrblock free Dividend income, Interest and Dividend Income Donation of inventory, Donation of inventory. Handrblock free Drawing account, Merchandise withdrawn from sale. Handrblock free Due date of return, When Is My Tax Return Due? E e-file, IRS e-file (Electronic Filing) Economic injury, Economic injury. Handrblock free EFTPS, EFTPS Electronic filing, IRS e-file (Electronic Filing) Employee, Employee. 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Handrblock free 6251 (alternative minimum tax), Useful Items - You may want to see: 6252 (installment sale), Installment sales. Handrblock free 720 (excise tax return), Form 720. Handrblock free 8300 (cash payments over $10,000), Form 8300. Handrblock free 8586 (low-income housing), Low-income housing credit (Form 8586). Handrblock free 8594 (asset acquisition), Sale of a business. Handrblock free 8820 (orphan drug credit), Orphan drug credit (Form 8820). Handrblock free 8824 (like-kind exchange), Like-kind exchanges. Handrblock free , Like-kind exchanges. Handrblock free 8826 (disabled access credit), Disabled access credit (Form 8826). Handrblock free 8829 (business in home), Deduction limit. Handrblock free 8835 (renewable electricity, coal credit), Renewable electricity, refined coal, and Indian coal production credit (Form 8835). 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Handrblock free SS-5 (application for SSN), Social security number (SSN). Handrblock free W-2 (report wages), Form W-2. Handrblock free W-4 (employee withholding), Employee. Handrblock free W-7 (application for ITIN), Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Handrblock free W-9 (request for TIN), Other payee. Handrblock free Fringe benefits, Fringe benefits. Handrblock free Fuel taxes, Fuel taxes. Handrblock free G Gains and losses, Gains and losses. Handrblock free General business credits, General Business Credits, Business Credits Gross profit Accuracy, Testing Gross Profit Accuracy Additions to, Additions to Gross Profit Guidelines for selected occupations, Guidelines for Selected Occupations (see also Occupations, selected) H Health insurance, deduction for self-employed, Self-employed health insurance deduction. Handrblock free Home, business use of, Business Use of Your Home Hotels, boarding houses, and apartments, Hotels, boarding houses, and apartments. Handrblock free Husband and wife business, Business owned and operated by spouses. Handrblock free I Identification numbers, Identification Numbers Income, Items That Are Not Income (see also Not income) Accounting for your, Accounting for Your Income Barter, Bartering for Property or Services Business, Business Income Damages, Damages. Handrblock free Gains and losses, Gains and losses. Handrblock free Kickbacks, Kickbacks. Handrblock free Kinds of income, Kinds of Income Lost income payments, Lost income payments. Handrblock free Other, Other Income Paid to a third party, Income paid to a third party. Handrblock free Personal property rent, Personal Property Rents Promissory notes, Promissory notes. Handrblock free Recapture of depreciation, Recapture of depreciation. Handrblock free Recovery of items previously deducted, Recovery of items previously deducted. Handrblock free Rental, Real Estate Rents, Personal Property Rents Restricted property, Restricted property. Handrblock free Income tax About, Income Tax Deduction for, Income taxes. Handrblock free How to pay, How Do I Pay Income Tax? Underpayment penalty, Penalty for underpayment of tax. Handrblock free Income tax return, who must file, Do I Have To File an Income Tax Return? Independent contractor, Independent contractor. Handrblock free , Employment Taxes, Sole proprietor or independent contractor. Handrblock free Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Handrblock free Information returns, Information Returns Information, How to get more, How To Get More Information Innocent spouse relief, Innocent spouse relief. Handrblock free Installment sales, Installment sales. Handrblock free Insurance Expense, Insurance Nondeductible premiums, Nondeductible premiums. Handrblock free Prepayment, Prepayment. Handrblock free Proceeds, Insurance proceeds. Handrblock free Self-employed health, Self-employed health insurance deduction. Handrblock free Insurance agent Former, Insurance agent, former. Handrblock free Retired, Insurance agent, retired. Handrblock free Interest Expenses, Interest Income, Interest and Dividend Income Inventories, Inventories Investment credit, Investment credit (Form 3468). Handrblock free K Kickbacks, Kickbacks. Handrblock free , Expenses You Cannot Deduct L Lease bonus, Lease bonus. Handrblock free Lease cancellation payments, Lease cancellation payments. Handrblock free Legal fees, Legal and Professional Fees Like-kind exchanges, Like-kind exchanges. Handrblock free , Exchange of like-kind property. Handrblock free Limited liability company, Limited liability company (LLC). Handrblock free Listed property, Listed property. Handrblock free Lobbying expense, Expenses You Cannot Deduct Local transportation expenses, Local transportation expenses. Handrblock free Lodging, Meals and lodging. Handrblock free Long-term capital gain or loss, Is My Capital Gain or Loss Short Term or Long Term? Lost income payments, Lost income payments. Handrblock free Low sulfur diesel fuel production credit, Low sulfur diesel fuel production credit (Form 8896). Handrblock free Low-income housing credit, Low-income housing credit (Form 8586). Handrblock free M Meals, Meals and lodging. Handrblock free (see Travel expenses) Methods for figuring net earnings, Methods for Figuring Net Earnings Mileage rate for vehicles, Standard mileage rate. Handrblock free Motor vehicle, alternative credit, Alternative motor vehicle credit (Form 8910). Handrblock free N Net operating losses, Net Operating Losses (NOLs) Net profit or loss, Introduction New markets credit, New markets credit (Form 8874). Handrblock free Newspaper carrier or distributor, Newspaper carrier or distributor. Handrblock free Newspaper or magazine vendor, Newspaper or magazine vendor. Handrblock free Nonbusiness bad debt, Nonbusiness bad debts. Handrblock free Nonconventional source fuel credit, Nonconventional source fuel credit (Form 8907). Handrblock free Nondeductible insurance premiums, Nondeductible premiums. Handrblock free Nonemployee compensation, Introduction Nontaxable exchanges, Nontaxable exchanges. Handrblock free Not income Appreciation, Appreciation. Handrblock free Consignments, Consignments. Handrblock free Constructions allowances, Construction allowances. Handrblock free Exchange of like-kind property, Exchange of like-kind property. Handrblock free Leasehold improvements, Leasehold improvements. Handrblock free Loans, Loans. Handrblock free Sales tax, Sales tax. Handrblock free Not-for-profit activities, Not-for-Profit Activities Notary public, Notary public. Handrblock free , Notary public. Handrblock free O Occupations, selected Administrator, Executor or administrator. Handrblock free Direct seller, Direct seller. Handrblock free , Real estate agent or direct seller. Handrblock free Executor, Executor or administrator. Handrblock free Fishing crew member, Fishing crew member. Handrblock free Insurance agent, former, Insurance agent, former. Handrblock free Insurance agent, retired, Insurance agent, retired. Handrblock free Newspaper carrier or distributor, Newspaper carrier or distributor. Handrblock free Newspaper or magazine vendor, Newspaper or magazine vendor. Handrblock free Notary public, Notary public. Handrblock free Public official, Public official. Handrblock free Real estate agent, Real estate agent or direct seller. Handrblock free Securities dealer, Securities dealer. Handrblock free Securities trader, Securities trader. Handrblock free Office in the home, Office in the home. Handrblock free (see also Business use of your home) Optional methods, using both, Using Both Optional Methods Ordinary gain or loss, Is My Gain or Loss Ordinary or Capital? Orphan drug credit, Orphan drug credit (Form 8820). Handrblock free P Parking fees, Parking fees and tolls. Handrblock free Partners, husband and wife, Business owned and operated by spouses. Handrblock free Pay, kinds of, Kinds of pay. Handrblock free Paying Business taxes, Filing and Paying Business Taxes Income tax, How Do I Pay Income Tax? Payments to third parties, Payments to third parties. Handrblock free Penalties and fines, Expenses You Cannot Deduct Penalty Failure to file Form 8300, Penalties. Handrblock free Failure to file information returns, Penalties. Handrblock free Failure to furnish correct payee statements, Penalties. Handrblock free Underpayment of tax, Penalty for underpayment of tax. Handrblock free Waiver of, Waiver of penalties. Handrblock free Pension plans, Pension Plans Personal property tax, Personal property tax. Handrblock free Prepaid expense Extends useful life, Prepayment. Handrblock free Rent, Rent paid in advance. Handrblock free Professional fees, Legal and Professional Fees Promissory notes, Promissory notes. Handrblock free Public official, Public official. Handrblock free Punitive damages, Punitive damages. Handrblock free Q Qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit, Qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit (Form 8936). Handrblock free Qualified real property business debt, Qualified real property business debt. Handrblock free R Real estate Agent, Real estate agent or direct seller. Handrblock free Dealer, Real estate dealer. Handrblock free Rent, Real Estate Rents Taxes, Real estate taxes. Handrblock free Recovery of items previously deducted, Recovery of items previously deducted. Handrblock free Refund Inquiries, Refund inquiries. Handrblock free Offsets against debts, Offset against debts. Handrblock free Related persons Unreasonable rent, Unreasonable rent. Handrblock free Renewable electricity, refined coal, and Indian coal production credit, Renewable electricity, refined coal, and Indian coal production credit (Form 8835). Handrblock free Rent expense, Rent Expense Rental income, Real Estate Rents Repayment of income, Repayment of income. Handrblock free Reportable transaction disclosure statement, Reminders Reporting self-employment tax, Reporting Self-Employment Tax Restricted property, Restricted property. Handrblock free Retirement plans (see Pension plans) S Salaries, Employees' Pay Sale of a business, Sale of a business. Handrblock free Sale of property, What Is a Disposition of Property? (see also Disposition of property) Sales of assets, Introduction Sales tax, Sales tax. Handrblock free Schedule C, How Do I File? Schedule C-EZ, How Do I File? Schedule SE (Form 1040), Who must pay self-employment tax. Handrblock free Schedule SE, filing requirement, Reporting Self-Employment Tax SE tax About, Self-Employment (SE) Tax Aliens, Aliens. Handrblock free Child employed by parent, Child employed by parent. Handrblock free Church employee, Church employee. Handrblock free Community property income, Community Property Income Deduction for, Self-employment tax. Handrblock free Earning credits, Earning credits in 2013 and 2014. Handrblock free Effects of using an optional method, Effects of using an optional method. Handrblock free Farm optional method, Farm Optional Method Fiscal year filer, Fiscal Year Filer Fishing crew member, Fishing crew member. Handrblock free Gain or loss, Gain or Loss Government employee, State or local government employee. Handrblock free , Foreign government or international organization employee. Handrblock free Joint return, Joint return. Handrblock free Lost income payments, Lost Income Payments Maximum earnings For 2011, What's New for 2013, Maximum earnings subject to SE tax. Handrblock free Subject to, Maximum earnings subject to self-employment tax. Handrblock free Methods for figuring net earnings, Methods for Figuring Net Earnings More than one business, More Than One Business, More than one business. Handrblock free Nonfarm optional method, Nonfarm Optional Method Notary public, Notary public. Handrblock free Optional methods Farm, Farm Optional Method Nonfarm, Nonfarm Optional Method Rate, SE tax rate. Handrblock free Regular method, Regular Method Residing abroad, U. Handrblock free S. Handrblock free citizen or resident alien residing abroad. Handrblock free Special rules and exceptions, Special Rules and Exceptions Tax rate, SE tax rate. Handrblock free Time limit for posting income, The Social Security Administration (SSA) time limit for posting self-employment income. Handrblock free Who must pay, Who Must Pay SE Tax? Why use an optional method, Why use an optional method? Section 179 Deduction, Section 179 deduction. Handrblock free Property, Section 179 property. Handrblock free Securities Dealer, Securities dealer. Handrblock free Trader, Securities trader. Handrblock free Self-employed health insurance deduction, Self-employed health insurance deduction. Handrblock free Self-employment tax (see SE tax) Settlement payments, Settlement payments. Handrblock free Short-term capital gain or loss, Is My Capital Gain or Loss Short Term or Long Term? Signature, electronic, Electronic signatures. Handrblock free Small Business Administration, Small Business Administration Small employer health insurance premiums credit, Credit for small employer health insurance premiums (Form 8941). Handrblock free Social security coverage, Social security coverage. Handrblock free Social security number (SSN), Social security number (SSN). Handrblock free Sole proprietor, Sole proprietor. Handrblock free , Sole proprietor or independent contractor. Handrblock free Sport utility vehicle, Section 179 deduction. Handrblock free Standard mileage rate, Standard mileage rate. Handrblock free For 2011, What's New for 2013 Statutory employee, Statutory employee. Handrblock free Suggestions for publication, Comments and suggestions. Handrblock free SUV, Section 179 deduction. Handrblock free T Tax home, Local transportation expenses. Handrblock free , Travel expenses. Handrblock free Tax preparation fees, Tax preparation fees. Handrblock free Tax refund Claim for, Refunds. Handrblock free Offset against debts, Offset against debts. Handrblock free Tax return How to file, How Do I File? Who must file, Do I Have To File an Income Tax Return? Tax year, Accounting Periods Calendar, Calendar tax year. Handrblock free Change in, Change in tax year. Handrblock free Fiscal, Fiscal tax year. Handrblock free Taxes Deduction for, Taxes Employment, Employment Taxes, Employment taxes. Handrblock free Excise, Excise Taxes, Excise taxes. Handrblock free Fuel, Fuel taxes. Handrblock free Income, Income Tax, Income taxes. Handrblock free Paid on certain employee tips, Credit for employer social security and Medicare taxes paid on certain employee tips (Form 8846). Handrblock free Personal property, Personal property tax. Handrblock free Real estate, Real estate taxes. Handrblock free Sales, Sales tax. Handrblock free Self-employment, Self-Employment (SE) Tax, Self-employment tax. Handrblock free Taxpayer rights, Declaration of Taxpayer Rights Third parties, Payments to, Payments to third parties. Handrblock free Tolls, Parking fees and tolls. Handrblock free Trade discount, Trade discounts. Handrblock free , Trade discounts. Handrblock free Trade or business, Trade or business. Handrblock free Trailer park owner, Trailer park owner. Handrblock free Transportation expenses, Local transportation expenses. Handrblock free Travel expenses, Travel expenses. Handrblock free U Underpayment of tax penalty, Penalty for underpayment of tax. Handrblock free Uniform capitalization rules, Uniform Capitalization Rules W Wages, Employees' Pay Work opportunity credit, Work opportunity credit (Form 5884). Handrblock free Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications