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Irs tax extension 2011 1. Irs tax extension 2011   Tax Withholding for 2014 Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Salaries and WagesDetermining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld Rules Your Employer Must Follow Exemption From Withholding Supplemental Wages Penalties Tips Taxable Fringe BenefitsSpecial rule. Irs tax extension 2011 Exceptions. Irs tax extension 2011 Sick Pay Pensions and AnnuitiesPeriodic Payments Nonperiodic Payments Eligible Rollover Distributions Choosing Not To Have Income Tax Withheld Gambling WinningsException. Irs tax extension 2011 Identical wagers. Irs tax extension 2011 Unemployment Compensation Federal Payments Backup WithholdingTaxpayer identification number. Irs tax extension 2011 Underreported interest or dividends. Irs tax extension 2011 Introduction This chapter discusses income tax withholding on: Salaries and wages, Tips, Taxable fringe benefits, Sick pay, Pensions and annuities, Gambling winnings, Unemployment compensation, and Certain federal payments. Irs tax extension 2011 This chapter explains in detail the rules for withholding tax from each of these types of income. Irs tax extension 2011 The discussion of salaries and wages includes an explanation of how to complete Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 This chapter also covers backup withholding on interest, dividends, and other payments. Irs tax extension 2011 Useful Items - You may want to see: Form (and Instructions) W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate W-4P Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments W-4S Request for Federal Income Tax Withholding From Sick Pay W-4V Voluntary Withholding Request See chapter 5 of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms. Irs tax extension 2011 Salaries and Wages Income tax is withheld from the pay of most employees. Irs tax extension 2011 Your pay includes your regular pay, bonuses, commissions, and vacation allowances. Irs tax extension 2011 It also includes reimbursements and other expense allowances paid under a nonaccountable plan. Irs tax extension 2011 See Supplemental Wages , later, for definitions of accountable and nonaccountable plans. Irs tax extension 2011 If your income is low enough that you will not have to pay income tax for the year, you may be exempt from withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 This is explained under Exemption From Withholding , later. Irs tax extension 2011 You can ask your employer to withhold income tax from noncash wages and other wages not subject to withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 If your employer does not agree to withhold tax, or if not enough is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. Irs tax extension 2011 Military retirees. Irs tax extension 2011   Military retirement pay is treated in the same manner as regular pay for income tax withholding purposes, even though it is treated as a pension or annuity for other tax purposes. Irs tax extension 2011 Household workers. Irs tax extension 2011   If you are a household worker, you can ask your employer to withhold income tax from your pay. Irs tax extension 2011 A household worker is an employee who performs household work in a private home, local college club, or local fraternity or sorority chapter. Irs tax extension 2011   Tax is withheld only if you want it withheld and your employer agrees to withhold it. Irs tax extension 2011 If you do not have enough income tax withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. Irs tax extension 2011 Farmworkers. Irs tax extension 2011   Generally, income tax is withheld from your cash wages for work on a farm unless your employer both: Pays you cash wages of less than $150 during the year, and Has expenditures for agricultural labor totaling less than $2,500 during the year. Irs tax extension 2011 Differential wage payments. Irs tax extension 2011   When employees are on leave from employment for military duty, some employers make up the difference between the military pay and civilian pay. Irs tax extension 2011 Payments to an employee who is on active duty for a period of more than 30 days will be subject to income tax withholding, but not subject to social security or Medicare taxes. Irs tax extension 2011 The wages and withholding will be reported on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Irs tax extension 2011 Determining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 The amount of income tax your employer withholds from your regular pay depends on two things. Irs tax extension 2011 The amount you earn in each payroll period. Irs tax extension 2011 The information you give your employer on Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 Form W-4 includes four types of information that your employer will use to figure your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 Whether to withhold at the single rate or at the lower married rate. Irs tax extension 2011 How many withholding allowances you claim (each allowance reduces the amount withheld). Irs tax extension 2011 Whether you want an additional amount withheld. Irs tax extension 2011 Whether you are claiming an exemption from withholding in 2014. Irs tax extension 2011 See Exemption From Withholding , later. Irs tax extension 2011 Note. Irs tax extension 2011 You must specify a filing status and a number of withholding allowances on Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 You cannot specify only a dollar amount of withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 New Job When you start a new job, you must fill out a Form W-4 and give it to your employer. Irs tax extension 2011 Your employer should have copies of the form. Irs tax extension 2011 If you need to change the information later, you must fill out a new form. Irs tax extension 2011 If you work only part of the year (for example, you start working after the beginning of the year), too much tax may be withheld. Irs tax extension 2011 You may be able to avoid overwithholding if your employer agrees to use the part-year method. Irs tax extension 2011 See Part-Year Method , later, for more information. Irs tax extension 2011 Employee also receiving pension income. Irs tax extension 2011   If you receive pension or annuity income and begin a new job, you will need to file Form W-4 with your new employer. Irs tax extension 2011 However, you can choose to split your withholding allowances between your pension and job in any manner. Irs tax extension 2011 Changing Your Withholding During the year changes may occur to your marital status, exemptions, adjustments, deductions, or credits you expect to claim on your tax return. Irs tax extension 2011 When this happens, you may need to give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding status or number of allowances. Irs tax extension 2011 If the changes reduce the number of allowances you are allowed to claim or changes your marital status from married to single, you must give your employer a new Form W-4 within 10 days. Irs tax extension 2011 See Marital Status (Line 3 of Form W-4) and Withholding Allowances (Line 5 of Form W-4) , later. Irs tax extension 2011 Generally, you can submit a new Form W-4 whenever you wish to change your withholding allowances for any other reason. Irs tax extension 2011 See Table 1-1 for examples of personal and financial changes you should consider. Irs tax extension 2011 Table 1-1. Irs tax extension 2011 Personal and Financial Changes Factor Examples Lifestyle change Marriage Divorce Birth or adoption of child Loss of an exemption Purchase of a new home Retirement Filing chapter 11 bankruptcy Wage income You or your spouse start or stop working, or start or stop a second job Change in the amount of taxable income not subject to withholding Interest income Dividends Capital gains Self-employment income IRA (including certain Roth  IRA) distributions Change in the amount of adjustments to income IRA deduction Student loan interest deduction Alimony expense Change in the amount of itemized deductions or tax credits Medical expenses Taxes Interest expense Gifts to charity Job expenses Dependent care expenses Education credit Child tax credit Earned income credit If you change the number of your withholding allowances, you can request that your employer withhold using the Cumulative Wage Method , explained later. Irs tax extension 2011 Checking Your Withholding After you have given your employer a Form W-4, you can check to see whether the amount of tax withheld from your pay is too much or too little. Irs tax extension 2011 If too much or too little tax is being withheld, you should give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 You can get a blank Form W-4 from your employer or print the form from IRS. Irs tax extension 2011 gov. Irs tax extension 2011 You should try to have your withholding match your actual tax liability. Irs tax extension 2011 If not enough tax is withheld, you will owe tax at the end of the year and may have to pay interest and a penalty. Irs tax extension 2011 If too much tax is withheld, you will lose the use of that money until you get your refund. Irs tax extension 2011 Always check your withholding if there are personal or financial changes in your life or changes in the law that might change your tax liability. Irs tax extension 2011 See Table 1-1 for examples. Irs tax extension 2011 Note. Irs tax extension 2011 You cannot give your employer a payment to cover federal income tax withholding on salaries and wages for past pay periods or a payment for estimated tax. Irs tax extension 2011 When Should You Check Your Withholding? The earlier in the year you check your withholding, the easier it is to get the right amount of tax withheld. Irs tax extension 2011 You should check your withholding when any of the following situations occur. Irs tax extension 2011 You receive a paycheck stub (statement) covering a full pay period in 2014, showing tax withheld based on 2014 tax rates. Irs tax extension 2011 You prepare your 2013 tax return and get a: Big refund, or Balance due that is: More than you can comfortably pay, or Subject to a penalty. Irs tax extension 2011 There are changes in your life or financial situation that affect your tax liability. Irs tax extension 2011 See Table 1-1. Irs tax extension 2011 There are changes in the tax law that affect your tax liability. Irs tax extension 2011 How Do You Check Your Withholding? You can use the worksheets and tables in this publication to see if you are having the right amount of tax withheld. Irs tax extension 2011 You can also use the IRS Withholding calculator at www. Irs tax extension 2011 irs. Irs tax extension 2011 gov/individuals. Irs tax extension 2011 If you use the worksheets and tables in this publication, follow these steps. Irs tax extension 2011 Fill out Worksheet 1-5 to project your total federal income tax liability for 2014. Irs tax extension 2011 Fill out Worksheet 1-7 to project your total federal withholding for 2014 and compare that with your projected tax liability from Worksheet 1-5. Irs tax extension 2011 If you are not having enough tax withheld, line 6 of Worksheet 1-7 will show you how much more to have withheld each payday. Irs tax extension 2011 For ways to increase the amount of tax withheld, see How Do You Increase Your Withholding? If line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that you are having more tax withheld than necessary, see How Do You Decrease Your Withholding, for ways to decrease the amount of tax you have withheld each payday. Irs tax extension 2011 How Do You Increase Your Withholding? There are two ways to increase your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 You can: Decrease the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4, or Enter an additional amount that you want withheld from each paycheck on Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 Requesting an additional amount withheld. Irs tax extension 2011   You can request that an additional amount be withheld from each paycheck by following these steps. Irs tax extension 2011 Complete Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7. Irs tax extension 2011 Complete a new Form W-4 if the amount on Worksheet 1-7, line 5: Is more than you want to pay with your tax return or in estimated tax payments throughout the year, or Would cause you to pay a penalty when you file your tax return for 2014. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter on your new Form W-4, the same number of withholding allowances your employer now uses for your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 This is the number of allowances you entered on the last Form W-4 you gave your employer. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter on your new Form W-4, the amount from Worksheet 1-7, line 6. Irs tax extension 2011 Give your newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. Irs tax extension 2011   If you have this additional amount withheld from your pay each payday, you should avoid owing a large amount at the end of the year. Irs tax extension 2011 Example. Irs tax extension 2011 Early in 2014, Steve Miller used Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7 to project his 2014 tax liability ($4,316) and his withholding for the year ($3,516). Irs tax extension 2011 Steve's tax will be underwithheld by $800 ($4,316 − $3,516). Irs tax extension 2011 His choices are to pay this amount when he files his 2014 tax return, make estimated tax payments, or increase his withholding now. Irs tax extension 2011 Steve gets a new Form W-4 from his employer, who tells him that there are 50 paydays remaining in 2014. Irs tax extension 2011 Steve completes the new Form W-4 as before, entering the same number of withholding allowances as before, but, in addition, entering $16 ($800 ÷ 50) on the form as the additional amount to be withheld from his pay each payday. Irs tax extension 2011 He gives the completed form to his employer. Irs tax extension 2011 What if I have more than one job or my spouse also has a job?   You are more likely to need to increase your withholding if you have more than one job or if you are married filing jointly and your spouse also works. Irs tax extension 2011 If this is the case, you can increase your withholding for one or more of the jobs. Irs tax extension 2011   You can apply the amount on Worksheet 1-7, line 5, to only one job or divide it between the jobs any way you wish. Irs tax extension 2011 For each job, determine the extra amount that you want to apply to that job and divide that amount by the number of paydays remaining in 2014 for that job. Irs tax extension 2011 This will give you the additional amount to enter on the Form W-4 you will file for that job. Irs tax extension 2011 You need to give your employer a new Form W-4 for each job for which you are changing your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 Example. Irs tax extension 2011 Meg Green works in a store and earns $46,000 a year. Irs tax extension 2011 Her husband, John, works full-time in manufacturing and earns $68,000 a year. Irs tax extension 2011 In 2014, they will also have $184 in taxable interest and $1,000 of other taxable income. Irs tax extension 2011 They expect to file a joint income tax return. Irs tax extension 2011 Meg and John complete Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7. Irs tax extension 2011 Line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that they will owe an additional $4,459 after subtracting their withholding for the year. Irs tax extension 2011 They can divide the $4,459 any way they want. Irs tax extension 2011 They can enter an additional amount on either of their Forms W-4, or divide it between them. Irs tax extension 2011 They decide to have the additional amount withheld from John's wages, so they enter $91 ($4,459 ÷ 49 remaining paydays) on his Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 Both claim the same number of allowances as before. Irs tax extension 2011 How Do You Decrease Your Withholding? If your completed Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7 show that you may have more tax withheld than your projected tax liability for 2014, you may be able to decrease your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 There are two ways to do this. Irs tax extension 2011 You can: Decrease any additional amount you are having withheld, or Increase the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 You can claim only the number of allowances to which you are entitled. Irs tax extension 2011 To see if you can decrease your withholding by increasing your allowances, see the Form W-4 instructions and the rest of this publication. Irs tax extension 2011 Increasing the number of allowances. Irs tax extension 2011   Figure and increase the number of withholding allowances you can claim as follows. Irs tax extension 2011 On a new Form W-4, complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 If you plan to itemize deductions, claim adjustments to income, or claim tax credits, complete a new Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 If you plan to claim tax credits, see Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances, later. Irs tax extension 2011 If you meet the criteria on line H of the Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet, complete a new Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 If the number of allowances you can claim on Form W-4, is different from the number you already are claiming, give the newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. Irs tax extension 2011 Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances Table 1-2 , later, shows many of the tax credits you may be able to use to decrease your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 The Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet provides only rough adjustments for the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit. Irs tax extension 2011 Complete Worksheet 1-8 to figure these credits more accurately and also take other credits into account. Irs tax extension 2011 Include the amount from line 12 of Worksheet 1-8 in the total on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 Then complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and the rest of Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 If you take the child tax credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line G of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 Example. Irs tax extension 2011 Brett and Alyssa Davis are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. Irs tax extension 2011 Their expected taxable income from all sources is $68,000. Irs tax extension 2011 They expect to have $15,900 of itemized deductions. Irs tax extension 2011 Their projected tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and an adoption credit of $1,500. Irs tax extension 2011 The Davis' complete Worksheet 1-8, as follows, to see whether they can convert their tax credits into additional withholding allowances. Irs tax extension 2011 Line 1, expected child and dependent care credit—$960. Irs tax extension 2011 Line 9, expected adoption credit—$1,500. Irs tax extension 2011 Line 10, total estimated tax credits—$2,460. Irs tax extension 2011 Line 11. Irs tax extension 2011 Their combined total income from all sources, $68,000, falls between $42,001 and $98,000 on the table for married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er). Irs tax extension 2011 The number to the right of this range is 6. Irs tax extension 2011 7. Irs tax extension 2011 Line 12, multiply line 10 by line 11—$16,482. Irs tax extension 2011 Then the Davis' complete the Form W-4 worksheets. Irs tax extension 2011 Because they choose to account for their child and dependent care credit on the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, they enter -0- on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet and figure a new total for line H. Irs tax extension 2011 They take the result on line 12 of Worksheet 1-8, add it to their other adjustments on line 5 of the Form W-4 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, and complete the Form W-4 worksheets. Irs tax extension 2011 When Will Your New Form W-4 Go Into Effect? If the change is for the current year, your employer must put your new Form W-4 into effect no later than the start of the first payroll period ending on or after the 30th day after the day on which you give your employer your revised Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 If the change is for next year, your new Form W-4 will not take effect until next year. Irs tax extension 2011 Retirees Returning to the Workforce When you first began receiving your pension, you told the payer how much tax to withhold, if any, by completing Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments (or similar form). Irs tax extension 2011 However, if your retirement pay is from the military or certain deferred compensation plans, you completed Form W-4 instead of Form W-4P. Irs tax extension 2011 You completed either form based on your projected income at that time. Irs tax extension 2011 Now that you are returning to the workforce, your new Form W-4 (given to your employer) and your Form W-4 or W-4P (on file with your pension plan) must work together to determine the correct amount of withholding for your new amount of income. Irs tax extension 2011 The worksheets that come with Forms W-4 and W-4P are basically the same, so you can use either set of worksheets to figure out how many withholding allowances you are entitled to claim. Irs tax extension 2011 Start off with the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 Then, if you will be itemizing your deductions, claiming adjustments to income, or claiming tax credits when you file your tax return, complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 The third worksheet is the most important for this situation. Irs tax extension 2011 Form W-4 calls it the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, Form W-4P calls it the Multiple Pensions/More-Than-One-Income Worksheet—both are the same. Irs tax extension 2011 If you have more than one source of income, in order to have enough withholding to cover the tax on your higher income, you may need to claim fewer withholding allowances or request your employer to withhold an additional amount from each paycheck. Irs tax extension 2011 Once you have figured out how many allowances you are entitled to claim, look at the income from both your pension and your new job, and how often you receive payments. Irs tax extension 2011 It is your decision how to divide up your withholding allowances between these sources of income. Irs tax extension 2011 For example, you may want to “take home” most of your weekly paycheck to use as spending money and use your monthly pension to “pay the bills. Irs tax extension 2011 ” In that case, change your Form W-4P to zero allowances and claim all that you are entitled to on your Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 There are a couple of ways you can get a better idea of how much tax will be withheld when claiming a certain number of allowances. Irs tax extension 2011 Use the withholding tables in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Irs tax extension 2011 Contact your pension provider and your employer's payroll department. Irs tax extension 2011 And remember, this is not a final decision. Irs tax extension 2011 If you do not get the correct amount of withholding with the first Forms W-4 and W-4P you submit, you should refigure your allowances (or divide them differently) using the information and worksheets in this publication, or the resources mentioned above. Irs tax extension 2011 You should go through this same process each time your life situation changes, whether it be for personal or financial reasons. Irs tax extension 2011 You may need more tax withheld, or you may need less. Irs tax extension 2011 Table 1-2. Irs tax extension 2011 Tax Credits for 2014 For more information about the . Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011 See . Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011 Adoption credit Form 8839 instructions Child and dependent care expenses, credit for Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses Child tax credit (including the additional child tax credit) Instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A Earned income credit Publication 596, Earned Income Credit Education credits Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education Elderly or the disabled, credit for the Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled Foreign tax credit (except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country) Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals General business credit Form 3800, General Business Credit Mortgage interest credit Publication 530, Tax Information for First-Time Homeowners Qualified electric vehicle passive activity credit Form 8834 Prior year minimum tax, credit for (if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year) Form 8801 instructions Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit) Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Tax credit bonds, credit to holders of Form 8912 instructions Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets When reading the following discussion, you may find it helpful to refer to Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 Marital Status There is a lower withholding rate for people who qualify to check the “Married” box on line 3 of Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 Everyone else must have tax withheld at the higher single rate. Irs tax extension 2011 Single. Irs tax extension 2011   You must check the “Single” box if any of the following applies. Irs tax extension 2011 You are single. Irs tax extension 2011 If you are divorced, or separated from your spouse under a court decree of separate maintenance, you are considered single. Irs tax extension 2011 You are married, but neither you nor your spouse is a citizen or resident of the United States. Irs tax extension 2011 You are married, either you or your spouse is a nonresident alien, and you have not chosen to have that person treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. Irs tax extension 2011 Married. Irs tax extension 2011   You qualify to check the “Married” box if any of the following applies. Irs tax extension 2011 You are married and neither you nor your spouse is a nonresident alien. Irs tax extension 2011 You are considered married for the whole year even if your spouse died during the year. Irs tax extension 2011 You are married and either you or your spouse is a nonresident alien who has chosen to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. Irs tax extension 2011 You expect to be able to file your return as a qualifying widow or widower. Irs tax extension 2011 You usually can use this filing status if your spouse died within the previous 2 years and you provide more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the entire year that was the main home for you and your child whom you can claim as a dependent. Irs tax extension 2011 However, you must file a new Form W-4 showing your filing status as single by December 1 of the last year you are eligible to file as a qualifying widow or widower. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information on this filing status, see Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child under Filing Status in Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Irs tax extension 2011 Married, but withhold at higher single rate. Irs tax extension 2011   Some married people find that they do not have enough tax withheld at the married rate. Irs tax extension 2011 This can happen, for example, when both spouses work. Irs tax extension 2011 To avoid this, you can check the “Married, but withhold at higher Single rate” box (even if you qualify for the married rate). Irs tax extension 2011 Also, you may find that more tax is withheld if you fill out the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, explained later. Irs tax extension 2011 Withholding Allowances The more allowances you claim on Form W-4, the less income tax your employer will withhold. Irs tax extension 2011 You will have the most tax withheld if you claim “0” allowances. Irs tax extension 2011 The number of allowances you can claim depends on the following factors. Irs tax extension 2011 How many exemptions you can take on your tax return. Irs tax extension 2011 Whether you have income from more than one job. Irs tax extension 2011 What deductions, adjustments to income, and credits you expect to have for the year. Irs tax extension 2011 Whether you will file as head of household. Irs tax extension 2011 If you are married (filing jointly), it also depends on whether your spouse also works and claims any allowances on his or her own Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 Or, if married filing separately, whether or not your spouse also works. Irs tax extension 2011 Form W-4 worksheets. Irs tax extension 2011    Form W-4 has worksheets to help you figure how many withholding allowances you can claim. Irs tax extension 2011 The worksheets are for your own records. Irs tax extension 2011 Do not give them to your employer. Irs tax extension 2011   Complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets, no matter how many jobs you have. Irs tax extension 2011 If you are married and will file a joint return, complete only one set of worksheets for you and your spouse, even if you both earn wages and each must give Form W-4 to your employers. Irs tax extension 2011 Complete separate sets of worksheets only if you and your spouse will file separate returns. Irs tax extension 2011   If you are not exempt from withholding (see Exemption From Withholding , later), complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of the form. Irs tax extension 2011 Also, use the worksheets on page 2 of the form to adjust the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions and adjustments to income, and for two-earner or multiple-job situations. Irs tax extension 2011 If you want to adjust the number of your withholding allowances for certain tax credits, use the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4, even if you do not have any deductions or adjustments. Irs tax extension 2011   Complete all worksheets that apply to your situation. Irs tax extension 2011 The worksheets will help you figure the maximum number of withholding allowances you are entitled to claim so that the amount of income tax withheld from your wages will match, as closely as possible, the amount of income tax you will owe at the end of the year. Irs tax extension 2011 Multiple jobs. Irs tax extension 2011   If you have income from more than one job at the same time, complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets. Irs tax extension 2011 Then split your allowances between the Forms W-4 for each job. Irs tax extension 2011 You cannot claim the same allowances with more than one employer at the same time. Irs tax extension 2011 You can claim all your allowances with one employer and none with the other(s), or divide them any other way. Irs tax extension 2011 Married individuals. Irs tax extension 2011   If both you and your spouse are employed and expect to file a joint return, figure your withholding allowances using your combined income, adjustments, deductions, exemptions, and credits. Irs tax extension 2011 Use only one set of worksheets. Irs tax extension 2011 You can divide your total allowances any way, but you cannot claim an allowance that your spouse also claims. Irs tax extension 2011   If you and your spouse expect to file separate returns, figure your allowances using separate worksheets based on your own individual income, adjustments, deductions, exemptions, and credits. Irs tax extension 2011 Alternative method of figuring withholding allowances. Irs tax extension 2011   You do not have to use the Form W-4 worksheets if you use a more accurate method of figuring the number of withholding allowances. Irs tax extension 2011   The method you use must be based on withholding schedules, the tax rate schedules, and the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet in chapter 2. Irs tax extension 2011 It must take into account only the items of income, adjustments to income, deductions, and tax credits that are taken into account on Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011   You can use the number of withholding allowances determined under an alternative method rather than the number determined using the Form W-4 worksheets. Irs tax extension 2011 You still must give your employer a Form W-4 claiming your withholding allowances. Irs tax extension 2011 Employees who are not citizens or residents. Irs tax extension 2011   If you are neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States, you usually can claim only one withholding allowance. Irs tax extension 2011 However, this rule does not apply if you are a resident of Canada or Mexico, or if you are a U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 national. Irs tax extension 2011 It also does not apply if your spouse is a U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 citizen or resident and you have chosen to be treated as a resident of the United States for tax purposes. Irs tax extension 2011 Special rules apply to residents of South Korea and India. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information, see Withholding From Compensation in chapter 8 of Publication 519. Irs tax extension 2011 Personal Allowances Worksheet Use the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of Form W-4 to figure your withholding allowances based on all of the following that apply. Irs tax extension 2011 Exemptions. Irs tax extension 2011 Only one job. Irs tax extension 2011 Head of household filing status. Irs tax extension 2011 Child and dependent care credit. Irs tax extension 2011 Child tax credit. Irs tax extension 2011 Exemptions (worksheet lines A, C, and D). Irs tax extension 2011   You can claim one withholding allowance for each exemption you expect to claim on your tax return. Irs tax extension 2011 Self. Irs tax extension 2011   You can claim an allowance for your exemption on line A unless another person can claim an exemption for you on his or her tax return. Irs tax extension 2011 If another person is entitled to claim an exemption for you, you cannot claim an allowance for your exemption even if the other person will not claim your exemption. Irs tax extension 2011 Spouse. Irs tax extension 2011   You can claim an allowance for your spouse's exemption on line C unless your spouse is claiming his or her own exemption or another person can claim an exemption for your spouse. Irs tax extension 2011 Do not claim this allowance if you and your spouse expect to file separate returns. Irs tax extension 2011 Dependents. Irs tax extension 2011   You can claim one allowance on line D for each exemption you will claim for a dependent on your tax return. Irs tax extension 2011 Only one job (worksheet line B). Irs tax extension 2011    You can claim an additional withholding allowance if any of the following apply for 2014. Irs tax extension 2011 You are single and you have only one job at a time. Irs tax extension 2011 You are married, you have only one job at a time, and your spouse does not work. Irs tax extension 2011 Your wages from a second job or your spouse's wages (or the total of both) are $1,500 or less. Irs tax extension 2011 If you qualify for this allowance, enter “1” on line B of the worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 Head of household filing status (worksheet line E). Irs tax extension 2011   Generally, you can file as head of household if you are unmarried and pay more than half the cost of keeping up a home that: Was the main home for all of 2014 of your parent whom you can claim as a dependent, or You lived in for more than half the year with your qualifying child or any other person you can claim as a dependent. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information, see Publication 501. Irs tax extension 2011   If you expect to file as head of household on your 2014 tax return, enter “1” on line E of the worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 Reduction of personal allowances. Irs tax extension 2011   For 2014, your deduction for personal exemptions on your tax return is reduced if your adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the AGI shown next for your filing status. Irs tax extension 2011 Personal Allowance Phaseout Threshold Single $254,200 Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $305,050 Married filing separately $152,525 Head of household $279,650   If you expect your AGI to be more than the amount listed, use Worksheet 1-1 to figure your reduced number of personal allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 Worksheet 1-1. Irs tax extension 2011 Personal Allowances Worksheet (Form W-4) Reduction of Personal Allowances if AGI Above Phaseout Threshold 1. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter the total amount of allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowance Worksheet without regard to the phaseout rule 1. Irs tax extension 2011   2. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter your expected AGI 2. Irs tax extension 2011       3. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter $254,200 if single $305,050 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $152,525 if married filing separately $279,650 if head of household 3. Irs tax extension 2011       4. Irs tax extension 2011 Subtract line 3 from line 2 4. Irs tax extension 2011       5. Irs tax extension 2011 Divide line 4 by $125,000 ($62,500 if married filing separately). Irs tax extension 2011 Enter the result as a decimal 5. Irs tax extension 2011   6. Irs tax extension 2011 Multiply line 1 by line 5. Irs tax extension 2011 If the result is not a whole number, increase it to the next higher whole number 6. Irs tax extension 2011   7. Irs tax extension 2011 Subtract line 6 from line 1. Irs tax extension 2011 The total of the numbers you enter on A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet can not be more than this amount 7. Irs tax extension 2011     Child and dependent care credit (worksheet line F). Irs tax extension 2011   Enter “1” on line F if you expect to claim a credit for at least $2,000 of qualifying child or dependent care expenses on your 2014 return. Irs tax extension 2011 Generally, qualifying expenses are those you pay for the care of your dependent who is your qualifying child under age 13 or for your spouse or dependent who is not able to care for himself or herself so that you can work or look for work. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Irs tax extension 2011   Instead of using line F, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. Irs tax extension 2011 Child tax credit (worksheet line G). Irs tax extension 2011   If your total income will be less than $65,000 ($95,000 if married), enter “2” on line G for each eligible child. Irs tax extension 2011 Subtract “1” from that amount if you have three to six eligible children. Irs tax extension 2011 Subtract “2” from that amount if you have seven or more eligible children. Irs tax extension 2011   If your total income will be between $65,000 and $84,000 ($95,000 and $119,000 if married), enter “1” on line G for each eligible child. Irs tax extension 2011   An eligible child is any 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), Who will be under age 17 at the end of 2014, Who is younger than you (or your spouse if filing jointly) or permanently and totally disabled, Who will not provide over half of his or her own support for 2014, Who will not file a joint return, unless the return is filed only as a claim for refund, Who will live with you for more than half of 2014, Who is a U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 citizen, U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 national, or U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 resident alien, and Who will be claimed as a dependent on your return. Irs tax extension 2011 If you are a U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 citizen or U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household, that child meets the citizenship test. Irs tax extension 2011   Also, if any other person can claim the child as an eligible child, see Qualifying child of more than one person in the 2013 instructions for Form 1040 or 1040A, line 6c. Irs tax extension 2011   For more information about the child tax credit, see the instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Irs tax extension 2011   Instead of using line G, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. Irs tax extension 2011 Total personal allowances (worksheet line H). Irs tax extension 2011    Add lines A through G and enter the total on line H. Irs tax extension 2011 If you do not use either of the worksheets on the back of Form W-4, enter the number from line H on line 5 of Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet Use the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you plan to itemize your deductions, claim certain credits, or claim adjustments to the income on your 2014 tax return and you want to reduce your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 Also, complete this worksheet when you have changes to those items to see if you need to change your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 Use the amount of each item you reasonably can expect to show on your return. Irs tax extension 2011 However, do not use more than: The amount shown for that item on your 2013 return (or your 2012 return if you have not yet filed your 2013 return), plus Any additional amount related to a transaction or occurrence (such as payments already made, the signing of an agreement, or the sale of property) that you can prove has happened or will happen during 2013 or 2014. Irs tax extension 2011 Do not include any amount shown on your last tax return that has been disallowed by the IRS. Irs tax extension 2011 Example. Irs tax extension 2011 On June 30, 2013, you bought your first home. Irs tax extension 2011 On your 2013 tax return, you claimed itemized deductions of $6,600, the total mortgage interest and real estate tax you paid during the 6 months you owned your home. Irs tax extension 2011 Based on your mortgage payment schedule and your real estate tax assessment, you reasonably can expect to claim deductions of $13,200 for those items on your 2014 return. Irs tax extension 2011 You can use $13,200 to figure the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions. Irs tax extension 2011 Not itemizing deductions. Irs tax extension 2011   If you expect to claim the standard deduction on your tax return, skip lines 1 and 2, and enter “0” on line 3 of the worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 Itemized deductions (worksheet line 1). Irs tax extension 2011   Enter your estimated total itemized deductions on line 1 of the worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011   Listed below are some of the deductions you can take into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. Irs tax extension 2011 You normally claim these deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040. Irs tax extension 2011 Medical and dental expenses that are more than 10% (7. Irs tax extension 2011 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1950) of your 2014 AGI (defined under AGI , later). Irs tax extension 2011 State and local income or property taxes. Irs tax extension 2011 Deductible home mortgage interest. Irs tax extension 2011 Investment interest up to net investment income. Irs tax extension 2011 Charitable contributions. Irs tax extension 2011 Casualty and theft losses that are more than $100 and 10% of your AGI. Irs tax extension 2011 Fully deductible miscellaneous itemized deductions, including: Impairment-related work expenses of persons with disabilities, Federal estate tax on income in respect of a decedent, Repayment of more than $3,000 of income held under a claim of right that you included in income in an earlier year because at the time you thought you had an unrestricted right to it, Unrecovered investments in an annuity contract under which payments have ceased because of the annuitant's death, Gambling losses up to the amount of gambling winnings reported on your return, and Casualty and theft losses from  income-producing property. Irs tax extension 2011 Other miscellaneous itemized deductions that are more than 2% of your AGI, including: Unreimbursed employee business expenses, such as education expenses, work clothes and uniforms, union dues and fees, and the cost of work-related small tools and supplies, Safe deposit box rental, Tax counsel and assistance, and Certain fees paid to an IRA trustee or custodian. Irs tax extension 2011 AGI. Irs tax extension 2011   For the purpose of estimating your itemized deductions, your AGI is your estimated total income for 2014 minus any estimated adjustments to income (discussed later) that you include on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 Phaseout of itemized deductions. Irs tax extension 2011   For 2014, your total itemized deductions may be phased out (reduced) if your AGI is more than the following thresholds. Irs tax extension 2011    Itemized Deduction Phaseout Threshold Single $254,200 Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $305,050 Married filing separately $152,525 Head of household $279,650   If you expect your AGI to be more than the amount listed, use Worksheet 1–2 to figure your reduction in itemized deductions. Irs tax extension 2011 Worksheet 1-2. Irs tax extension 2011 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 1 Phaseout of Itemized Deductions 1. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter the estimated total of your itemized deductions 1. Irs tax extension 2011   2. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter the amount included in line 1 for medical and dental expenses, investment interest, casualty or theft losses, and gambling losses 2. Irs tax extension 2011   3. Irs tax extension 2011 Is the amount on line 2 less than the amount on line 1? ❑ No. Irs tax extension 2011 Stop here. Irs tax extension 2011 Your deduction is not limited. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011  ❑ Yes. Irs tax extension 2011 Subtract line 2 from line 1. Irs tax extension 2011 3. Irs tax extension 2011       4. Irs tax extension 2011 Multiply line 3 by 80% (. Irs tax extension 2011 80) 4. Irs tax extension 2011       5. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter your expected AGI 5. Irs tax extension 2011       6. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter $305,050 If married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), $279,650 if head of household, $254,200 if single, or $152,525 if married filing separately 6. Irs tax extension 2011   7. Irs tax extension 2011 Is the amount on line 6 less than the amount on line 5? ❑ No. Irs tax extension 2011 Stop here. Irs tax extension 2011 Your deduction is not limited. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011  ❑ Yes. Irs tax extension 2011 Subtract line 6 from line 5. Irs tax extension 2011 7. Irs tax extension 2011       8. Irs tax extension 2011 Multiply line 7 by 3% (. Irs tax extension 2011 03) 8. Irs tax extension 2011       9. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter the smaller of line 4 or line 8 9. Irs tax extension 2011     10. Irs tax extension 2011 Subtract line 9 from line 1. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter the result here and on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet 10. Irs tax extension 2011     Adjustments to income (worksheet line 4). Irs tax extension 2011   Enter your estimated total adjustments to income on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011   You can take the following adjustments to income into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. Irs tax extension 2011 These adjustments appear on page 1 of your Form 1040 or 1040A. Irs tax extension 2011 Net losses from Schedules C, D, E, and F of Form 1040 and from Part II of Form 4797, line 18b. Irs tax extension 2011 Net operating loss carryovers. Irs tax extension 2011 Certain business expenses of reservists, performing artists, and fee-based government officials. Irs tax extension 2011 Health savings account or medical savings account deduction. Irs tax extension 2011 Certain moving expenses. Irs tax extension 2011 Deduction for self-employment tax. Irs tax extension 2011 Deduction for contributions to self-employed SEP, and qualified SIMPLE plans. Irs tax extension 2011 Self-employed health insurance deduction. Irs tax extension 2011 Penalty on early withdrawal of savings. Irs tax extension 2011 Alimony paid. Irs tax extension 2011 IRA deduction. Irs tax extension 2011 Student loan interest deduction. Irs tax extension 2011 Jury duty pay given to your employer. Irs tax extension 2011 Reforestation amortization and expenses. Irs tax extension 2011 Deductible expenses related to income reported on line 21 from the rental of personal property engaged in for profit. Irs tax extension 2011 Repayment of certain supplemental unemployment benefits. Irs tax extension 2011 Contributions to IRC 501(c)(18)(D) pension plans. Irs tax extension 2011 Contributions by certain chaplains to IRC 403(b) plans. Irs tax extension 2011 Attorney fees and court costs for certain unlawful discrimination claims. Irs tax extension 2011 Attorney fees and court costs for certain whistleblower awards. Irs tax extension 2011 Estimated amount of decrease in tax attributable to income averaging using Schedule J (Form 1040). Irs tax extension 2011 Tax credits (worksheet line 5). Irs tax extension 2011   Although you can take most tax credits into account when figuring withholding allowances, the Personal Allowances Worksheet uses only the child and dependent care credit (line F) and the child tax credit (line G). Irs tax extension 2011 But you can take these credits and others into account by adding an extra amount on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011   If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on line 5, do not use line F. Irs tax extension 2011 If you take the child tax credit into account on line 5, do not use line G. Irs tax extension 2011   In addition to the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit, you can generally take into account the following credits. Irs tax extension 2011 See the individual tax form instructions for more details. Irs tax extension 2011 Foreign tax credit, except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country. Irs tax extension 2011 See Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. Irs tax extension 2011 Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Irs tax extension 2011 See Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. Irs tax extension 2011 Education credits. Irs tax extension 2011 See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Irs tax extension 2011 Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit). Irs tax extension 2011 See Publication 590. Irs tax extension 2011 Mortgage interest credit. Irs tax extension 2011 See Publication 530, Tax Information for Homeowners. Irs tax extension 2011 Adoption credit. Irs tax extension 2011 See the Instructions for Form 8839. Irs tax extension 2011 Credit for nonrefundable portion of prior year minimum tax if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year. Irs tax extension 2011 See the Instructions for Form 8801. Irs tax extension 2011 General business credit. Irs tax extension 2011 See the Instructions for Form 3800. Irs tax extension 2011 Earned income credit. Irs tax extension 2011 See Publication 596. Irs tax extension 2011 Figuring line 5 entry. Irs tax extension 2011   To figure the amount to add on line 5 for tax credits, multiply your estimated total credits by the appropriate number from Table 1-3 . Irs tax extension 2011 Example. Irs tax extension 2011 You are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. Irs tax extension 2011 Your combined estimated wages are $68,000. Irs tax extension 2011 Your estimated tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and a mortgage interest credit of $1,700 (total credits = $2,660). Irs tax extension 2011 In Table 1-3, the number corresponding to your combined estimated wages ($42,001 – $98,000) is 6. Irs tax extension 2011 7. Irs tax extension 2011 Multiply your total estimated tax credits of $2,660 by 6. Irs tax extension 2011 7. Irs tax extension 2011 Add the result, $17,822, to the amount you otherwise would show on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and enter the total on line 5. Irs tax extension 2011 Because you choose to account for your child and dependent care credit this way, do not make an entry on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011 Nonwage income (worksheet line 6). Irs tax extension 2011   Enter on line 6 your estimated total nonwage income (other than tax-exempt income). Irs tax extension 2011 Nonwage income includes interest, dividends, net rental income, unemployment compensation, alimony, gambling winnings, prizes and awards, hobby income, capital gains, royalties, and partnership income. Irs tax extension 2011   If line 6 is more than line 5, you may not have enough income tax withheld from your wages. Irs tax extension 2011 See Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld , later. Irs tax extension 2011 Net deductions and adjustments (worksheet line 8). Irs tax extension 2011    If line 7 is less than $3,950, enter “0” on line 8. Irs tax extension 2011 If line 7 is $3,950 or more, divide it by $3,950, drop any fraction, and enter the result on line 8. Irs tax extension 2011 Example. Irs tax extension 2011 If line 7 is $5,200, $5,200 ÷ $3,950 = 1. Irs tax extension 2011 32. Irs tax extension 2011 Drop the fraction (. Irs tax extension 2011 32) and enter “1” on line 8. Irs tax extension 2011 Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet Complete the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you have more than one job or are married and you and your spouse both work and the combined earnings from all jobs are more than $50,000 ($20,000 if married). Irs tax extension 2011 Reducing your allowances (worksheet lines 1-3). Irs tax extension 2011   On line 1 of the worksheet, enter the number from line H of the Personal Allowances Worksheet (or line 10 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, if used). Irs tax extension 2011 Using Table 1 in the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, find the number listed beside the amount of your estimated wages for the year from your lowest paying job (or if lower and you are filing jointly, your spouse's job). Irs tax extension 2011 Enter that number on line 2. Irs tax extension 2011 However, if you are married filing jointly and estimated wages from the highest paying job are $65,000 or less, do not enter more than “3. Irs tax extension 2011 ”    Table 1-3. Irs tax extension 2011 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 5 a. Irs tax extension 2011  Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er) If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 42,000 10. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $42,001 – 98,000 6. Irs tax extension 2011 7 $98,001 – 180,000 4. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $180,001 – 270,000 3. Irs tax extension 2011 6 $270,001 – 440,000 3. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $440,001 – 490,000. Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011 2. Irs tax extension 2011 9 $490,001 and over 2. Irs tax extension 2011 5 b. Irs tax extension 2011  Single If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 19,000 10. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $19,001 – 47,000 6. Irs tax extension 2011 7 $47,001 – 104,000 4. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $104,001 – 205,000 3. Irs tax extension 2011 6 $205,001 – 430,000 3. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $430,001 and over 2. Irs tax extension 2011 5 c. Irs tax extension 2011  Head of Household If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 30,000 10. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $30,001 – 66,000 6. Irs tax extension 2011 7 $66,001 – 150,000 4. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $150,001 – 235,000 3. Irs tax extension 2011 6 $235,001 – 430,000 3. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $430,001 – 460,000 2. Irs tax extension 2011 9 $460,001 and over 2. Irs tax extension 2011 5 d. Irs tax extension 2011  Married Filing Separately   If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 21,000 10. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $21,001 – 49,000 6. Irs tax extension 2011 7 $49,001 – 90,000 4. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $90,001 – 135,000 3. Irs tax extension 2011 6 $135,001 – 220,000 3. Irs tax extension 2011 0 $220,001 – 245,000 2. Irs tax extension 2011 9 $245,001 and over 2. Irs tax extension 2011 5   Subtract line 2 from line 1 and enter the result (but not less than zero) on line 3 and on Form W-4, line 5. Irs tax extension 2011 If line 1 is more than or equal to line 2, do not use the rest of the worksheet. Irs tax extension 2011   If line 1 is less than line 2, enter “0” on Form W-4, line 5. Irs tax extension 2011 Then complete lines 4 through 9 of the worksheet to figure the additional withholding needed to avoid underwithholding. Irs tax extension 2011 Other amounts owed. Irs tax extension 2011   If you expect to owe amounts other than income tax, such as self-employment tax, include them on line 8. Irs tax extension 2011 The total is the additional withholding needed for the year. Irs tax extension 2011 Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld In most situations, the tax withheld from your pay will be close to the tax you figure on your return if you follow these two rules. Irs tax extension 2011 You accurately complete all the Form W-4 worksheets that apply to you. Irs tax extension 2011 You give your employer a new Form W-4 when changes occur. Irs tax extension 2011 But because the worksheets and withholding methods do not account for all possible situations, you may not be getting the right amount withheld. Irs tax extension 2011 This is most likely to happen in the following situations. Irs tax extension 2011 You are married and both you and your spouse work. Irs tax extension 2011 You have more than one job at a time. Irs tax extension 2011 You have nonwage income, such as interest, dividends, alimony, unemployment compensation, or self-employment income. Irs tax extension 2011 You will owe additional amounts with your return, such as self-employment tax. Irs tax extension 2011 Your withholding is based on obsolete Form W-4 information for a substantial part of the year. Irs tax extension 2011 Your earnings are more than $130,000 if you are single or $180,000 if you are married. Irs tax extension 2011 You work only part of the year. Irs tax extension 2011 You change the number of your withholding allowances during the year. Irs tax extension 2011 You are subject to Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax. Irs tax extension 2011 If you anticipate liability for Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax, you may request that your employer withhold an additional amount of income tax withholding on Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 Part-Year Method If you work only part of the year and your employer agrees to use the part-year withholding method, less tax will be withheld from each wage payment than would be withheld if you worked all year. Irs tax extension 2011 To be eligible for the part-year method, you must meet both of the following requirements. Irs tax extension 2011 You must use the calendar year (the 12 months from January 1 through December 31) as your tax year. Irs tax extension 2011 You cannot use a fiscal year. Irs tax extension 2011 You must not expect to be employed for more than 245 days during the year. Irs tax extension 2011 To figure this limit, count all calendar days that you are employed (including weekends, vacations, and sick days) beginning with the first day you are on the job for pay and ending with your last day of work. Irs tax extension 2011 If you are temporarily laid off for 30 days or less, count those days too. Irs tax extension 2011 If you are laid off for more than 30 days, do not count those days. Irs tax extension 2011 You will not meet this requirement if you begin working before May 1 and expect to work for the rest of the year. Irs tax extension 2011 How to apply for the part-year method. Irs tax extension 2011   You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. Irs tax extension 2011 The request must state all three of the following. Irs tax extension 2011 The date of your last day of work for any prior employer during the current calendar year. Irs tax extension 2011 That you do not expect to be employed more than 245 days during the current calendar year. Irs tax extension 2011 That you use the calendar year as your tax year. Irs tax extension 2011 Cumulative Wage Method If you change the number of your withholding allowances during the year, too much or too little tax may have been withheld for the period before you made the change. Irs tax extension 2011 You may be able to compensate for this if your employer agrees to use the cumulative wage withholding method for the rest of the year. Irs tax extension 2011 You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. Irs tax extension 2011 To be eligible, you must have been paid for the same kind of payroll period (weekly, biweekly, etc. Irs tax extension 2011 ) since the beginning of the year. Irs tax extension 2011 Aids for Figuring Your Withholding IRS Withholding Calculator. Irs tax extension 2011   If you had too much or too little income tax withheld from your pay, the IRS provides a withholding calculator on its website. Irs tax extension 2011 Go to www. Irs tax extension 2011 irs. Irs tax extension 2011 gov/Individuals/IRS-Withholding-Calculator. Irs tax extension 2011 It can help you determine the correct amount to be withheld any time during the year. Irs tax extension 2011 Rules Your Employer Must Follow It may be helpful for you to know some of the withholding rules your employer must follow. Irs tax extension 2011 These rules can affect how to fill out your Form W-4 and how to handle problems that may arise. Irs tax extension 2011 New Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011   When you start a new job, your employer should give you a Form W-4 to fill out. Irs tax extension 2011 Beginning with your first payday, your employer will use the information you give on the form to figure your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011   If you later fill out a new Form W-4, your employer can put it into effect as soon as possible. Irs tax extension 2011 The deadline for putting it into effect is the start of the first payroll period ending 30 or more days after you turn it in. Irs tax extension 2011 No Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011   If you do not give your employer a completed Form W-4, your employer must withhold at the highest rate, as if you were single and claimed no withholding allowances. Irs tax extension 2011 Repaying withheld tax. Irs tax extension 2011   If you find you are having too much tax withheld because you did not claim all the withholding allowances you are entitled to, you should give your employer a new Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 Your employer cannot repay any of the tax previously withheld. Irs tax extension 2011 Instead, claim the full amount withheld when you file your tax return. Irs tax extension 2011   However, if your employer has withheld more than the correct amount of tax for the Form W-4 you have in effect, you do not have to fill out a new Form W-4 to have your withholding lowered to the correct amount. Irs tax extension 2011 Your employer can repay the amount that was withheld incorrectly. Irs tax extension 2011 If you are not repaid, your Form W-2 will reflect the full amount actually withheld, which you would claim when you file your tax return. Irs tax extension 2011 IRS review of your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011   Whether you are entitled to claim a certain number of allowances or a complete exemption from withholding is subject to review by the IRS. Irs tax extension 2011 Your employer may be required to send a copy of the Form W-4 to the IRS. Irs tax extension 2011 There is a penalty for supplying false information on Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 See Penalties , later. Irs tax extension 2011   If the IRS determines that you cannot claim more than a specified number of withholding allowances or claim a complete exemption from withholding, the IRS will issue a notice of the maximum number of withholding allowances permitted (commonly referred to as a “lock-in letter”) to both you and your employer. Irs tax extension 2011   The IRS will provide a period of time during which you can dispute the determination before your employer adjusts your withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 If you believe that you are entitled to claim complete exemption from withholding or claim more withholding allowances than the maximum number specified by the IRS in the lock-in letter, you must submit a new Form W-4 and a written statement to support your claims to the IRS. Irs tax extension 2011 Contact information (a toll-free number and an IRS office address) will be provided in the lock-in letter. Irs tax extension 2011 At the end of this period, if you have not responded or if your response is not adequate, your employer will be required to withhold based on the original lock-in letter. Irs tax extension 2011   After the lock-in letter takes effect, your employer must withhold tax on the basis of the withholding rate (marital status) and maximum number of withholding allowances specified in that letter. Irs tax extension 2011   If you later believe that you are entitled to claim exemption from withholding or more allowances than the IRS determined, you can complete a new Form W-4 and a written statement to support the claims made on the Form W-4 and send them directly to the IRS address shown on the lock-in letter. Irs tax extension 2011 Your employer must continue to figure your withholding on the basis of the number of allowances previously determined by the IRS until the IRS advises your employer otherwise. Irs tax extension 2011   At any time, either before or after the lock-in letter becomes effective, you may give your employer a new Form W-4 that does not claim complete exemption from withholding and results in more income tax withheld than specified in the lock-in letter. Irs tax extension 2011 Your employer must then withhold tax based on this new Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011   Additional information is available at IRS. Irs tax extension 2011 gov. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter “withholding compliance questions” in the search box. Irs tax extension 2011 Exemption From Withholding If you claim exemption from withholding, your employer will not withhold federal income tax from your wages. Irs tax extension 2011 The exemption applies only to income tax, not to social security or Medicare tax. Irs tax extension 2011 You can claim exemption from withholding for 2014 only if both of the following situations apply. Irs tax extension 2011 For 2013 you had a right to a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you had no tax liability. Irs tax extension 2011 For 2014 you expect a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you expect to have no tax liability. Irs tax extension 2011 Use Figure 1-A to help you decide whether you can claim exemption from withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 Do not use Figure 1-A if you: Are 65 or older, Are blind, Will itemize deductions on your 2014 return, Will claim an exemption for a dependent on your 2014 return, or Will claim any tax credits on your 2014 return. Irs tax extension 2011 These situations are discussed later. Irs tax extension 2011 Students. Irs tax extension 2011   If you are a student, you are not automatically exempt. Irs tax extension 2011 If you work only part time or during the summer, you may qualify for exemption from withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 Example 1. Irs tax extension 2011 You are a high school student and expect to earn $2,500 from a summer job. Irs tax extension 2011 You do not expect to have any other income during the year, and your parents will be able to claim an exemption for you on their tax return. Irs tax extension 2011 You worked last summer and had $375 federal income tax withheld from your pay. Irs tax extension 2011 The entire $375 was refunded when you filed your 2013 return. Irs tax extension 2011 Using Figure 1-A, you find that you can claim exemption from withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 Please click here for the text description of the image. Irs tax extension 2011 Figure 1-A: Exemption From Withholding on Form W-4 Example 2. Irs tax extension 2011 The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that you also have a savings account and expect to have $400 interest income during the year. Irs tax extension 2011 Using Figure 1-A, you find that you cannot claim exemption from withholding because your unearned income will be more than $350 and your total income will be more than $1,000. Irs tax extension 2011    You may have to file a tax return, even if you are exempt from withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 See Publication 501 to see whether you must file a return. Irs tax extension 2011    Age 65 or older or blind. Irs tax extension 2011 If you are 65 or older or blind, use Worksheet 1-3 or Worksheet 1-4, to help you decide whether you can claim exemption from withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 Do not use either worksheet if you will itemize deductions, claim exemptions for dependents, or claim tax credits on your 2014 return. Irs tax extension 2011 Instead, see Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits, next. Irs tax extension 2011 Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits. Irs tax extension 2011   If you had no tax liability for 2013, and you will: Itemize deductions, Claim an exemption for a dependent, or Claim a tax credit, use the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet (also see chapter 2), to figure your 2014 expected tax liability. Irs tax extension 2011 You can claim exemption from withholding only if your total expected tax liability (line 13c of the worksheet) is zero. Irs tax extension 2011 Claiming exemption from withholding. Irs tax extension 2011   To claim exemption, you must give your employer a Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 Do not complete lines 5 and 6. Irs tax extension 2011 Enter “Exempt” on line 7. Irs tax extension 2011   If you claim exemption, but later your situation changes so that you will have to pay income tax after all, you must file a new Form W-4 within 10 days after the change. Irs tax extension 2011 If you claim exemption in 2014 but you expect to owe income tax for 2015, you must file a new Form W-4 by December 1, 2014. Irs tax extension 2011   Your claim of exempt status may be reviewed by the IRS. Irs tax extension 2011 See IRS review of your withholding , earlier. Irs tax extension 2011 An exemption is good for only 1 year. Irs tax extension 2011   You must give your employer a new Form W-4 by February 15 each year to continue your exemption. Irs tax extension 2011 Supplemental Wages Supplemental wages include bonuses, commissions, overtime pay, vacation allowances, certain sick pay, and expense allowances under certain plans. Irs tax extension 2011 The payer can figure withholding on supplemental wages using the same method used for your regular wages. Irs tax extension 2011 However, if these payments are identified separately from regular wages, your employer or other payer of supplemental wages can withhold income tax from these wages at a flat rate. Irs tax extension 2011 Expense allowances. Irs tax extension 2011   Reimbursements or other expense allowances paid by your employer under a nonaccountable plan are treated as supplemental wages. Irs tax extension 2011 A nonaccountable plan is a reimbursement arrangement that does not require you to account for, or prove, your business expenses to your employer or does not require you to return your employer's payments that are more than your proven expenses. Irs tax extension 2011   Reimbursements or other expense allowances paid under an accountable plan that are more than your proven expenses are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan if you do not return the excess payments within a reasonable period of time. Irs tax extension 2011 Accountable plan. Irs tax extension 2011   To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement or allowance arrangement must include all three of the following rules. Irs tax extension 2011 Your expenses must have a business connection. Irs tax extension 2011 That is, you must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as an employee of your employer. Irs tax extension 2011 You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable period of time. Irs tax extension 2011 You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time. Irs tax extension 2011    An excess reimbursement or allowance is any amount you are paid that is more than the business-related expenses that you adequately accounted for to your employer. Irs tax extension 2011   The definition of reasonable period of time depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation. Irs tax extension 2011 However, regardless of those facts and circumstances, actions that take place within the times specified in the following list will be treated as taking place within a reasonable period of time. Irs tax extension 2011 You receive an advance within 30 days of the time you have an expense. Irs tax extension 2011 You adequately account for your expenses within 60 days after they were paid or incurred. Irs tax extension 2011 You return any excess reimbursement within 120 days after the expense was paid or incurred. Irs tax extension 2011 You are given a periodic statement (at least quarterly) that asks you to either return or adequately account for outstanding advances and you comply within 120 days of the statement. Irs tax extension 2011 Nonaccountable plan. Irs tax extension 2011   Any plan that does not meet the definition of an accountable plan is considered a nonaccountable plan. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information about accountable and nonaccountable plans, see chapter 6 of Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses. Irs tax extension 2011 Penalties You may have to pay a penalty of $500 if both of the following apply. Irs tax extension 2011 You make statements or claim withholding allowances on your Form W-4 that reduce the amount of tax withheld. Irs tax extension 2011 You have no reasonable basis for those statements or allowances at the time you prepare your Form W-4. Irs tax extension 2011 There is also a criminal penalty for willfully supplying false or fraudulent information on your Form W-4 or for willfully failing to supply information that would increase the amount withheld. Irs tax extension 2011 The penalty upon conviction can be either a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both. Irs tax extension 2011 These penalties will apply if you deliberately and knowingly falsify your Form W-4 in an attempt to reduce or eliminate the proper withholding of taxes. Irs tax extension 2011 A simple error or an honest mistake will not result in one of these penalties. Irs tax extension 2011 For example, a person who has tried to figure the number of withholding allowances correctly, but claims seven when the proper number is six, will not be charged a Form W-4 penalty. Irs tax extension 2011 However, see chapter 4 for information on the penalty for underpaying your tax. Irs tax extension 2011 Tips The tips you receive while working on your job are considered part of your pay. Irs tax extension 2011 You must include your tips on your tax return on the same line as your regular pay. Irs tax extension 2011 However, tax is not withheld directly from tip income, as it is from your regular pay. Irs tax extension 2011 Nevertheless, your employer will take into account the tips you report when figuring how much to withhold from your regular pay. Irs tax extension 2011 Reporting tips to your employer. Irs tax extension 2011   If you receive tips of $20 or more in a month while working for any one employer, you must report to your employer the total amount of tips you receive on the job during the month. Irs tax extension 2011 The report is due by the 10th day of the following month. Irs tax extension 2011   If you have more than one job, make a separate report to each employer. Irs tax extension 2011 Report only the tips you received while working for that employer, and only if they total $20 or more for the month. Irs tax extension 2011 How employer figures amount to withhold. Irs tax extension 2011   The tips you report to your employer are counted as part of your income for the month you report them. Irs tax extension 2011 Your employer can figure your withholding in either of two ways. Irs tax extension 2011 By withholding at the regular rate on the sum of your pay plus your reported tips. Irs tax extension 2011 By withholding at the regular rate on your pay plus a percentage of your reported tips. Irs tax extension 2011 Not enough pay to cover taxes. Irs tax extension 2011   If your regular pay is not enough for your employer to withhold all the tax (including income tax and social security and Medicare taxes (or the equivalent railroad retirement tax)) due on your pay plus your tips, you can give your employer money to cover the shortage. Irs tax extension 2011   If you do not give your employer money to cover the shortage, your employer first withholds as much Medicare tax and social security or railroad retirement tax as possible, up to the proper amount, and then withholds income tax up to the full amount of your pay. Irs tax extension 2011 If not enough tax is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax. Irs tax extension 2011 When you file your return, you also may have to pay any Medicare and social security tax or railroad retirement tax your employer could not withhold. Irs tax extension 2011 Tips not reported to your employer. Irs tax extension 2011   On your tax return, you must report all the tips you receive during the year, even tips you do not report to your employer (this includes the value of any noncash tips you received, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value). Irs tax extension 2011 Make sure you are having enough tax withheld, or are paying enough estimated tax (see chapter 2), to cover all your tip income. Irs tax extension 2011 Allocated tips. Irs tax extension 2011   If you work in a large food or beverage establishment, your employer may have to report an allocated amount of tips on your Form W-2. Irs tax extension 2011   Your employer should not withhold income tax, Medicare tax, and social security or railroad retirement tax on the allocated amount. Irs tax extension 2011 Withholding is based only on your pay plus your reported tips. Irs tax extension 2011 Your employer should refund to you any incorrectly withheld tax. Irs tax extension 2011 More information. Irs tax extension 2011   For more information on the reporting and withholding rules for tip income and on tip allocation, see Publi
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Irs tax extension 2011 12. Irs tax extension 2011   Self-Employment Tax Table of Contents What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Why Pay Self-Employment Tax? How To Pay Self-Employment TaxReplacing a lost social security card. Irs tax extension 2011 Name change. Irs tax extension 2011 Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Irs tax extension 2011 Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax?Limited partner. Irs tax extension 2011 Community property. Irs tax extension 2011 Figuring Self-Employment EarningsLandlord Participation in Farming Methods for Figuring Net EarningsRegular Method Farm Optional Method Nonfarm Optional Method Using Both Optional Methods Reporting Self-Employment Tax What's New for 2013 Tax rates. Irs tax extension 2011  For tax years beginning in 2013, the social security part of the self-employment tax increases from 10. Irs tax extension 2011 4% to 12. Irs tax extension 2011 4%. Irs tax extension 2011 The Medicare part of the tax remains at 2. Irs tax extension 2011 9%. Irs tax extension 2011 As a result, the self-employment tax is increased from 13. Irs tax extension 2011 3% to 15. Irs tax extension 2011 3%. Irs tax extension 2011 Additional Medicare Tax. Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011  For tax years beginning in 2013, a 0. Irs tax extension 2011 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to your Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income above a threshold amount. Irs tax extension 2011 Use Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, to figure this tax. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8959. Irs tax extension 2011 Maximum net earnings. Irs tax extension 2011  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part (12. Irs tax extension 2011 4%) of the self-employment tax increased to $113,700 for 2013. Irs tax extension 2011 There is no maximum limit on earnings subject to the Medicare part (2. Irs tax extension 2011 9%). Irs tax extension 2011 What's New for 2014 Maximum net earnings. Irs tax extension 2011  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax for 2014 will be discussed in the 2013 Publication 334. Irs tax extension 2011 Introduction Self-employment tax (SE tax) is a social security and Medicare tax primarily for individuals who work for themselves. Irs tax extension 2011 It is similar to the social security and Medicare taxes withheld from the pay of most wage earners. Irs tax extension 2011 You usually have to pay SE tax if you are self-employed. Irs tax extension 2011 You are usually self-employed if you operate your own farm on land you either own or rent. Irs tax extension 2011 You have to figure SE tax on Schedule SE (Form 1040). Irs tax extension 2011 Farmers who have employees may have to pay the employer's share of social security and Medicare taxes, as well. Irs tax extension 2011 See chapter 13 for information on employment taxes. Irs tax extension 2011 Self-employment tax rate. Irs tax extension 2011   For tax years beginning in 2013, the self-employment tax rate is 15. Irs tax extension 2011 3%. Irs tax extension 2011 The rate consists of two parts: 12. Irs tax extension 2011 4% for social security (old-age, survivors, and disability insurance) and 2. Irs tax extension 2011 9% for Medicare (hospital insurance). Irs tax extension 2011 Topics - This chapter discusses: Why pay self-employment tax How to pay self-employment tax Who must pay self-employment tax Figuring self-employment earnings Landlord participation in farming Methods for figuring net earnings Reporting self-employment tax Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 541 Partnerships Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 Individual Income Tax Return Sch F (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Farming Sch SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax 1065 U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 Return of Partnership Income Sch K-1 (Form 1065) Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Irs tax extension 2011 See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. Irs tax extension 2011 Why Pay Self-Employment Tax? Social security benefits are available to self-employed persons just as they are to wage earners. Irs tax extension 2011 Your payments of SE tax contribute to your coverage under the social security system. Irs tax extension 2011 Social security coverage provides you with retirement benefits, disability benefits, survivor benefits, and hospital insurance (Medicare) benefits. Irs tax extension 2011 How to become insured under social security. Irs tax extension 2011   You must be insured under the social security system before you begin receiving social security benefits. Irs tax extension 2011 You are insured if you have the required number of credits (also called quarters of coverage). Irs tax extension 2011 Earning credits in 2013. Irs tax extension 2011   You can earn a maximum of four credits per year. Irs tax extension 2011 For 2013, you earn one credit for each $1,160 of combined wages and self-employment earnings subject to social security tax. Irs tax extension 2011 You need $4,640 ($1,160 × 4) of combined wages and self-employment earnings subject to social security tax to earn four credits in 2013. Irs tax extension 2011 It does not matter whether the income is earned in 1 quarter or is spread over 2 or more quarters. Irs tax extension 2011 For an explanation of the number of credits you must have to be insured and the benefits available to you and your family under the social security program, consult your nearest Social Security Administration (SSA) office or visit the SSA website at www. Irs tax extension 2011 socialsecurity. Irs tax extension 2011 gov. Irs tax extension 2011 Making false statements to get or to increase social security benefits may subject you to penalties. Irs tax extension 2011 The Social Security Administration (SSA) time limit for posting self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011   Generally, the SSA will give you credit only for self-employment earnings reported on a tax return filed within 3 years, 3 months, and 15 days after the tax year you earned the income. Irs tax extension 2011    If you file your tax return or report a change in your self-employment earnings after the SSA time limit for posting self-employment earnings, the SSA may change its records, but only to remove or reduce the amount. Irs tax extension 2011 The SSA will not change its records to increase your self-employment earnings after the SSA time limit listed above. Irs tax extension 2011 How To Pay Self-Employment Tax To pay SE tax, you must have a social security number (SSN) or an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Irs tax extension 2011 This section explains how to: Obtain an SSN or ITIN, and Pay your SE tax using estimated tax. Irs tax extension 2011 An ITIN does not entitle you to social security benefits. Irs tax extension 2011 Obtaining an ITIN does not change your immigration or employment status under U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 law. Irs tax extension 2011 Obtaining a social security number. Irs tax extension 2011   If you have never had an SSN, apply for one using Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. Irs tax extension 2011 The application is also available in Spanish. Irs tax extension 2011 You can get this form at any Social Security office or by calling 1-800-772-1213. Irs tax extension 2011    You can also download Form SS-5 from the Social Security Administration website at  www. Irs tax extension 2011 socialsecurity. Irs tax extension 2011 gov. Irs tax extension 2011   If you have a social security number from the time you were an employee, you must use that number. Irs tax extension 2011 Do not apply for a new one. Irs tax extension 2011 Replacing a lost social security card. Irs tax extension 2011   If you have a number but lost your card, file Form SS-5. Irs tax extension 2011 You will get a new card showing your original number, not a new number. Irs tax extension 2011 Name change. Irs tax extension 2011   If your name has changed since you received your social security card, complete Form SS-5 to report a name change. Irs tax extension 2011 Obtaining an individual taxpayer identification number. Irs tax extension 2011   The IRS will issue you an ITIN, for tax use only, if you are a nonresident or resident alien and you do not have, and are not eligible to get, an SSN. Irs tax extension 2011 To apply for an ITIN, file Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Irs tax extension 2011 You can get this form by calling 1-800-829-3676. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information on ITINs, see Publication 1915, Understanding Your IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Irs tax extension 2011 Form W-7 and Publication 1915 are also available in Spanish. Irs tax extension 2011    You can also download Form W-7 from the IRS website at IRS. Irs tax extension 2011 gov. Irs tax extension 2011 Paying estimated tax. Irs tax extension 2011   Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax (including SE tax) on income not subject to withholding. Irs tax extension 2011 You generally have to make estimated tax payments if you expect to owe tax, including SE tax, of $1,000 or more when you file your return. Irs tax extension 2011 Use Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, to figure and pay the tax. Irs tax extension 2011   However, if at least two-thirds of your gross income for 2013 or 2014 was from farming and you file your 2014 Form 1040 and pay all the tax due by March 2, 2015, you do not have to pay any estimated tax. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information about estimated tax for farmers, see chapter 15. Irs tax extension 2011 Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Irs tax extension 2011   You may have to pay a penalty if you do not pay enough estimated tax by its due date. Irs tax extension 2011 Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax? You must pay SE tax and file Schedule SE (Form 1040) if your net earnings from self-employment were $400 or more. Irs tax extension 2011 The SE tax rules apply no matter how old you are and even if you are already receiving social security or Medicare benefits. Irs tax extension 2011 Aliens. Irs tax extension 2011   Generally, resident aliens must pay self-employment tax under the same rules that apply to U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 citizens. Irs tax extension 2011 Nonresident aliens are not subject to self-employment tax. Irs tax extension 2011 However, residents of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or American Samoa are subject to self-employment tax, as they are considered U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 residents for self-employment tax purposes. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information on aliens, see Publication 519, U. Irs tax extension 2011 S. Irs tax extension 2011 Tax Guide for Aliens. Irs tax extension 2011 Are you self-employed?   You are self-employed if you carry on a trade or business (such as running a farm) as a sole proprietor, an independent contractor, a member of a partnership, or are otherwise in business for yourself. Irs tax extension 2011 A trade or business is generally an activity carried on for a livelihood or in good faith to make a profit. Irs tax extension 2011 Share farmer. Irs tax extension 2011   You are a self-employed farmer under an income-sharing arrangement if both the following apply. Irs tax extension 2011 You produce a crop or raise livestock on land belonging to another person. Irs tax extension 2011 Your share of the crop or livestock, or the proceeds from their sale, depends on the amount produced. Irs tax extension 2011 Your net farm profit or loss from the income-sharing arrangement is reported on Schedule F (Form 1040) and included in your self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011   If you produce a crop or livestock on land belonging to another person and are to receive a specified rate of pay, a fixed sum of money, or a fixed quantity of the crop or livestock, and not a share of the crop or livestock or their proceeds, you may be either self-employed or an employee of the landowner. Irs tax extension 2011 This will depend on whether the landowner has the right to direct or control your performance of services. Irs tax extension 2011 Example. Irs tax extension 2011 A share farmer produces a crop on land owned by another person on a 50-50 crop-share basis. Irs tax extension 2011 Under the terms of their agreement, the share farmer furnishes the labor and half the cost of seed and fertilizer. Irs tax extension 2011 The landowner furnishes the machinery and equipment used to produce and harvest the crop, and half the cost of seed and fertilizer. Irs tax extension 2011 The share farmer is provided a house in which to live. Irs tax extension 2011 The landowner and the share farmer decide on a cropping plan. Irs tax extension 2011 The share farmer is a self-employed farmer for purposes of the agreement to produce the crops, and the share farmer's part of the profit or loss from the crops is reported on Schedule F (Form 1040) and included in self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 The tax treatment of the landowner is discussed later under Landlord Participation in Farming. Irs tax extension 2011 Contract farming. Irs tax extension 2011   Under typical contract farming arrangements, the grower receives a fixed payment per unit of crops or finished livestock delivered to the processor or packing company. Irs tax extension 2011 Since the grower typically furnishes labor and bears some production risk, the payments are reported on Schedule F and are therefore subject to self-employment tax. Irs tax extension 2011 4-H Club or FFA project. Irs tax extension 2011   If an individual participates in a 4-H Club or Future Farmers of America (FFA) project, any net income received from sales or prizes related to the project may be subject to income tax. Irs tax extension 2011 Report the net income as “Other income” on line 21 of Form 1040. Irs tax extension 2011 If necessary, attach a statement showing the gross income and expenses. Irs tax extension 2011 The net income may not be subject to SE tax if the project is primarily for educational purposes and not for profit, and is completed by the individual under the rules and economic restrictions of the sponsoring 4-H or FFA organization. Irs tax extension 2011 Such a project is generally not considered a trade or business. Irs tax extension 2011 Partners in a partnership. Irs tax extension 2011   Generally, you are self-employed if you are a member of a partnership that carries on a trade or business. Irs tax extension 2011 Limited partner. Irs tax extension 2011   If you are a limited partner, your partnership income is generally not subject to SE tax. Irs tax extension 2011 However, guaranteed payments you receive for services you perform for the partnership are subject to SE tax and should be reported to you in box 14 of your Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Irs tax extension 2011 Business Owned and Operated by Spouses. Irs tax extension 2011   If you and your spouse jointly own and operate a farm as an unincorporated business and share in the profits and losses, you are partners in a partnership whether or not you have a formal partnership agreement. Irs tax extension 2011 You must file Form 1065, instead of Schedule F, unless you make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture. Irs tax extension 2011 Making this election will allow you to avoid the complexity of Form 1065 but still give each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based. Irs tax extension 2011 Qualified joint venture. Irs tax extension 2011   If you and your spouse each materially participate as the only members of a jointly owned and operated farm, and you file a joint tax return for the tax year, you can make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership for the tax year. Irs tax extension 2011 For an explanation of “material participation,” see the instructions for Schedule C, line G, and the instructions for Schedule F, line E. Irs tax extension 2011   To make this election, you must divide all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit attributable to the business between you and your spouse in accordance with your respective interests in the venture. Irs tax extension 2011 Each of you must file a separate Schedule F and a separate Schedule SE. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information, see Qualified Joint Venture in the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Irs tax extension 2011 Spouse employee. Irs tax extension 2011   If your spouse is your employee, not your partner, you must withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes for him or her. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information about employment taxes, see chapter 13. Irs tax extension 2011 Community property. Irs tax extension 2011   If you are a partner and your distributive share of any income or loss from a trade or business carried on by the partnership is community property, treat your share as your self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 Do not treat any of your share as self-employment earnings of your spouse. Irs tax extension 2011 Figuring Self-Employment Earnings Farmer. Irs tax extension 2011   If you are self-employed as a farmer, use Schedule F (Form 1040) to figure your self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 Partnership income or loss. Irs tax extension 2011   If you are a member of a partnership that carries on a trade or business, the partnership should report your self-employment earnings in box 14, code A, of your Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Irs tax extension 2011 Box 14 of Schedule K-1 may also provide amounts for gross farming or fishing income (code B) and gross nonfarm income (code C). Irs tax extension 2011 Use these amounts if you use the farm or nonfarm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment (see Methods for Figuring Net Earnings , later). Irs tax extension 2011   If you are a general partner, you may need to reduce these reported earnings by amounts you claim as a section 179 deduction, unreimbursed partnership expenses, or depletion on oil and gas properties. Irs tax extension 2011   If the amount reported is a loss, include only the deductible amount when you figure your total self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011   For more information, see the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Irs tax extension 2011   For general information on partnerships, see Publication 541. Irs tax extension 2011 More than one business. Irs tax extension 2011   If you have self-employment earnings from more than one trade, business, or profession, you generally must combine the net profit or loss from each to determine your total self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 A loss from one business reduces your profit from another business. Irs tax extension 2011 However, do not combine earnings from farm and nonfarm businesses if you are using one of the optional methods (discussed later) to figure net earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 Community property. Irs tax extension 2011   If any of the income from a farm or business, other than a partnership, is community property under state law, it is included in the self-employment earnings of the spouse carrying on the trade or business. Irs tax extension 2011 Lost income payments. Irs tax extension 2011   Lost income payments received from insurance or other sources for reducing or stopping farming activities are included in self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 These include USDA payments to compensate for lost income resulting from reductions in tobacco quotas and allotments. Irs tax extension 2011 Even if you are not farming when you receive the payment, it is included in self-employment earnings if it relates to your farm business (even though it is temporarily inactive). Irs tax extension 2011 A connection exists if it is clear the payment would not have been made but for your conduct of your farm business. Irs tax extension 2011 Gain or loss. Irs tax extension 2011   A gain or loss from the disposition of property that is neither stock in trade nor held primarily for sale to customers is not included in self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 It does not matter whether the disposition is a sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion. Irs tax extension 2011 For example, gains or losses from the disposition of the following types of property are not included in self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 Investment property. Irs tax extension 2011 Depreciable property or other fixed assets used in your trade or business. Irs tax extension 2011 Livestock held for draft, breeding, sport, or dairy purposes, and not held primarily for sale, regardless of how long the livestock was held, or whether it was raised or purchased. Irs tax extension 2011 Unharvested standing crops sold with land held more than 1 year. Irs tax extension 2011 Timber, coal, or iron ore held for more than 1 year if an economic interest was retained, such as a right to receive coal royalties. Irs tax extension 2011   A gain or loss from the cutting of timber is not included in self-employment earnings if the cutting is treated as a sale or exchange. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information on electing to treat the cutting of timber as a sale or exchange, see Timber in chapter 8. Irs tax extension 2011 Wages and salaries. Irs tax extension 2011   Wages and salaries received for services performed as an employee and covered by social security or railroad retirement are not included in self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011   Wages paid in kind to you for agricultural labor, such as commodity wages, are not included in self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 Retired partner. Irs tax extension 2011   Retirement income received by a partner from his or her partnership under a written plan is not included in self-employment earnings if all the following apply. Irs tax extension 2011 The retired partner performs no services for the partnership during the year. Irs tax extension 2011 The retired partner is owed only the retirement payments. Irs tax extension 2011 The retired partner's share (if any) of the partnership capital was fully paid to the retired partner. Irs tax extension 2011 The payments to the retired partner are lifelong periodic payments. Irs tax extension 2011 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments. Irs tax extension 2011   Under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), if you own or operate highly erodible or other specified cropland, you may enter into a longterm contract with the USDA, agreeing to convert to a less intensive use of that cropland. Irs tax extension 2011 You must include the annual rental payments and any onetime incentive payment you receive under the program on Schedule F, lines 4a and 4b. Irs tax extension 2011 Cost share payments you receive may qualify for the costsharing exclusion. Irs tax extension 2011 See Cost-Sharing Exclusion (Improvements), above. Irs tax extension 2011 CRP payments are reported to you on Form 1099G. Irs tax extension 2011 Individuals who are receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits may exclude CRP payments when calculating self-employment tax. Irs tax extension 2011 See the instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Irs tax extension 2011 Self-employed health insurance deduction. Irs tax extension 2011   You cannot deduct the self-employed health insurance deduction you report on Form 1040, line 29, from self-employment earnings on Schedule SE (Form 1040). Irs tax extension 2011 Landlord Participation in Farming As a general rule, income and deductions from rentals and from personal property leased with real estate are not included in determining self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 However, income and deductions from farm rentals, including government commodity program payments received by a landowner who rents land, are included if the rental arrangement provides that the landowner will, and does, materially participate in the production or management of production of the farm products on the land. Irs tax extension 2011 Crop shares. Irs tax extension 2011   Rent paid in the form of crop shares is included in self-employment earnings for the year you sell, exchange, give away, or use the crop shares if you meet one of the four material participation tests (discussed next) at the time the crop shares are produced. Irs tax extension 2011 Feeding such crop shares to livestock is considered using them. Irs tax extension 2011 Your gross income for figuring your self-employment earnings includes the fair market value of the crop shares when they are used as feed. Irs tax extension 2011 Material participation for landlords. Irs tax extension 2011   You materially participate if you have an arrangement with your tenant for your participation and you meet one or more of the following tests. Irs tax extension 2011 You do at least three of the following. Irs tax extension 2011 Pay, using cash or credit, at least half the direct costs of producing the crop or livestock. Irs tax extension 2011 Furnish at least half the tools, equipment, and livestock used in the production activities. Irs tax extension 2011 Advise or consult with your tenant. Irs tax extension 2011 Inspect the production activities periodically. Irs tax extension 2011 You regularly and frequently make, or take an important part in making, management decisions substantially contributing to or affecting the success of the enterprise. Irs tax extension 2011 You work 100 hours or more spread over a period of 5 weeks or more in activities connected with agricultural production. Irs tax extension 2011 You do things that, considered in their totality, show you are materially and significantly involved in the production of the farm commodities. Irs tax extension 2011 These tests may be used as general guides for determining whether you are a material participant. Irs tax extension 2011 Example. Irs tax extension 2011 Drew Houston agrees to produce a crop on J. Irs tax extension 2011 Clarke's cotton farm, with each receiving half the proceeds. Irs tax extension 2011 Clarke advises Houston when to plant, spray, and pick the cotton. Irs tax extension 2011 During the growing season, Clarke inspects the crop every few days to determine whether Houston is properly taking care of the crop. Irs tax extension 2011 Houston furnishes all labor needed to grow and harvest the crop. Irs tax extension 2011 The management decisions made by Clarke in connection with the care of the cotton crop and his regular inspection of the crop establish that he participates to a material degree in the cotton production operations. Irs tax extension 2011 The income Clarke receives from his cotton farm is included in his self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 Methods for Figuring Net Earnings There are three ways to figure your net earnings from self-employment. Irs tax extension 2011 The regular method. Irs tax extension 2011 The farm optional method. Irs tax extension 2011 The nonfarm optional method. Irs tax extension 2011 You must use the regular method unless you are eligible to use one or both of the optional methods. Irs tax extension 2011 See Figure 12-1 , shown later. Irs tax extension 2011 Figure 12-1. Irs tax extension 2011 Can I Use the Optional Methods? Please click here for the text description of the image. Irs tax extension 2011 Figure 12–1. Irs tax extension 2011 Can I Use the Optional Methods? Why use an optional method?   You may want to use the optional methods (discussed later) when you have a loss or a small net profit and any one of the following applies. Irs tax extension 2011 You want to receive credit for social security benefit coverage. Irs tax extension 2011 You incurred child or dependent care expenses for which you could claim a credit. Irs tax extension 2011 (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Irs tax extension 2011 ) You are entitled to the earned income credit. Irs tax extension 2011 (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Irs tax extension 2011 ) You are entitled to the additional child tax credit. Irs tax extension 2011 (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Irs tax extension 2011 ) Effects of using an optional method. Irs tax extension 2011   Using an optional method could increase your SE tax. Irs tax extension 2011 Paying more SE tax may result in you getting higher social security disability or retirement benefits. Irs tax extension 2011   If you use either or both optional methods, you must figure and pay the SE tax due under these methods even if you would have had a smaller SE tax or no SE tax using the regular method. Irs tax extension 2011   The optional methods may be used only to figure your SE tax. Irs tax extension 2011 To figure your income tax, include your actual self-employment earnings in gross income, regardless of which method you use to determine SE tax. Irs tax extension 2011 Regular Method Multiply your total self-employment earnings by 92. Irs tax extension 2011 35% (. Irs tax extension 2011 9235) to get your net earnings under the regular method. Irs tax extension 2011 See Short Schedule SE, line 4, or Long Schedule SE, line 4a. Irs tax extension 2011 Net earnings figured using the regular method are also called “actual net earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 ” Farm Optional Method Use the farm optional method only for self-employment earnings from a farming business. Irs tax extension 2011 You can use this method if you meet either of the following tests. Irs tax extension 2011 Your gross farm income is $6,960 or less. Irs tax extension 2011 Your net farm profits are less than $5,024. Irs tax extension 2011 Gross farm income. Irs tax extension 2011   Your gross farm income is the total of the amounts from: Schedule F (Form 1040), line 9, and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code B (from farm partnerships). Irs tax extension 2011 Net farm profits. Irs tax extension 2011   Net farm profits generally are the total of the amounts from: Schedule F (Form 1040), line 34, and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (from farm partnerships). Irs tax extension 2011 However, you may need to adjust the amount reported on Schedule K-1 if you are a general partner or if it is a loss. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information, see Partnership income or loss , earlier. Irs tax extension 2011 Figuring farm net earnings. Irs tax extension 2011   If you meet either of the two tests explained above, use Table 12-1. Irs tax extension 2011 Figuring Farm Net Earnings , to figure your net earnings from self-employment under the farm optional method. Irs tax extension 2011 Table 12-1. Irs tax extension 2011 Figuring Farm Net Earnings IF your gross farm income  is. Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011 THEN your net earnings are equal to. Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011 . Irs tax extension 2011 $6,960 or less Two-thirds of your gross farm income. Irs tax extension 2011 More than $6,960 $4,640 Optional method can reduce or eliminate SE tax. Irs tax extension 2011   If your gross farm income is $6,960 or less and your farm net earnings figured under the farm optional method are less than your actual net earnings, you can use the farm optional method to reduce or eliminate your SE tax. Irs tax extension 2011 Your actual net earnings are your net earnings figured using the regular method, explained earlier. Irs tax extension 2011 Example. Irs tax extension 2011 Your gross farm income is $540 and your net farm profit is $460. Irs tax extension 2011 Consequently, your net earnings figured under the farm optional method are $360 (2/3 of $540) and your actual net earnings are $425 (92. Irs tax extension 2011 35% of $460). Irs tax extension 2011 You owe no SE tax if you use the optional method because your net earnings under the farm optional method are less than $400. Irs tax extension 2011 Nonfarm Optional Method This is an optional method available for determining net earnings from nonfarm self-employment, much like the farm optional method. Irs tax extension 2011 If you are also engaged in a nonfarm business, you may be able to use this method to figure your nonfarm net earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 You can use this method even if you do not use the farm optional method for determining your farm net earnings and even if you have a net loss from your nonfarm business. Irs tax extension 2011 For more information about the nonfarm optional method, see Publication 334. Irs tax extension 2011 You cannot combine farm and nonfarm self-employment earnings to figure your net earnings under either of the optional methods. Irs tax extension 2011 Using Both Optional Methods If you use both optional methods, you must add the net earnings figured under each method to arrive at your total net earnings from self-employment. Irs tax extension 2011 You can report less than your total actual farm and nonfarm net earnings but not less than actual nonfarm net earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 If you use both optional methods, you can report no more than $4,640 as your combined net earnings from self-employment. Irs tax extension 2011 Reporting Self-Employment Tax Use Schedule SE (Form 1040) to figure and report your SE tax. Irs tax extension 2011 Then, enter the SE tax on line 56 of Form 1040 and attach Schedule SE to Form 1040. Irs tax extension 2011 Most taxpayers can use Section A–Short Schedule SE to figure their SE tax. Irs tax extension 2011 However, certain taxpayers must use Section B–Long Schedule SE. Irs tax extension 2011 Use the chart on page 1 of Schedule SE to find out which one to use. Irs tax extension 2011 If you have to pay SE tax, you must file Form 1040 (with Schedule SE attached) even if you do not otherwise have to file a federal income tax return. Irs tax extension 2011 Deduction for employer-equivalent portion of self-employment tax. Irs tax extension 2011   You can deduct the employer-equivalent portion of your SE tax in figuring your adjusted gross income. Irs tax extension 2011 This deduction only affects your income tax. Irs tax extension 2011 It does not affect either your net earnings from self-employment or your SE tax. Irs tax extension 2011   To deduct the tax, enter on Form 1040, line 27, the amount shown on Section A, Line 6, or Section B, line 13, Deduction for employer-equivalent portion of self-employment tax, of the Schedule SE. Irs tax extension 2011 Joint return. Irs tax extension 2011   Even if you file a joint return, you cannot file a joint Schedule SE. Irs tax extension 2011 This is true whether one spouse or both spouses have self-employment earnings. Irs tax extension 2011 Your spouse is not considered self-employed just because you are. Irs tax extension 2011 If both of you have self-employment earnings, each of you must complete a separate Schedule SE. Irs tax extension 2011 However, if one spouse uses the Short Schedule SE and the other spouse has to use the Long Schedule SE, both can use the same form. Irs tax extension 2011 Attach both schedules to the joint return. Irs tax extension 2011 If you and your spouse operate a business as a partnership, see Business Owned and Operated by Spouses and Qualified joint venture , earlier, under Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax . Irs tax extension 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications