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Military h and r block free 13. Military h and r block free   Employment Taxes Table of Contents What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Important Dates for 2014 Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Farm Employment Family Employees Crew Leaders Social Security and Medicare TaxesReligious exemption. Military h and r block free Wage limit. Military h and r block free Federal Income Tax WithholdingNew Form W-4 for 2014. Military h and r block free Required Notice to Employees About Earned Income Credit (EIC) Reporting and Paying Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Federal Income TaxesElectronic deposit requirement. Military h and r block free Federal Unemployment (FUTA) TaxReporting and Paying FUTA Tax What's New for 2013 Social security and Medicare tax for 2013. Military h and r block free  The employee tax rate for social security is 6. Military h and r block free 2%. Military h and r block free Previously, the employee tax rate for social security was 4. Military h and r block free 2%. Military h and r block free The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6. Military h and r block free 2%. Military h and r block free The social security wage base limit is $113,700. Military h and r block free The Medicare tax rate is 1. Military h and r block free 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2012. Military h and r block free There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. Military h and r block free Additional Medicare Tax. Military h and r block free  In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Military h and r block free 45%, you must withhold a 0. Military h and r block free 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Military h and r block free You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Military h and r block free Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Military h and r block free There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Military h and r block free All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 threshold. Military h and r block free For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Services and Payments, in section 15 of Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Military h and r block free For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Military h and r block free gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Military h and r block free Leave-based donation programs to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. Military h and r block free  Under these programs, employees may donate their vacation, sick, or personal leave in exchange for employer cash payments made before January 1, 2014, to qualified tax-exempt organizations providing relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Military h and r block free The donated leave will not be included in the income or wages of the employee. Military h and r block free The employer may deduct the cash payments as business expenses or charitable contributions. Military h and r block free For more information, see Notice 2012-69, 2012-51 I. Military h and r block free R. Military h and r block free B. Military h and r block free 712, available at www. Military h and r block free irs. Military h and r block free gov/irb/2012-51_IRB/ar09. Military h and r block free html. Military h and r block free Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans extended. Military h and r block free  The work opportunity tax credit is now available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work before January 1, 2014. Military h and r block free Previously, the credit was available for unemployed veterans who began work on or after November 22, 2011, and before January 1, 2013. Military h and r block free Qualified tax-exempt organizations that hire eligible unemployed veterans can claim the work opportunity tax credit against their payroll tax liability using Form 5884-C, Work Opportunity Credit for Qualified Tax-Exempt Organizations Hiring Qualified Veterans. Military h and r block free For more information, visit IRS. Military h and r block free gov and enter “work opportunity credit” in the search box. Military h and r block free What's New for 2014 Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. Military h and r block free  The employee and employer tax rates for social security and the maximum amount of wages subject to social security tax for 2014 will be discussed in Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide (For use in 2014). Military h and r block free The Medicare tax rate for 2014 will also be discussed in Publication 51 (Circular A) (For use in 2014). Military h and r block free There is no limit on the amount of wages subject to Medicare tax. Military h and r block free Reminders Additional employment tax information for farmers. Military h and r block free  See Publication 51 (Circular A) for more detailed guidance on employment taxes. Military h and r block free For the latest information about employment tax developments impacting farmers, go to www. Military h and r block free irs. Military h and r block free gov/pub51. Military h and r block free Correcting a previously filed Form 943. Military h and r block free  If you discover an error on a previously filed Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, make the correction using Form 943-X, Adjusted Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees or Claim for Refund. Military h and r block free Form 943-X is filed separately from Form 943. Military h and r block free For more information on correcting Form 943, see the Instructions for Form 943-X. Military h and r block free Federal tax deposits must be made by electronic funds transfer. Military h and r block free  You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Military h and r block free Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Military h and r block free If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Military h and r block free Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Military h and r block free EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Military h and r block free Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Military h and r block free For more information on making federal tax deposits, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Military h and r block free To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Military h and r block free eftps. Military h and r block free gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Military h and r block free Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide To Getting Started. Military h and r block free Important Dates for 2014 You should take the action indicated by the dates listed. Military h and r block free See By February 15 and On February 16 for Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, information. Military h and r block free Due dates for deposits of withheld federal income taxes, social security taxes, and Medicare taxes are not listed here. Military h and r block free For these dates, see Publication 509, Tax Calendars (For use in 2014). Military h and r block free Note. Military h and r block free  If any date shown below for filing a return, furnishing a form, or depositing taxes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. Military h and r block free A statewide legal holiday delays a filing or furnishing due date only if the IRS office where you are required to file a return or furnish a form is located in that state. Military h and r block free For any due date, you will meet the “file” or “furnish” date requirement if the envelope containing the tax return or form is properly addressed, contains sufficient postage, and is postmarked by the U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free Postal Service by the due date, or sent by an IRS-designated delivery service by the due date. Military h and r block free See Private delivery services in Publication 51 (Circular A). Military h and r block free Federal tax deposits can only be made by electronic funds transfer and are governed by legal holidays in the District of Columbia. Military h and r block free Statewide holidays no longer apply. Military h and r block free For a list of legal holidays that delay the due date of a federal tax deposit, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Military h and r block free Fiscal year taxpayers. Military h and r block free  The due dates listed below apply whether you use a calendar or a fiscal year. Military h and r block free By January 31. Military h and r block free   File Form 943 with the IRS. Military h and r block free If you deposited all Form 943 taxes when due, you have 10 additional days to file. Military h and r block free Furnish each employee with a completed Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Military h and r block free Furnish each recipient to whom you paid $600 or more in nonemployee compensation with a completed Form 1099 (for example, Form 1099-MISC). Military h and r block free File Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, with the IRS. Military h and r block free If you deposited all the FUTA tax when due, you have 10 additional days to file. Military h and r block free File Form 945, Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax, with the IRS to report any nonpayroll income tax withheld during 2013. Military h and r block free If you deposited all Form 945 taxes when due, you have 10 additional days to file. Military h and r block free By February 15. Military h and r block free  Ask for a new Form W-4 or Formulario W-4(SP), Certificado de Exención de Retenciones del Empleado, from each employee who claimed exemption from federal income tax withholding last year. Military h and r block free On February 16. Military h and r block free  Any Form W-4 claiming exemption from withholding for the previous year has now expired. Military h and r block free Begin withholding for any employee who previously claimed exemption from withholding but has not given you a new Form W-4 for the current year. Military h and r block free If the employee does not give you a new Form W-4, withhold taxes based on the last valid Form W-4 you have for the employee that does not claim exemption from withholding or, if one does not exist, as if he or she is single with zero withholding allowances. Military h and r block free If the employee furnishes a new Form W-4 claiming exemption from withholding after February 15, you may apply the exemption to future wages, but do not refund taxes withheld while the exempt status was not in place. Military h and r block free By February 28. Military h and r block free   File paper Forms 1099 and 1096. Military h and r block free File Copy A of all paper Forms 1099 with Form 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free Information Returns, with the IRS. Military h and r block free For electronically filed returns, see By March 31 below. Military h and r block free File paper Forms W-2 and W-3. Military h and r block free File Copy A of all paper Forms W-2 with Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Military h and r block free For electronically filed returns, see By March 31 below. Military h and r block free By March 31. Military h and r block free   File electronic Forms W-2 and 1099. Military h and r block free File electronic Forms W-2 with the SSA and Forms 1099 with the IRS. Military h and r block free For more information on reporting Form W-2 information to the SSA electronically, visit the SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information webpage at www. Military h and r block free socialsecurity. Military h and r block free gov/employer. Military h and r block free For information on filing information returns electronically with the IRS, see Publication 1220, Specifications for Filing Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, 8935, and W-2G Electronically. Military h and r block free By April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31. Military h and r block free   Deposit FUTA taxes. Military h and r block free Deposit FUTA tax due if it is more than $500. Military h and r block free Before December 1. Military h and r block free  Remind employees to submit a new Form W-4 if their withholding allowances have changed or will change for the next year. Military h and r block free Introduction You are generally required to withhold federal income tax from the wages of your employees. Military h and r block free You may also be subject to social security and Medicare taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and federal unemployment tax under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). Military h and r block free You must also withhold Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Military h and r block free This chapter includes information about these taxes. Military h and r block free You must also pay self-employment tax on your net earnings from farming. Military h and r block free See chapter 12 for information on self-employment tax. Military h and r block free Topics - This chapter discusses: Farm employment, Family employees, Crew leaders, Social security and Medicare taxes, Additional Medicare Tax withholding, Federal income tax withholding, Reporting and paying social security, Medicare, and withheld federal income taxes, and FUTA tax. Military h and r block free Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide 15-A Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide 926 Household Employer's Tax Guide Form (and Instructions) W-2 Wage and Tax Statement W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification 940 Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return 943 Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees 943-X Adjusted Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees or Claim for Refund See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. Military h and r block free Farm Employment In general, you are an employer of farmworkers if your employees do any of the following types of work. Military h and r block free Raising or harvesting agricultural or horticultural products on a farm, including raising and feeding of livestock. Military h and r block free Operating, managing, conserving, improving, or maintaining your farm and its tools and equipment. Military h and r block free Services performed in salvaging timber, or clearing land of brush and other debris, left by a hurricane (also known as hurricane labor). Military h and r block free Handling, processing, or packaging any agricultural or horticultural commodity if you produced more than half of the commodity (for a group of up to 20 unincorporated operators, all of the commodity). Military h and r block free Work related to cotton ginning, turpentine, gum resin products, or the operation and maintenance of irrigation facilities. Military h and r block free For more information, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Military h and r block free Generally, a worker who performs services for you is your employee if you have the right to control what will be done and how it will be done. Military h and r block free This is so even when you give the employee freedom of action. Military h and r block free What matters is that you have the right to control the details of how the services are performed. Military h and r block free You are responsible for withholding and paying employment taxes for your employees. Military h and r block free You are also required to file employment tax returns. Military h and r block free These requirements do not apply to amounts that you pay to independent contractors. Military h and r block free See Publication 15-A for more information on how to determine whether an individual providing services is an independent contractor or an employee. Military h and r block free If you employ a family of workers, each worker subject to your control (not just the head of the family) is an employee. Military h and r block free Special rules apply to crew leaders. Military h and r block free See Crew Leaders , later. Military h and r block free Employer identification number (EIN). Military h and r block free   If you have employees, you must have an EIN. Military h and r block free If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online. Military h and r block free Go to IRS. Military h and r block free gov and click on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Military h and r block free You may also apply for an EIN by calling 1-800-829-4933 or 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability). Military h and r block free The hours of operation for both numbers are Monday–Friday form 7:00 a. Military h and r block free m. Military h and r block free –7:00 p. Military h and r block free m. Military h and r block free local time (Alaska and Hawaii follow Pacific time). Military h and r block free You can also fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS. Military h and r block free Employee's social security number (SSN). Military h and r block free   An employee who does not have an SSN should submit Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Military h and r block free Form SS-5 is available from any SSA office or by calling 1-800-772-1213 (operates 24 hours per day). Military h and r block free It is also available from the SSA's website at www. Military h and r block free socialsecurity. Military h and r block free gov. Military h and r block free   The employee must furnish evidence of age, identity, and U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizenship or lawful immigration status permitting employment with the Form SS-5. Military h and r block free An employee who is age 18 or older must appear in person with this evidence at an SSA office. Military h and r block free Form I-9. Military h and r block free    You must verify that each new employee is legally eligible to work in the United States. Military h and r block free This includes completing the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Military h and r block free Form I-9 is available from the U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices or by calling the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Forms Request Line at 1-800-870-3676. Military h and r block free Form I-9 is also available from the USCIS website at www. Military h and r block free uscis. Military h and r block free gov. Military h and r block free You can also contact the USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 for more information. Military h and r block free New hire reporting. Military h and r block free   You are required to report any new employee to a designated state new hire registry. Military h and r block free Many states accept a copy of Form W-4 with employer information added. Military h and r block free Visit the Office of Child Support Enforcement website at www. Military h and r block free acf. Military h and r block free hhs. Military h and r block free gov/programs/cse/newhire for more information. Military h and r block free Family Employees Generally, the wages you pay to family members who are your employees are subject to employment taxes. Military h and r block free However, certain exemptions may apply to wages paid to your child, spouse, or parent. Military h and r block free Exemptions for your child. Military h and r block free   Payments for the services of your child under age 18 who works for you in your trade or business (including a farm) are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Military h and r block free However, see Nonexempt services of a child or spouse , later. Military h and r block free Payments for the services of your child under age 21 employed by you in other than a trade or business, such as payments for household services in your home, are also not subject to social security or Medicare taxes. Military h and r block free Payments for the services of your child under age 21 employed by you, whether or not in your trade or business, are not subject to FUTA tax. Military h and r block free Although not subject to social security, Medicare, or FUTA tax, the child's wages still may be subject to federal income tax withholding. Military h and r block free Exemptions for your spouse. Military h and r block free   Payments for the services of your spouse who works for you in your trade or business are subject to federal income tax withholding and social security and Medicare taxes, but not FUTA tax. Military h and r block free   Payments for the services of your spouse employed by you in other than a trade or business, such as payments for household services in your home, are not subject to social security, Medicare, or FUTA taxes. Military h and r block free Nonexempt services of a child or spouse. Military h and r block free   Payments for the services of your child or spouse are subject to federal income tax withholding as well as social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes if he or she works for any of the following entities. Military h and r block free A corporation, even if it is controlled by you. Military h and r block free A partnership, even if you are a partner. Military h and r block free This does not apply to wages paid to your child if each partner is a parent of the child. Military h and r block free An estate or trust, even if it is the estate of a deceased parent. Military h and r block free In these situations, the child or spouse is considered to work for the corporation, partnership, or estate, not you. Military h and r block free Exemptions for your parent. Military h and r block free   Payments for the services of your parent employed by you in your trade or business are subject to federal income tax withholding and social security and Medicare taxes. Military h and r block free Social security and Medicare taxes do not apply to wages paid to your parent for services not in your trade or business, but they do apply to payments for household services in your home if both the following conditions are satisfied. Military h and r block free You have a child living in your home who is under age 18 or has a physical or mental condition that requires care by an adult for at least 4 continuous weeks in a calendar quarter. Military h and r block free You are a widow or widower; or divorced and not remarried; or have a spouse in the home who, because of a physical or mental condition, cannot care for your child for at least 4 continuous weeks in the quarter. Military h and r block free   Wages you pay to your parent are not subject to FUTA tax, regardless of the type of services provided. Military h and r block free Qualified joint venture. Military h and r block free   If spouses elect to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership, either spouse may report and pay the employment taxes due on the wages paid to employees using the EIN of that spouse's sole proprietorship. Military h and r block free For more information about qualified joint ventures, see chapter 12. Military h and r block free Crew Leaders If farmworkers are provided by a crew leader, the crew leader may be the employer of the workers. Military h and r block free Social security and Medicare taxes. Military h and r block free   For social security and Medicare tax purposes, the crew leader is the employer of the workers if both of the following requirements are met. Military h and r block free The crew leader pays (either on his or her own behalf or on behalf of the farmer) the workers for their farm labor. Military h and r block free The crew leader has not entered into a written agreement with the farmer under which the crew leader is designated as an employee of the farmer. Military h and r block free Federal income tax withholding. Military h and r block free   If the crew leader is the employer for social security and Medicare tax purposes, the crew leader is the employer for federal income tax withholding purposes. Military h and r block free Federal unemployment (FUTA) tax. Military h and r block free   For FUTA tax purposes, the crew leader is the employer of the workers if, in addition to the earlier requirements, either of the following requirements are met. Military h and r block free The crew leader is registered under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Military h and r block free Substantially all crew members operate or maintain mechanized equipment provided by the crew leader as part of the service to the farmer. Military h and r block free   The farmer is the employer of workers furnished by a crew leader in all other situations. Military h and r block free In addition, the farmer is the employer of workers furnished by a registered crew leader if the workers are the employees of the farmer under the common-law test. Military h and r block free For example, some farmers employ individuals to recruit farmworkers exclusively for them. Military h and r block free Although these individuals may be required to register under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the workers are employed directly by the farmer. Military h and r block free The farmer is the employer in these cases. Military h and r block free For information about common-law employees, see section 1 of Publication 15-A. Military h and r block free For information about crew leaders, see the Department of Labor website at www. Military h and r block free dol. Military h and r block free gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs49. Military h and r block free htm. Military h and r block free Social Security and Medicare Taxes All cash wages you pay to an employee during the year for farmwork are subject to social security and Medicare taxes if you meet either of the following tests. Military h and r block free You pay the employee $150 or more in cash wages (count all wages paid on a time, piecework, or other basis) during the year for farmwork (the $150 test). Military h and r block free The $150 test applies separately to each farmworker that you employ. Military h and r block free If you employ a family of workers, each member is treated separately. Military h and r block free Do not count wages paid by other employers. Military h and r block free You pay cash and noncash wages of $2,500 or more during the year to all your employees for farmwork (the $2,500 test). Military h and r block free If the $2,500 test for the group is not met, the $150 test for an employee still applies. Military h and r block free Exceptions. Military h and r block free   Annual cash wages of less than $150 you pay to a seasonal farmworker are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes, even if you pay $2,500 or more to all your farmworkers. Military h and r block free However, these wages count toward the $2,500 test for determining whether other farmworkers' wages are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Military h and r block free   A seasonal farmworker is a worker who: Works as a hand-harvest laborer, Is paid piece rates in an operation usually paid on this basis in the region of employment, Commutes daily from his or her permanent home to the farm, and Worked in agriculture less than 13 weeks in the preceding calendar year. Military h and r block free   See Family Employees , earlier, for certain exemptions from social security and Medicare taxes that apply to your child, spouse, and parent. Military h and r block free Religious exemption. Military h and r block free   An exemption from social security and Medicare taxes is available to members of a recognized religious group or division opposed to public insurance. Military h and r block free This exemption is available only if both the employee and the employer are members of the group or division. Military h and r block free   For more information, see Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers. Military h and r block free Cash wages. Military h and r block free   Only cash wages paid to farmworkers are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Military h and r block free Cash wages include checks, money orders, and any kind of money or cash. Military h and r block free   Only cash wages subject to social security and Medicare taxes are credited to your employees for social security benefit purposes. Military h and r block free Payments not subject to these taxes, such as commodity wages, do not contribute to your employees' social security coverage. Military h and r block free For information about social security benefits, contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 or online at www. Military h and r block free socialsecurity. Military h and r block free gov. Military h and r block free Noncash wages. Military h and r block free    Noncash wages include food, lodging, clothing, transportation passes, and other goods and services. Military h and r block free Noncash wages paid to farmworkers, including commodity wages, are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Military h and r block free However, they are subject to these taxes if the substance of the transaction is a cash payment. Military h and r block free For information on lodging provided as a condition of employment, see Publication 15-B. Military h and r block free   Report the value of noncash wages in box 1 of Form W-2 together with cash wages. Military h and r block free Do not show noncash wages in box 3 or in box 5, (unless the substance of the transaction is a cash payment). Military h and r block free Tax rates and social security wage limit. Military h and r block free   For 2013, the employer and the employee will pay the following taxes. Military h and r block free The employer and employee each pay 6. Military h and r block free 2% of cash wages for social security tax (old-age, survivors, and disability insurance). Military h and r block free The employer and employee each pay 1. Military h and r block free 45% of cash wages for Medicare tax (hospital insurance). Military h and r block free The employee pays 0. Military h and r block free 9% of cash wages in excess of $200,000 for Additional Medicare Tax. Military h and r block free Wage limit. Military h and r block free   The limit on wages subject to the social security tax for 2013 is $113,700. Military h and r block free There is no limit on wages subject to the Medicare tax. Military h and r block free All covered wages are subject to the Medicare tax. Military h and r block free Additionally, all wages in excess of $200,000 are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding. Military h and r block free Paying employee's share. Military h and r block free   If you would rather pay the employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes without deducting it from his or her wages, you may do so. Military h and r block free It is additional income to the employee. Military h and r block free You must include it in box 1 of the employee's Form W-2, but do not count it as social security and Medicare wages (boxes 3 and 5 on Form W-2) or as wages for federal unemployment (FUTA) tax purposes. Military h and r block free Example. Military h and r block free Jane operates a small family fruit farm. Military h and r block free She employs day laborers in the picking season to enable her to timely get her crop to market. Military h and r block free She does not deduct the employees' share of social security and Medicare taxes from their pay; instead, she pays it on their behalf. Military h and r block free When her accountant, Susan, prepares the employees' Forms W-2, she adds each employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes paid by Jane to the employee's wage income (box 1 of Form W-2), but does not include it in box 3 (social security wages) or box 5 (Medicare wages and tips). Military h and r block free For 2013, Jane paid Mary $1,000 during the year. Military h and r block free Susan enters $1,076. Military h and r block free 50 in box 1 of Mary's Form W-2 ($1,000 wages plus $76. Military h and r block free 50 social security and Medicare taxes paid for Mary). Military h and r block free She enters $1,000 in boxes 3 and 5 of Mary's Form W-2. Military h and r block free Additional Medicare Tax. Military h and r block free   In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Military h and r block free 45%, you must withhold a 0. Military h and r block free 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Military h and r block free You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Military h and r block free Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Military h and r block free There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Military h and r block free All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 threshold. Military h and r block free   For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Services and Payments, in section 15 of Publication 15 (Circular E). Military h and r block free For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Military h and r block free gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Military h and r block free Federal Income Tax Withholding If the cash wages you pay to farmworkers are subject to social security and Medicare taxes, they are also subject to federal income tax withholding. Military h and r block free Although noncash wages are subject to federal income tax, withhold income tax only if you and the employee agree to do so. Military h and r block free The amount to withhold is figured on gross wages without taking out social security and Medicare taxes, union dues, insurance, etc. Military h and r block free Form W-4. Military h and r block free   Generally, the amount of federal income tax you withhold is based on the employee's marital status and withholding allowances claimed on the employee's Form W-4. Military h and r block free In general, an employee can claim withholding allowances on Form W-4 equal to the number of exemptions the employee will be entitled to claim on his or her tax return. Military h and r block free An employee may also be able to claim a special withholding allowance and allowances for estimated deductions and credits. Military h and r block free   Do not withhold federal income tax from the wages of an employee who, by filing Form W-4, certifies that he or she had no federal income tax liability last year and anticipates no liability for the current year. Military h and r block free   You should give each new employee a Form W-4 as soon as you hire the employee. Military h and r block free For Spanish-speaking employees, you may use Formulario W-4(SP) which is the Spanish translation of Form W-4. Military h and r block free Have the employee complete and return the form to you before the first payday. Military h and r block free If the employee does not return the completed form, you must withhold federal income tax as if the employee is single and claims no withholding allowances. Military h and r block free New Form W-4 for 2014. Military h and r block free   You should make the 2014 Form W-4 available to your employees and encourage them to check their income tax withholding for 2014. Military h and r block free Those employees who owed a large amount of tax or received a large refund for 2013 may want to submit a new Form W-4. Military h and r block free You cannot accept substitute Forms W-4 developed by employees. Military h and r block free How to figure withholding. Military h and r block free   You can use one of several methods to determine the amount to withhold. Military h and r block free The methods are described in Publication 51 (Circular A), which contains tables showing the correct amount of federal income tax you should withhold. Military h and r block free Publication 51 (Circular A) also contains additional information about federal income tax withholding. Military h and r block free Nonemployee compensation. Military h and r block free   Generally, you do not have to withhold federal income tax on payments for services to individuals who are not your employees. Military h and r block free However, you may be required to report these payments on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, and to withhold under the backup withholding rules. Military h and r block free For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC. Military h and r block free Required Notice to Employees About Earned Income Credit (EIC) You must provide notification about EIC to each employee who worked for you at any time during the year and from whom you did not withhold any federal income tax. Military h and r block free However, you do not have to notify employees who claim exemption from federal income tax withholding on Form W-4. Military h and r block free You meet the notification requirement by giving each employee any of the following. Military h and r block free Form W-2, which contains EIC notification on the back of Copy B. Military h and r block free A substitute Form W-2 with the exact EIC wording shown on the back of copy B of Form W-2. Military h and r block free Notice 797, Possible Federal Tax Refund Due to the Earned Income Credit (EIC). Military h and r block free Your own written statement with the exact wording of Notice 797. Military h and r block free For more information, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Military h and r block free Reporting and Paying Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Federal Income Taxes You must withhold federal income, social security, and Medicare taxes required to be withheld from the salaries and wages of your employees. Military h and r block free You are liable for the payment of these taxes to the federal government whether or not you collect them from your employees. Military h and r block free If, for example, you withhold less than the correct tax from an employee's wages, you are still liable for the full amount. Military h and r block free You must also pay the employer's share of social security and Medicare taxes. Military h and r block free There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Military h and r block free Form 943. Military h and r block free   Report withheld federal income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax on Form 943. Military h and r block free Your 2013 Form 943 is due by January 31, 2014 (or February 10, 2014, if you made deposits on time in full payment of the taxes due for the year). Military h and r block free Deposits. Military h and r block free   Generally, you must deposit both the employer and employee shares of social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withheld during the year. Military h and r block free However, you may make payments with Form 943 instead of depositing them if you accumulate less than a $2,500 tax liability (“Total taxes after adjustments” line on Form 943) during the year and you pay in full with a timely filed return. Military h and r block free   For more information on deposit rules, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Military h and r block free Electronic deposit requirement. Military h and r block free   You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Military h and r block free Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using EFTPS. Military h and r block free If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Military h and r block free Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Military h and r block free EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Military h and r block free Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Military h and r block free   For more information on making federal tax deposits, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Military h and r block free To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Military h and r block free eftps. Military h and r block free gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Military h and r block free Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966. Military h and r block free Form W-2. Military h and r block free   By January 31, you must furnish each employee a Form W-2 showing total wages for the previous year and total federal income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax withheld. Military h and r block free However, if an employee stops working for you and requests the form earlier, you must give it to the employee within 30 days of the later of the following dates. Military h and r block free The date the employee requests the form. Military h and r block free The date you make your final payment of wages to the employee. Military h and r block free Compensation paid to H-2A visa holders. Military h and r block free   Report compensation of $600 or more paid to foreign agricultural workers who entered the country on H-2A visas in box 1 of Form W-2. Military h and r block free Compensation paid to H-2A workers for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa is not subject to social security and Medicare taxes, and therefore should not be reported as wages subject to social security tax (line 2), Medicare tax (line 4), or Additional Medicare Tax (line 6) on Form 943, and should not be reported as social security wages (box 3) or Medicare wages (box 5) on Form W-2. Military h and r block free   An employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from compensation it pays to an H-2A worker for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa unless the worker asks for withholding and the employer agrees. Military h and r block free In this case, the worker must give the employer a completed Form W-4. Military h and r block free Federal income tax withheld should be reported on Form 943, line 8, and in box 2 of Form W-2. Military h and r block free   These reporting rules apply when the H-2A worker provides his or her taxpayer identification number (TIN) to the employer. Military h and r block free For the rules relating to backup withholding and reporting when the H-2A worker does not provide a TIN, see the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC and the Instructions for Form 945. Military h and r block free Trust fund recovery penalty. Military h and r block free   If you are responsible for withholding, accounting for, depositing, or paying federal withholding taxes and willfully fail to do so, you can be held liable for a penalty equal to the withheld tax not paid. Military h and r block free A responsible person can be an officer of a corporation, a partner, a sole proprietor, or an employee of any form of business. Military h and r block free A trustee or agent with authority over the funds of the business can also be held responsible for the penalty. Military h and r block free   Willfully means voluntarily, consciously, and intentionally. Military h and r block free Paying other expenses of the business instead of the taxes due is acting willfully. Military h and r block free Consequences of treating an employee as an independent contractor. Military h and r block free   If you classify an employee as an independent contractor and you have no reasonable basis for doing so, you may be held liable for employment taxes for that worker. Military h and r block free See Publication 15-A for more information. Military h and r block free Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax You must pay FUTA tax if you meet either of the following tests. Military h and r block free You paid cash wages of $20,000 or more to farmworkers in any calendar quarter during the current or preceding calendar year. Military h and r block free You employed 10 or more farmworkers for some part of at least 1 day during any 20 or more different calendar weeks during the current or preceding calendar year. Military h and r block free These rules do not apply to exempt services of your spouse, your parents, or your children under age 21. Military h and r block free See Family Employees , earlier. Military h and r block free Alien farmworkers. Military h and r block free   Wages paid to aliens admitted on a temporary basis to the United States to perform farmwork (also known as “H-2A visa workers”) are exempt from FUTA tax. Military h and r block free However, include your employment of these workers and the wages you paid them to determine whether you meet either of the above tests. Military h and r block free Commodity wages. Military h and r block free   Payments in kind for farm labor are not cash wages. Military h and r block free Do not count them to figure whether you are subject to FUTA tax or to figure how much tax you owe. Military h and r block free Tax rate and credit. Military h and r block free   The gross FUTA tax rate is 6. Military h and r block free 0% of the first $7,000 cash wages you pay to each employee during the year. Military h and r block free However, you are given a credit of up to 5. Military h and r block free 4% of the first $7,000 cash wages you pay to each employee for the state unemployment tax you pay. Military h and r block free If your state tax rate (experience rate) is less than 5. Military h and r block free 4%, you may still be allowed the full 5. Military h and r block free 4% credit. Military h and r block free   If you do not pay the state tax, you cannot take the credit. Military h and r block free If you are exempt from state unemployment tax for any reason, the full 6. Military h and r block free 0% rate applies. Military h and r block free See the Instructions for Form 940 for additional information. Military h and r block free More information. Military h and r block free   For more information on FUTA tax, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Military h and r block free Reporting and Paying FUTA Tax The FUTA tax is imposed on you as the employer. Military h and r block free It must not be collected or deducted from the wages of your employees. Military h and r block free Form 940. Military h and r block free   Report FUTA tax on Form 940. Military h and r block free The 2013 Form 940 is due January 31, 2014 (or February 10, 2014, if you timely deposited the full amount of your 2013 FUTA tax). Military h and r block free Deposits. Military h and r block free   If at the end of any calendar quarter you owe, but have not yet deposited, more than $500 in FUTA tax for the year, you must make a deposit by the end of the following month. Military h and r block free If the undeposited tax is $500 or less at the end of a quarter, you do not have to deposit it. Military h and r block free You can add it to the tax for the next quarter. Military h and r block free If the total undeposited tax is more than $500 at the end of the next quarter, a deposit will be required. Military h and r block free If the total undeposited tax at the end of the 4th quarter is $500 or less, you can either make a deposit or pay it with your return by the January 31, 2014, due date. Military h and r block free Electronic deposit requirement. Military h and r block free   You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Military h and r block free Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using EFTPS. Military h and r block free If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Military h and r block free Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Military h and r block free EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Military h and r block free Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Military h and r block free   For more information on making federal tax deposits, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Military h and r block free To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Military h and r block free eftps. Military h and r block free gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Military h and r block free Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966. Military h and r block free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Military h and r block free 5. Military h and r block free   Exemptions, Deductions, and Credits Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Items Related to Excluded Income Exemptions Contributions to Foreign Charitable Organizations Moving ExpensesAllocation of Moving Expenses Forms To File Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements Taxes of Foreign Countries and U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free PossessionsCredit for Foreign Income Taxes Deduction for Foreign Income Taxes Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes How To Report Deductions Topics - This chapter discusses: The rules concerning items related to excluded income, Exemptions, Contributions to foreign charitable organizations, Moving expenses, Contributions to individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), Taxes of foreign countries and U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free possessions, and How to report deductions. Military h and r block free Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 521 Moving Expenses 523 Selling Your Home 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 597 Information on the United States—Canada Income Tax Treaty Form (and Instructions) 1116 Foreign Tax Credit 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2555 Foreign Earned Income 2555-EZ Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 3903 Moving Expenses Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business SS-5 Application for a Social Security Card W-7 Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number See chapter 7 for information about getting these publications and forms. Military h and r block free Items Related to Excluded Income U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizens and resident aliens living outside the United States generally are allowed the same deductions as citizens and residents living in the United States. Military h and r block free If you choose to exclude foreign earned income or housing amounts, you cannot deduct, exclude, or claim a credit for any item that can be allocated to or charged against the excluded amounts. Military h and r block free This includes any expenses, losses, and other normally deductible items that are allocable to the excluded income. Military h and r block free You can deduct only those expenses connected with earning includible income. Military h and r block free These rules apply only to items definitely related to the excluded earned income and they do not apply to other items that are not definitely related to any particular type of gross income. Military h and r block free These rules do not apply to items such as: Personal exemptions, Qualified retirement contributions, Alimony payments, Charitable contributions, Medical expenses, Mortgage interest, or Real estate taxes on your personal residence. Military h and r block free For purposes of these rules, your housing deduction is not treated as allocable to your excluded income, but the deduction for self- employment tax is. Military h and r block free If you receive foreign earned income in a tax year after the year in which you earned it, you may have to file an amended return for the earlier year to properly adjust the amounts of deductions, credits, or exclusions allocable to your foreign earned income and housing exclusions. Military h and r block free Example. Military h and r block free In 2012, you had $90,400 of foreign earned income and $9,500 of deductions allocable to your foreign earned income. Military h and r block free You did not have a housing exclusion. Military h and r block free Because you excluded all of your foreign earned income, you would not have been able to claim any of the deductions on your 2012 return. Military h and r block free In 2013, you received a $12,000 bonus for work you did abroad in 2012. Military h and r block free You can exclude $4,700 of the bonus because the limit on the foreign earned income exclusion for 2012 was $95,100 and you have already excluded $90,400. Military h and r block free Since you must include $7,300 of the bonus ($12,000 − $4,700) for work you did in 2012 in income, you can file an amended return for 2012 to claim $677 of the deductions. Military h and r block free This is the deductions allocable to the foreign earned income ($9,500) multiplied by the includible portion of the foreign earned income ($7,300) and divided by the total foreign earned income for 2012 ($102,400). Military h and r block free Exemptions You can claim an exemption for your nonresident alien spouse on your separate return, provided your spouse has no gross income for U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free tax purposes and is not the dependent of another U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free taxpayer. Military h and r block free You also can claim exemptions for individuals who qualify as your dependents. Military h and r block free To be your dependent, the individual must be a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizen, U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free national, U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free resident alien, or a resident of Canada or Mexico for some part of the calendar year in which your tax year begins. Military h and r block free Children. Military h and r block free   Children usually are citizens or residents of the same country as their parents. Military h and r block free If you were a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizen when your child was born, your child generally is a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizen. Military h and r block free This is true even if the child's other parent is a nonresident alien, the child was born in a foreign country, and the child lives abroad with the other parent. Military h and r block free   If you have a legally adopted child who is not a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizen, U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free resident, or U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free national, the child meets the citizen requirement if you are a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizen or U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free national and the child lived with you as a member of your household all year. Military h and r block free Social security number. Military h and r block free   You must include on your return the social security number (SSN) of each dependent for whom you claim an exemption. Military h and r block free To get a social security number for a dependent, apply at a Social Security office or U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free consulate. Military h and r block free You must provide original or certified copies of documents to verify the dependent's age, identity, and citizenship, and complete Form SS-5. Military h and r block free   If you do not have an SSN for a child who was born in 2013 and died in 2013, attach a copy of the child's birth certificate to your tax return. Military h and r block free Print “Died” in column (2) of line 6c of your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Military h and r block free   If your dependent is a nonresident alien who is not eligible to get a social security number, you must list the dependent's individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) instead of an SSN. Military h and r block free To apply for an ITIN, file Form W-7 with the IRS. Military h and r block free It usually takes 6 to 10 weeks to get an ITIN. Military h and r block free Enter your dependent's ITIN wherever an SSN is requested on your tax return. Military h and r block free More information. Military h and r block free   For more information about exemptions, see Publication 501. Military h and r block free Contributions to Foreign Charitable Organizations If you make contributions directly to a foreign church or other foreign charitable organization, you generally cannot deduct them. Military h and r block free Exceptions are explained under Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli charities, later. Military h and r block free You can deduct contributions to a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free organization that transfers funds to a charitable foreign organization if the U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free organization controls the use of the funds by the foreign organization or if the foreign organization is just an administrative arm of the U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free organization. Military h and r block free Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli charities. Military h and r block free   Under the income tax treaties with Canada, Mexico and Israel, you may be able to deduct contributions to certain Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli charitable organizations. Military h and r block free Generally, you must have income from sources in Canada, Mexico, or Israel, and the organization must meet certain requirements. Military h and r block free See Publication 597, Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty, and Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, for more information. Military h and r block free Moving Expenses If you moved to a new home in 2013 because of your job or business, you may be able to deduct the expenses of your move. Military h and r block free Generally, to be deductible, the moving expenses must have been paid or incurred in connection with starting work at a new job location. Military h and r block free See Publication 521 for a complete discussion of the deduction for moving expenses and information about moves within the United States. Military h and r block free Foreign moves. Military h and r block free   A foreign move is a move in connection with the start of work at a new job location outside the United States and its possessions. Military h and r block free A foreign move does not include a move back to the United States or its possessions. Military h and r block free Allocation of Moving Expenses When your new place of work is in a foreign country, your moving expenses are directly connected with the income earned in that foreign country. Military h and r block free If you exclude all or part of the income that you earn at the new location under the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion, you cannot deduct the part of your moving expense that is allocable to the excluded income. Military h and r block free Also, you cannot deduct the part of the moving expense related to the excluded income for a move from a foreign country to the United States if you receive a reimbursement that you are able to treat as compensation for services performed in the foreign country. Military h and r block free Year to which expense is connected. Military h and r block free   The moving expense is connected with earning the income (including reimbursements, as discussed in chapter 4 under Reimbursement of moving expenses ) either entirely in the year of the move or in 2 years. Military h and r block free It is connected with earning the income entirely in the year of the move if you qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the bona fide residence test or physical presence test for at least 120 days during that tax year. Military h and r block free   If you do not qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test for at least 120 days during the year of the move, the expense is connected with earning the income in 2 years. Military h and r block free The moving expense is connected with the year of the move and the following year if the move is from the United States to a foreign country. Military h and r block free The moving expense is connected with the year of the move and the preceding year if the move is from a foreign country to the United States. Military h and r block free Amount allocable to excluded income. Military h and r block free   To figure the amount of your moving expense that is allocable to your excluded foreign earned income (and not deductible), you must multiply your total moving expense deduction by a fraction. Military h and r block free The numerator (top number) of the fraction is the total of your excluded foreign earned income and housing amounts for both years and the denominator (bottom number) of the fraction is your total foreign earned income for both years. Military h and r block free Example. Military h and r block free On November 1, 2012, you transfer to Monaco. Military h and r block free Your tax home is in Monaco, and you are a bona fide resident of Monaco for the entire tax year 2013. Military h and r block free In 2012, you paid $6,000 for allowable moving expenses for your move from the United States to Monaco. Military h and r block free You were fully reimbursed (under a nonaccountable plan) for these expenses in the same year. Military h and r block free The reimbursement is included in your income. Military h and r block free Your only other income consists of $16,000 wages earned in 2012 after the date of your move, and $100,100 wages earned in Monaco for 2013. Military h and r block free Because you did not meet the bona fide residence test for at least 120 days during 2012, the year of the move, the moving expenses are for services you performed in both 2012 and the following year, 2013. Military h and r block free Your total foreign earned income for both years is $122,100, consisting of $16,000 wages for 2012, $100,100 wages for 2013, and $6,000 moving expense reimbursement for both years. Military h and r block free You have no housing exclusion. Military h and r block free The total amount you can exclude is $113,190, consisting of the $97,600 full-year exclusion for 2013 and a $15,590 part-year exclusion for 2012 ($95,100 times the fraction of 60 qualifying bona fide residence days over 366 total days in the year). Military h and r block free To find the part of your moving expenses that is not deductible, multiply your $6,000 total expenses by the fraction $113,190 over $122,100. Military h and r block free The result, $5,562, is your nondeductible amount. Military h and r block free    You must report the full amount of the moving expense reimbursement in the year in which you received the reimbursement. Military h and r block free In the preceding example, this year was 2012. Military h and r block free You attribute the reimbursement to both 2012 and 2013 only to figure the amount of foreign earned income eligible for exclusion for each year. Military h and r block free Move between foreign countries. Military h and r block free   If you move between foreign countries, your moving expense is allocable to income earned in the year of the move if you qualified under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test for a period that includes at least 120 days in the year of the move. Military h and r block free New place of work in U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free   If your new place of work is in the United States, the deductible moving expenses are directly connected with the income earned in the United States. Military h and r block free If you treat a reimbursement from your employer as foreign earned income (see the discussion in chapter 4), you must allocate deductible moving expenses to foreign earned income. Military h and r block free Storage expenses. Military h and r block free   These expenses are attributable to work you do during the year in which you incur the storage expenses. Military h and r block free You cannot deduct the amount allocable to excluded income. Military h and r block free Moving Expense Attributable to Foreign Earnings in 2 Years If your moving expense deduction is attributable to your foreign earnings in 2 years (the year of the move and the following year), you should request an extension of time to file your return for the year of the move until after the end of the second year. Military h and r block free By then, you should have all the information needed to properly figure the moving expense deduction. Military h and r block free See Extensions under When To File and Pay in chapter 1. Military h and r block free If you do not request an extension, you should figure the part of the moving expense that you cannot deduct because it is allocable to the foreign earned income you are excluding. Military h and r block free You do this by multiplying the moving expense by a fraction, the numerator (top number) of which is your excluded foreign earned income for the year of the move, and the denominator (bottom number) of which is your total foreign earned income for the year of the move. Military h and r block free Once you know your foreign earnings and exclusion for the following year, you must either: Adjust the moving expense deduction by filing an amended return for the year of the move, or Recapture any additional unallowable amount as income on your return for the following year. Military h and r block free If, after you make the final computation, you have an additional amount of allowable moving expense deduction, you can claim this only on an amended return for the year of the move. Military h and r block free You cannot claim it on the return for the second year. Military h and r block free Forms To File Report your moving expenses on Form 3903. Military h and r block free Report your moving expense deduction on line 26 of Form 1040. Military h and r block free If you must reduce your moving expenses by the amount allocable to excluded income (as explained later under How To Report Deductions ), attach a statement to your return showing how you figured this amount. Military h and r block free For more information about figuring moving expenses, see Publication 521. Military h and r block free Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements Contributions to your individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) that are traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs are generally limited to the lesser of $5,500 ($6,500 if 50 or older) or your compensation that is includible in your gross income for the tax year. Military h and r block free In determining compensation for this purpose, do not take into account amounts you exclude under either the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion. Military h and r block free Do not reduce your compensation by the foreign housing deduction. Military h and r block free If you are covered by an employer retirement plan at work, your deduction for your contributions to your traditional IRAs is generally limited based on your modified adjusted gross income. Military h and r block free This is your adjusted gross income figured without taking into account the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction. Military h and r block free Other modifications are also required. Military h and r block free For more information on IRAs, see Publication 590. Military h and r block free Taxes of Foreign Countries and U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free Possessions You can take either a credit or a deduction for income taxes paid to a foreign country or a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free possession. Military h and r block free Taken as a deduction, foreign income taxes reduce your taxable income. Military h and r block free Taken as a credit, foreign income taxes reduce your tax liability. Military h and r block free You must treat all foreign income taxes the same way. Military h and r block free If you take a credit for any foreign income taxes, you cannot deduct any foreign income taxes. Military h and r block free However, you may be able to deduct other foreign taxes. Military h and r block free See Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes, later. Military h and r block free There is no rule to determine whether it is to your advantage to take a deduction or a credit for foreign income taxes. Military h and r block free In most cases, it is to your advantage to take foreign income taxes as a tax credit, which you subtract directly from your U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free tax liability, rather than as a deduction in figuring taxable income. Military h and r block free However, if foreign income taxes were imposed at a high rate and the proportion of foreign income to U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free income is small, a lower final tax may result from deducting the foreign income taxes. Military h and r block free In any event, you should figure your tax liability both ways and then use the one that is better for you. Military h and r block free You can make or change your choice within 10 years from the due date for filing the tax return on which you are entitled to take either the deduction or the credit. Military h and r block free Foreign income taxes. Military h and r block free   These are generally income taxes you pay to any foreign country or possession of the United States. Military h and r block free Foreign income taxes on U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free return. Military h and r block free   Foreign income taxes can only be taken as a credit on Form 1040, line 47, or as an itemized deduction on Schedule A. Military h and r block free These amounts cannot be included as withheld income taxes on Form 1040, line 62. Military h and r block free Foreign taxes paid on excluded income. Military h and r block free   You cannot take a credit or deduction for foreign income taxes paid on earnings you exclude from tax under any of the following. Military h and r block free Foreign earned income exclusion. Military h and r block free Foreign housing exclusion. Military h and r block free Possession exclusion. Military h and r block free If your wages are completely excluded, you cannot deduct or take a credit for any of the foreign taxes paid on your wages. Military h and r block free   If only part of your wages is excluded, you cannot deduct or take a credit for the foreign income taxes allocable to the excluded part. Military h and r block free You find the taxes allocable to your excluded wages by applying a fraction to the foreign taxes paid on foreign earned income received during the tax year. Military h and r block free The numerator (top number) of the fraction is your excluded foreign earned income received during the tax year minus deductible expenses allocable to that income (not including the foreign housing deduction). Military h and r block free The denominator (bottom number) of the fraction is your total foreign earned income received during the tax year minus all deductible expenses allocable to that income (including the foreign housing deduction). Military h and r block free   If foreign law taxes both earned income and some other type of income and the taxes on the other type cannot be separated, the denominator of the fraction is the total amount of income subject to foreign tax minus deductible expenses allocable to that income. Military h and r block free    If you take a foreign tax credit for tax on income you could have excluded under your choice to exclude foreign earned income or your choice to exclude foreign housing costs, one or both of the choices may be considered revoked. Military h and r block free Credit for Foreign Income Taxes If you take the foreign tax credit, you may have to file Form 1116 with Form 1040. Military h and r block free Form 1116 is used to figure the amount of foreign tax paid or accrued that can be claimed as a foreign tax credit. Military h and r block free Do not include the amount of foreign tax paid or accrued as withheld federal income taxes on Form 1040, line 62. Military h and r block free The foreign income tax for which you can claim a credit is the amount of legal and actual tax liability you pay or accrue during the year. Military h and r block free The amount for which you can claim a credit is not necessarily the amount withheld by the foreign country. Military h and r block free You cannot take a foreign tax credit for income tax you paid to a foreign country that would be refunded by the foreign country if you made a claim for refund. Military h and r block free Subsidies. Military h and r block free   If a foreign country returns your foreign tax payments to you in the form of a subsidy, you cannot claim a foreign tax credit based on these payments. Military h and r block free This rule applies to a subsidy provided by any means that is determined, directly or indirectly, by reference to the amount of tax, or to the base used to figure the tax. Military h and r block free   Some ways of providing a subsidy are refunds, credits, deductions, payments, or discharges of obligations. Military h and r block free A credit is also not allowed if the subsidy is given to a person related to you, or persons who participated in a transaction or a related transaction with you. Military h and r block free Limit The foreign tax credit is limited to the part of your total U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free tax that is in proportion to your taxable income from sources outside the United States compared to your total taxable income. Military h and r block free The allowable foreign tax credit cannot be more than your actual foreign tax liability. Military h and r block free Exemption from limit. Military h and r block free   You will not be subject to this limit and will not have to file Form 1116 if you meet all three of the following requirements. Military h and r block free Your only foreign source income for the year is passive income (dividends, interest, royalties, etc. Military h and r block free ) that is reported to you on a payee statement (such as a Form 1099-DIV or 1099-INT). Military h and r block free Your foreign taxes for the year that qualify for the credit are not more than $300 ($600 if you are filing a joint return) and are reported on a payee statement. Military h and r block free You elect this procedure. Military h and r block free If you make this election, you cannot carry back or carry over any unused foreign tax to or from this year. Military h and r block free Separate limit. Military h and r block free   You must figure the limit on a separate basis with regard to “passive category income” and “general category income” (see the instructions for Form 1116). Military h and r block free Figuring the limit. Military h and r block free   In figuring taxable income in each category, you take into account only the amount that you must include in income on your federal tax return. Military h and r block free Do not take any excluded amount into account. Military h and r block free   To determine your taxable income in each category, deduct expenses and losses that are definitely related to that income. Military h and r block free   Other expenses (such as itemized deductions or the standard deduction) not definitely related to specific items of income must be apportioned to the foreign income in each category by multiplying them by a fraction. Military h and r block free The numerator (top number) of the fraction is your gross foreign income in the separate limit category. Military h and r block free The denominator (bottom number) of the fraction is your gross income from all sources. Military h and r block free For this purpose, gross income includes income that is excluded under the foreign earned income provisions but does not include any other exempt income. Military h and r block free You must use special rules for deducting interest expenses. Military h and r block free For more information on allocating and apportioning your deductions, see Publication 514. Military h and r block free Exemptions. Military h and r block free   Do not take the deduction for exemptions for yourself, your spouse, or your dependents in figuring taxable income for purposes of the limit. Military h and r block free Recapture of foreign losses. Military h and r block free   If you have an overall foreign loss and the loss reduces your U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free source income (resulting in a reduction of your U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free tax liability), you must recapture the loss in later years when you have taxable income from foreign sources. Military h and r block free This is done by treating a part of your taxable income from foreign sources in later years as U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free source income. Military h and r block free This reduces the numerator of the limiting fraction and the resulting foreign tax credit limit. Military h and r block free Recapture of domestic losses. Military h and r block free   If you have an overall domestic loss (resulting in no U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free tax liability), you cannot claim a foreign tax credit for taxes paid during that year. Military h and r block free You must recapture the loss in later years when you have U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free source taxable income. Military h and r block free This is done by treating a part of your taxable income from U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free sources in later years as foreign source income. Military h and r block free This increases the numerator of the limiting fraction and the resulting foreign tax credit limit. Military h and r block free Foreign tax credit carryback and carryover. Military h and r block free   The amount of foreign income tax not allowed as a credit because of the limit can be carried back 1 year and carried forward 10 years. Military h and r block free   More information on figuring the foreign tax credit can be found in Publication 514. Military h and r block free Deduction for Foreign Income Taxes Instead of taking the foreign tax credit, you can deduct foreign income taxes as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Military h and r block free You can deduct only foreign income taxes paid on income that is subject to U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free tax. Military h and r block free You cannot deduct foreign taxes paid on earnings you exclude from tax under any of the following. Military h and r block free Foreign earned income exclusion. Military h and r block free Foreign housing exclusion. Military h and r block free Possession exclusion. Military h and r block free Example. Military h and r block free You are a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizen and qualify to exclude your foreign earned income. Military h and r block free Your excluded wages in Country X are $70,000 on which you paid income tax of $10,000. Military h and r block free You received dividends from Country X of $2,000 on which you paid income tax of $600. Military h and r block free You can deduct the $600 tax payment because the dividends relating to it are subject to U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free tax. Military h and r block free Because you exclude your wages, you cannot deduct the income tax of $10,000. Military h and r block free If you exclude only a part of your wages, see the earlier discussion under Foreign taxes paid on excluded income. Military h and r block free Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes You can deduct real property taxes you pay that are imposed on you by a foreign country. Military h and r block free You take this deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Military h and r block free You cannot deduct other foreign taxes, such as personal property taxes, unless you incurred the expenses in a trade or business or in the production of income. Military h and r block free On the other hand, you generally can deduct personal property taxes when you pay them to U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free possessions. Military h and r block free But if you claim the possession exclusion, see Publication 570. Military h and r block free The deduction for foreign taxes other than foreign income taxes is not related to the foreign tax credit. Military h and r block free You can take deductions for these miscellaneous foreign taxes and also claim the foreign tax credit for income taxes imposed by a foreign country. Military h and r block free How To Report Deductions If you exclude foreign earned income or housing amounts, how you show your deductions on your tax return and how you figure the amount allocable to your excluded income depends on whether the expenses are used in figuring adjusted gross income (Form 1040, line 38) or are itemized deductions. Military h and r block free If you have deductions used in figuring adjusted gross income, enter the total amount for each of these items on the appropriate lines and schedules of Form 1040. Military h and r block free Generally, you figure the amount of a deduction related to the excluded income by multiplying the deduction by a fraction, the numerator of which is your foreign earned income exclusion and the denominator of which is your foreign earned income. Military h and r block free Enter the amount of the deduction(s) related to excluded income on line 44 of Form 2555. Military h and r block free If you have itemized deductions related to excluded income, enter on Schedule A (Form 1040) only the part not related to excluded income. Military h and r block free You figure that amount by subtracting from the total deduction the amount related to excluded income. Military h and r block free Generally, you figure the amount that is related to the excluded income by multiplying the total deduction by a fraction, the numerator of which is your foreign earned income exclusion and the denominator of which is your foreign earned income. Military h and r block free Attach a statement to your return showing how you figured the deductible amount. Military h and r block free Example 1. Military h and r block free You are a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizen employed as an accountant. Military h and r block free Your tax home is in Germany for the entire tax year. Military h and r block free You meet the physical presence test. Military h and r block free Your foreign earned income for the year was $122,000 and your investment income was $10,380. Military h and r block free After excluding $97,600, your AGI is $34,780. Military h and r block free You had unreimbursed business expenses of $2,500 for travel and entertainment in earning your foreign income, of which $500 was for meals and entertainment. Military h and r block free These expenses are deductible only as miscellaneous deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Military h and r block free You also have $500 of miscellaneous expenses that are not related to your foreign income that you enter on line 23 of Schedule A. Military h and r block free You must fill out Form 2106. Military h and r block free On that form, reduce your deductible meal and entertainment expenses by 50% ($250). Military h and r block free You must reduce the remaining $2,250 of travel and entertainment expenses by 80% ($1,800) because you excluded 80% ($97,600/$122,000) of your foreign earned income. Military h and r block free You carry the remaining total of $450 to line 21 of Schedule A. Military h and r block free Add the $450 to the $500 that you have on line 23 and enter the total ($950) on line 24. Military h and r block free On line 26 of Schedule A, enter $696, which is 2% of your adjusted gross income of $34,780 (line 38, Form 1040) and subtract it from the amount on line 24. Military h and r block free Enter $254 on line 27 of Schedule A. Military h and r block free Example 2. Military h and r block free You are a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizen, have a tax home in Spain, and meet the physical presence test. Military h and r block free You are self-employed and personal services produce the business income. Military h and r block free Your gross income was $116,931, business expenses $66,895, and net income (profit) $50,036. Military h and r block free You choose the foreign earned income exclusion and exclude $97,600 of your gross income. Military h and r block free Since your excluded income is 83. Military h and r block free 47% of your total income, 83. Military h and r block free 47% of your business expenses are not deductible. Military h and r block free Report your total income and expenses on Schedule C (Form 1040). Military h and r block free On Form 2555 you will show the following: Line 20a, $116,931, gross income, Lines 42 and 43, $97,600, foreign earned income exclusion, and Line 44, $55,837 (83. Military h and r block free 47% × $66,895) business expenses attributable to the exclusion. Military h and r block free In this situation (Example 2), you cannot use Form 2555-EZ since you had self-employment income and business expenses. Military h and r block free Example 3. Military h and r block free Assume in Example 2 that both capital and personal services combine to produce the business income. Military h and r block free No more than 30% of your net income, or $15,011, assuming that this amount is a reasonable allowance for your services, is considered earned and can be excluded. Military h and r block free Your exclusion of $15,011 is 12. Military h and r block free 84% of your gross income ($15,011 ÷ $116,931). Military h and r block free Because you excluded 12. Military h and r block free 84% of your total income, $8,589 (. Military h and r block free 1284 x $66,895) of your business expenses is attributable to the excluded income and is not deductible. Military h and r block free Example 4. Military h and r block free You are a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizen, have a tax home in Brazil, and meet the physical presence test. Military h and r block free You are self-employed and both capital and personal services combine to produce business income. Military h and r block free Your gross income was $146,000, business expenses were $172,000, and your net loss was $26,000. Military h and r block free A reasonable allowance for the services you performed for the business is $77,000. Military h and r block free Because you incurred a net loss, the earned income limit of 30% of your net profit does not apply. Military h and r block free The $77,000 is foreign earned income. Military h and r block free If you choose to exclude the $77,000, you exclude 52. Military h and r block free 74% of your gross income ($77,000 ÷ $146,000), and 52. Military h and r block free 74% of your business expenses ($90,713) is attributable to that income and is not deductible. Military h and r block free Show your total income and expenses on Schedule C (Form 1040). Military h and r block free On Form 2555, exclude $77,000 and show $90,713 on line 44. Military h and r block free Subtract line 44 from line 43, and enter the difference as a negative (in parentheses) on line 45. Military h and r block free Because this amount is negative, enter it as a positive (no parentheses) on line 21, Form 1040, and combine it with your other income to arrive at total income on line 22 of Form 1040. Military h and r block free In this situation (Example 4), you would probably not want to choose the foreign earned income exclusion if this was the first year you were eligible. Military h and r block free If you had chosen the exclusion in an earlier year, you might want to revoke the choice for this year. Military h and r block free To do so would mean that you could not claim the exclusion again for the next 5 tax years without IRS approval. Military h and r block free See Choosing the Exclusion in chapter 4. Military h and r block free Example 5. Military h and r block free You are a U. Military h and r block free S. Military h and r block free citizen, have a tax home in Panama, and meet the bona fide residence test. Military h and r block free You have been performing services for clients as a partner in a firm that provides services exclusively in Panama. Military h and r block free Capital investment is not material in producing the partnership's income. Military h and r block free Under the terms of the partnership agreement, you are to receive 50% of the net profits. Military h and r block free The partnership received gross income of $244,000 and incurred operating expenses of $98,250. Military h and r block free Of the net profits of $145,750, you received $72,875 as your distributive share. Military h and r block free You choose to exclude $97,600 of your share of the gross income. Military h and r block free Because you exclude 80% ($97,600 ÷ $122,000) of your share of the gross income, you cannot deduct $39,300, 80% of your share of the operating expenses (. Military h and r block free 80 × $49,125). Military h and r block free Report $72,875, your distributive share of the partnership net profit, on Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss. Military h and r block free On Form 2555, show $97,600 on line 42 and show $39,300 on line 44. Military h and r block free Your exclusion on Form 2555 is $58,300. Military h and r block free In this situation (Example 5), you cannot use Form 2555-EZ since you had earned income other than salaries and wages and you had business expenses. Military h and r block free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications