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Military tax refund calculator  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part (12. Military tax refund calculator 4%) of the self-employment tax increased to $113,700 for 2013. Military tax refund calculator There is no maximum limit on earnings subject to the Medicare part (2. Military tax refund calculator 9%). Military tax refund calculator What's New for 2014 Maximum net earnings. Military tax refund calculator  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax for 2014 will be discussed in the 2013 Publication 334. Military tax refund calculator Introduction Self-employment tax (SE tax) is a social security and Medicare tax primarily for individuals who work for themselves. Military tax refund calculator It is similar to the social security and Medicare taxes withheld from the pay of most wage earners. Military tax refund calculator You usually have to pay SE tax if you are self-employed. 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Military tax refund calculator   Generally, the SSA will give you credit only for self-employment earnings reported on a tax return filed within 3 years, 3 months, and 15 days after the tax year you earned the income. Military tax refund calculator    If you file your tax return or report a change in your self-employment earnings after the SSA time limit for posting self-employment earnings, the SSA may change its records, but only to remove or reduce the amount. Military tax refund calculator The SSA will not change its records to increase your self-employment earnings after the SSA time limit listed above. Military tax refund calculator How To Pay Self-Employment Tax To pay SE tax, you must have a social security number (SSN) or an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Military tax refund calculator This section explains how to: Obtain an SSN or ITIN, and Pay your SE tax using estimated tax. 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Military tax refund calculator Are you self-employed?   You are self-employed if you carry on a trade or business (such as running a farm) as a sole proprietor, an independent contractor, a member of a partnership, or are otherwise in business for yourself. Military tax refund calculator A trade or business is generally an activity carried on for a livelihood or in good faith to make a profit. Military tax refund calculator Share farmer. Military tax refund calculator   You are a self-employed farmer under an income-sharing arrangement if both the following apply. Military tax refund calculator You produce a crop or raise livestock on land belonging to another person. Military tax refund calculator Your share of the crop or livestock, or the proceeds from their sale, depends on the amount produced. Military tax refund calculator Your net farm profit or loss from the income-sharing arrangement is reported on Schedule F (Form 1040) and included in your self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator   If you produce a crop or livestock on land belonging to another person and are to receive a specified rate of pay, a fixed sum of money, or a fixed quantity of the crop or livestock, and not a share of the crop or livestock or their proceeds, you may be either self-employed or an employee of the landowner. Military tax refund calculator This will depend on whether the landowner has the right to direct or control your performance of services. Military tax refund calculator Example. Military tax refund calculator A share farmer produces a crop on land owned by another person on a 50-50 crop-share basis. Military tax refund calculator Under the terms of their agreement, the share farmer furnishes the labor and half the cost of seed and fertilizer. Military tax refund calculator The landowner furnishes the machinery and equipment used to produce and harvest the crop, and half the cost of seed and fertilizer. 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Military tax refund calculator   To make this election, you must divide all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit attributable to the business between you and your spouse in accordance with your respective interests in the venture. Military tax refund calculator Each of you must file a separate Schedule F and a separate Schedule SE. Military tax refund calculator For more information, see Qualified Joint Venture in the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Military tax refund calculator Spouse employee. Military tax refund calculator   If your spouse is your employee, not your partner, you must withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes for him or her. Military tax refund calculator For more information about employment taxes, see chapter 13. Military tax refund calculator Community property. Military tax refund calculator   If you are a partner and your distributive share of any income or loss from a trade or business carried on by the partnership is community property, treat your share as your self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator Do not treat any of your share as self-employment earnings of your spouse. Military tax refund calculator Figuring Self-Employment Earnings Farmer. Military tax refund calculator   If you are self-employed as a farmer, use Schedule F (Form 1040) to figure your self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator Partnership income or loss. Military tax refund calculator   If you are a member of a partnership that carries on a trade or business, the partnership should report your self-employment earnings in box 14, code A, of your Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Military tax refund calculator Box 14 of Schedule K-1 may also provide amounts for gross farming or fishing income (code B) and gross nonfarm income (code C). Military tax refund calculator Use these amounts if you use the farm or nonfarm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment (see Methods for Figuring Net Earnings , later). Military tax refund calculator   If you are a general partner, you may need to reduce these reported earnings by amounts you claim as a section 179 deduction, unreimbursed partnership expenses, or depletion on oil and gas properties. Military tax refund calculator   If the amount reported is a loss, include only the deductible amount when you figure your total self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator   For more information, see the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). Military tax refund calculator   For general information on partnerships, see Publication 541. Military tax refund calculator More than one business. Military tax refund calculator   If you have self-employment earnings from more than one trade, business, or profession, you generally must combine the net profit or loss from each to determine your total self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator A loss from one business reduces your profit from another business. Military tax refund calculator However, do not combine earnings from farm and nonfarm businesses if you are using one of the optional methods (discussed later) to figure net earnings. Military tax refund calculator Community property. Military tax refund calculator   If any of the income from a farm or business, other than a partnership, is community property under state law, it is included in the self-employment earnings of the spouse carrying on the trade or business. Military tax refund calculator Lost income payments. Military tax refund calculator   Lost income payments received from insurance or other sources for reducing or stopping farming activities are included in self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator These include USDA payments to compensate for lost income resulting from reductions in tobacco quotas and allotments. Military tax refund calculator Even if you are not farming when you receive the payment, it is included in self-employment earnings if it relates to your farm business (even though it is temporarily inactive). Military tax refund calculator A connection exists if it is clear the payment would not have been made but for your conduct of your farm business. Military tax refund calculator Gain or loss. Military tax refund calculator   A gain or loss from the disposition of property that is neither stock in trade nor held primarily for sale to customers is not included in self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator It does not matter whether the disposition is a sale, exchange, or involuntary conversion. Military tax refund calculator For example, gains or losses from the disposition of the following types of property are not included in self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator Investment property. Military tax refund calculator Depreciable property or other fixed assets used in your trade or business. Military tax refund calculator Livestock held for draft, breeding, sport, or dairy purposes, and not held primarily for sale, regardless of how long the livestock was held, or whether it was raised or purchased. Military tax refund calculator Unharvested standing crops sold with land held more than 1 year. Military tax refund calculator Timber, coal, or iron ore held for more than 1 year if an economic interest was retained, such as a right to receive coal royalties. Military tax refund calculator   A gain or loss from the cutting of timber is not included in self-employment earnings if the cutting is treated as a sale or exchange. Military tax refund calculator For more information on electing to treat the cutting of timber as a sale or exchange, see Timber in chapter 8. Military tax refund calculator Wages and salaries. Military tax refund calculator   Wages and salaries received for services performed as an employee and covered by social security or railroad retirement are not included in self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator   Wages paid in kind to you for agricultural labor, such as commodity wages, are not included in self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator Retired partner. Military tax refund calculator   Retirement income received by a partner from his or her partnership under a written plan is not included in self-employment earnings if all the following apply. Military tax refund calculator The retired partner performs no services for the partnership during the year. Military tax refund calculator The retired partner is owed only the retirement payments. Military tax refund calculator The retired partner's share (if any) of the partnership capital was fully paid to the retired partner. Military tax refund calculator The payments to the retired partner are lifelong periodic payments. Military tax refund calculator Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments. Military tax refund calculator   Under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), if you own or operate highly erodible or other specified cropland, you may enter into a longterm contract with the USDA, agreeing to convert to a less intensive use of that cropland. Military tax refund calculator You must include the annual rental payments and any onetime incentive payment you receive under the program on Schedule F, lines 4a and 4b. Military tax refund calculator Cost share payments you receive may qualify for the costsharing exclusion. Military tax refund calculator See Cost-Sharing Exclusion (Improvements), above. Military tax refund calculator CRP payments are reported to you on Form 1099G. Military tax refund calculator Individuals who are receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits may exclude CRP payments when calculating self-employment tax. Military tax refund calculator See the instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Military tax refund calculator Self-employed health insurance deduction. Military tax refund calculator   You cannot deduct the self-employed health insurance deduction you report on Form 1040, line 29, from self-employment earnings on Schedule SE (Form 1040). Military tax refund calculator Landlord Participation in Farming As a general rule, income and deductions from rentals and from personal property leased with real estate are not included in determining self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator However, income and deductions from farm rentals, including government commodity program payments received by a landowner who rents land, are included if the rental arrangement provides that the landowner will, and does, materially participate in the production or management of production of the farm products on the land. Military tax refund calculator Crop shares. Military tax refund calculator   Rent paid in the form of crop shares is included in self-employment earnings for the year you sell, exchange, give away, or use the crop shares if you meet one of the four material participation tests (discussed next) at the time the crop shares are produced. Military tax refund calculator Feeding such crop shares to livestock is considered using them. Military tax refund calculator Your gross income for figuring your self-employment earnings includes the fair market value of the crop shares when they are used as feed. Military tax refund calculator Material participation for landlords. Military tax refund calculator   You materially participate if you have an arrangement with your tenant for your participation and you meet one or more of the following tests. Military tax refund calculator You do at least three of the following. Military tax refund calculator Pay, using cash or credit, at least half the direct costs of producing the crop or livestock. Military tax refund calculator Furnish at least half the tools, equipment, and livestock used in the production activities. Military tax refund calculator Advise or consult with your tenant. Military tax refund calculator Inspect the production activities periodically. Military tax refund calculator You regularly and frequently make, or take an important part in making, management decisions substantially contributing to or affecting the success of the enterprise. Military tax refund calculator You work 100 hours or more spread over a period of 5 weeks or more in activities connected with agricultural production. Military tax refund calculator You do things that, considered in their totality, show you are materially and significantly involved in the production of the farm commodities. Military tax refund calculator These tests may be used as general guides for determining whether you are a material participant. Military tax refund calculator Example. Military tax refund calculator Drew Houston agrees to produce a crop on J. Military tax refund calculator Clarke's cotton farm, with each receiving half the proceeds. Military tax refund calculator Clarke advises Houston when to plant, spray, and pick the cotton. 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Military tax refund calculator You must use the regular method unless you are eligible to use one or both of the optional methods. Military tax refund calculator See Figure 12-1 , shown later. Military tax refund calculator Figure 12-1. Military tax refund calculator Can I Use the Optional Methods? Please click here for the text description of the image. Military tax refund calculator Figure 12–1. Military tax refund calculator Can I Use the Optional Methods? Why use an optional method?   You may want to use the optional methods (discussed later) when you have a loss or a small net profit and any one of the following applies. Military tax refund calculator You want to receive credit for social security benefit coverage. Military tax refund calculator You incurred child or dependent care expenses for which you could claim a credit. Military tax refund calculator (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Military tax refund calculator ) You are entitled to the earned income credit. Military tax refund calculator (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Military tax refund calculator ) You are entitled to the additional child tax credit. Military tax refund calculator (An optional method may increase your earned income, which could increase your credit. Military tax refund calculator ) Effects of using an optional method. Military tax refund calculator   Using an optional method could increase your SE tax. Military tax refund calculator Paying more SE tax may result in you getting higher social security disability or retirement benefits. Military tax refund calculator   If you use either or both optional methods, you must figure and pay the SE tax due under these methods even if you would have had a smaller SE tax or no SE tax using the regular method. Military tax refund calculator   The optional methods may be used only to figure your SE tax. Military tax refund calculator To figure your income tax, include your actual self-employment earnings in gross income, regardless of which method you use to determine SE tax. Military tax refund calculator Regular Method Multiply your total self-employment earnings by 92. Military tax refund calculator 35% (. Military tax refund calculator 9235) to get your net earnings under the regular method. Military tax refund calculator See Short Schedule SE, line 4, or Long Schedule SE, line 4a. Military tax refund calculator Net earnings figured using the regular method are also called “actual net earnings. Military tax refund calculator ” Farm Optional Method Use the farm optional method only for self-employment earnings from a farming business. Military tax refund calculator You can use this method if you meet either of the following tests. Military tax refund calculator Your gross farm income is $6,960 or less. Military tax refund calculator Your net farm profits are less than $5,024. Military tax refund calculator Gross farm income. Military tax refund calculator   Your gross farm income is the total of the amounts from: Schedule F (Form 1040), line 9, and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code B (from farm partnerships). Military tax refund calculator Net farm profits. Military tax refund calculator   Net farm profits generally are the total of the amounts from: Schedule F (Form 1040), line 34, and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (from farm partnerships). Military tax refund calculator However, you may need to adjust the amount reported on Schedule K-1 if you are a general partner or if it is a loss. Military tax refund calculator For more information, see Partnership income or loss , earlier. Military tax refund calculator Figuring farm net earnings. Military tax refund calculator   If you meet either of the two tests explained above, use Table 12-1. Military tax refund calculator Figuring Farm Net Earnings , to figure your net earnings from self-employment under the farm optional method. Military tax refund calculator Table 12-1. Military tax refund calculator Figuring Farm Net Earnings IF your gross farm income  is. Military tax refund calculator . Military tax refund calculator . Military tax refund calculator THEN your net earnings are equal to. Military tax refund calculator . Military tax refund calculator . Military tax refund calculator $6,960 or less Two-thirds of your gross farm income. Military tax refund calculator More than $6,960 $4,640 Optional method can reduce or eliminate SE tax. Military tax refund calculator   If your gross farm income is $6,960 or less and your farm net earnings figured under the farm optional method are less than your actual net earnings, you can use the farm optional method to reduce or eliminate your SE tax. Military tax refund calculator Your actual net earnings are your net earnings figured using the regular method, explained earlier. Military tax refund calculator Example. Military tax refund calculator Your gross farm income is $540 and your net farm profit is $460. Military tax refund calculator Consequently, your net earnings figured under the farm optional method are $360 (2/3 of $540) and your actual net earnings are $425 (92. Military tax refund calculator 35% of $460). Military tax refund calculator You owe no SE tax if you use the optional method because your net earnings under the farm optional method are less than $400. Military tax refund calculator Nonfarm Optional Method This is an optional method available for determining net earnings from nonfarm self-employment, much like the farm optional method. Military tax refund calculator If you are also engaged in a nonfarm business, you may be able to use this method to figure your nonfarm net earnings. Military tax refund calculator You can use this method even if you do not use the farm optional method for determining your farm net earnings and even if you have a net loss from your nonfarm business. Military tax refund calculator For more information about the nonfarm optional method, see Publication 334. Military tax refund calculator You cannot combine farm and nonfarm self-employment earnings to figure your net earnings under either of the optional methods. Military tax refund calculator Using Both Optional Methods If you use both optional methods, you must add the net earnings figured under each method to arrive at your total net earnings from self-employment. Military tax refund calculator You can report less than your total actual farm and nonfarm net earnings but not less than actual nonfarm net earnings. Military tax refund calculator If you use both optional methods, you can report no more than $4,640 as your combined net earnings from self-employment. Military tax refund calculator Reporting Self-Employment Tax Use Schedule SE (Form 1040) to figure and report your SE tax. Military tax refund calculator Then, enter the SE tax on line 56 of Form 1040 and attach Schedule SE to Form 1040. Military tax refund calculator Most taxpayers can use Section A–Short Schedule SE to figure their SE tax. Military tax refund calculator However, certain taxpayers must use Section B–Long Schedule SE. Military tax refund calculator Use the chart on page 1 of Schedule SE to find out which one to use. Military tax refund calculator If you have to pay SE tax, you must file Form 1040 (with Schedule SE attached) even if you do not otherwise have to file a federal income tax return. Military tax refund calculator Deduction for employer-equivalent portion of self-employment tax. Military tax refund calculator   You can deduct the employer-equivalent portion of your SE tax in figuring your adjusted gross income. Military tax refund calculator This deduction only affects your income tax. Military tax refund calculator It does not affect either your net earnings from self-employment or your SE tax. Military tax refund calculator   To deduct the tax, enter on Form 1040, line 27, the amount shown on Section A, Line 6, or Section B, line 13, Deduction for employer-equivalent portion of self-employment tax, of the Schedule SE. Military tax refund calculator Joint return. Military tax refund calculator   Even if you file a joint return, you cannot file a joint Schedule SE. Military tax refund calculator This is true whether one spouse or both spouses have self-employment earnings. Military tax refund calculator Your spouse is not considered self-employed just because you are. Military tax refund calculator If both of you have self-employment earnings, each of you must complete a separate Schedule SE. Military tax refund calculator However, if one spouse uses the Short Schedule SE and the other spouse has to use the Long Schedule SE, both can use the same form. Military tax refund calculator Attach both schedules to the joint return. Military tax refund calculator If you and your spouse operate a business as a partnership, see Business Owned and Operated by Spouses and Qualified joint venture , earlier, under Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax . Military tax refund calculator Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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