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State Income Tax Form 2012

State income tax form 2012 1. State income tax form 2012   2013 Filing Requirements Table of Contents General RequirementsSelf-employed persons. State income tax form 2012 Decedents If income tax was withheld from your pay, or if you qualify for the earned income credit, the additional child tax credit, the health coverage tax credit, or the American opportunity credit, you should file a return to get a refund even if you are not otherwise required to file a return. State income tax form 2012 Do not file a federal income tax return if you do not meet the filing requirements and are not due a refund. State income tax form 2012 If you need assistance to determine if you need to file a federal income tax return for 2013, go to IRS. State income tax form 2012 gov and use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA). State income tax form 2012 You can find the ITA by going to IRS. State income tax form 2012 gov and entering “interactive tax assistant” in the search box. State income tax form 2012 Open the ITA and click on Do I Need to File a Tax Return under Topics by Category. State income tax form 2012 General Requirements If you are a U. State income tax form 2012 S. State income tax form 2012 citizen or resident alien, you must file a return if your gross income for the year was at least the amount shown on the appropriate line in Table 1-1. State income tax form 2012 For other filing requirements, see your tax return instructions or Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. State income tax form 2012 If you were a nonresident alien at any time during the year, the filing requirements that apply to you may be different from those that apply to U. State income tax form 2012 S. State income tax form 2012 citizens. State income tax form 2012 See Publication 519, U. State income tax form 2012 S. State income tax form 2012 Tax Guide for Aliens. State income tax form 2012 Table 1-1. State income tax form 2012 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers Note. State income tax form 2012 You must file a return if your gross income was at least the amount shown in the last column. State income tax form 2012 IF your filing status is. State income tax form 2012 . State income tax form 2012 . State income tax form 2012 AND at the end of 2013 you were*. State income tax form 2012 . State income tax form 2012 . State income tax form 2012 THEN file a return if your gross income** was at least. State income tax form 2012 . State income tax form 2012 . State income tax form 2012 Single under 65 $10,000 65 or older $11,500 Head of household under 65 $12,850 65 or older $14,350 Married filing jointly*** under 65 (both spouses) $20,000 65 or older (one spouse) $21,200 65 or older (both spouses) $22,400 Married filing separately any age $3,900 Qualifying widow(er)  with dependent child under 65 $16,100 65 or older $17,300 * If you were born before January 2, 1949, you are considered to be 65 or older at the end of 2013. State income tax form 2012 ** Gross income means all income you receive in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not exempt from tax, including any income from sources outside the United States or from the sale of your main home (even if you can exclude part or all of it). State income tax form 2012 It also includes gains, but not losses, reported on Form 8949 or Schedule D. State income tax form 2012 Gross income from a business means, for example, the amount on Schedule C, line 7, or Schedule F, line 9. State income tax form 2012 But in figuring gross income, do not reduce your income by any losses, including any loss on Schedule C, line 7, or Schedule F, line 9. State income tax form 2012 Do not include any social security benefits unless (a) you are married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time in 2013 or (b) one-half of your social security benefits plus your other gross income and any tax-exempt interest is more than $25,000 ($32,000 if married filing jointly). State income tax form 2012 If (a) or (b) applies, see the Instructions for Form 1040 or Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits, to figure the taxable part of social security benefits you must include in gross income. State income tax form 2012 *** If you did not live with your spouse at the end of 2013 (or on the date your spouse died) and your gross income was at least $3,900, you must file a return regardless of your age. State income tax form 2012 Gross income. State income tax form 2012   Gross income is all income you receive in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not exempt from tax. State income tax form 2012 If you are married and live with your spouse in a community property state, half of any income defined by state law as community income may be considered yours. State income tax form 2012 The community property states are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. State income tax form 2012 A registered domestic partner in Nevada, Washington, or California generally must report half the combined community income of the individual and his or her domestic partner. State income tax form 2012 For more information about community property, see Publication 555, Community Property. State income tax form 2012   For more information on what to include in gross income, see chapter 2. State income tax form 2012 Self-employed persons. State income tax form 2012    If you are self-employed in a business that provides services (where the production, purchase, or sale of merchandise is not an income-producing factor), gross income from that business is the gross receipts. State income tax form 2012   If you are self-employed in a business involving manufacturing, merchandising, or mining, gross income from that business is the total sales minus the cost of goods sold. State income tax form 2012 Then, to this figure, you add any income from investments and from incidental or outside operations or sources. State income tax form 2012 See Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business, for more information. State income tax form 2012 Dependents. State income tax form 2012   If you could be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer (that is, you meet the dependency tests in Publication 501), special filing requirements apply. State income tax form 2012 See Publication 501. State income tax form 2012 Decedents A personal representative of a decedent's estate can be an executor, administrator, or anyone who is in charge of the decedent's property. State income tax form 2012 If you are acting as the personal representative of a person who died during the year, you may have to file a final return for that decedent. State income tax form 2012 You also have other duties, such as notifying the IRS that you are acting as the personal representative. State income tax form 2012 Form 56, Notice Concerning Fiduciary Relationship, is available for this purpose. State income tax form 2012 When you file a return for the decedent, either as the personal representative or as the surviving spouse, you should write “DECEASED,” the decedent's name, and the date of death across the top of the tax return. State income tax form 2012 If no personal representative has been appointed by the due date for filing the return, the surviving spouse (on a joint return) should sign the return and write in the signature area “Filing as surviving spouse. State income tax form 2012 ” For more information, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. State income tax form 2012 Surviving spouse. State income tax form 2012   If you are the surviving spouse, the year your spouse died is the last year for which you can file a joint return with that spouse. State income tax form 2012 After that, if you do not remarry, you must file as a qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, head of household, or single. State income tax form 2012 For more information about each of these filing statuses, see Publication 501. State income tax form 2012   If you remarry before the end of the year in which your spouse died, a final joint return with the deceased spouse cannot be filed. State income tax form 2012 You can, however, file a joint return with your new spouse. State income tax form 2012 In that case, the filing status of your deceased spouse for his or her final return is married filing separately. State income tax form 2012 The level of income that requires you to file an income tax return changes when your filing status changes (see Table 1-1). State income tax form 2012 Even if you and your deceased spouse were not required to file a return for several years, you may have to file a return for tax years after the year of death. State income tax form 2012 For example, if your filing status changes from filing jointly in 2012 to single in 2013 because of the death of your spouse, and your gross income is $17,500 for both years, you must file a return for 2013 even though you did not have to file a return for 2012. State income tax form 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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The State Income Tax Form 2012

State income tax form 2012 IRAs and Other Retirement Plans Table of Contents 2002 ChangesSimplified Employee Pensions (SEPs) 403(b) Plans Later ChangeDeemed IRAs 2002 Changes Simplified Employee Pensions (SEPs) Contribution limit increased. State income tax form 2012   For plan years beginning after December 31, 2001, the annual limit on the amount of employer contributions to a SEP increases to the lesser of the following amounts. State income tax form 2012 25% of an eligible employee's compensation. State income tax form 2012 $40,000 (subject to cost-of-living adjustments after 2002). State income tax form 2012 Deduction limit. State income tax form 2012   For years beginning after 2001, the following changes apply to the SEP deduction limit. State income tax form 2012 Elective deferrals (SARSEPs). State income tax form 2012   Elective deferrals under a SARSEP are not subject to the deduction limit that applies to employer contributions. State income tax form 2012 Also, elective deferrals are not taken into account when figuring the amount you can deduct for employer contributions that are not elective deferrals. State income tax form 2012 Definition of compensation. State income tax form 2012    Compensation for figuring the deduction for employer contributions includes elective deferrals under a SARSEP. State income tax form 2012 More information. State income tax form 2012   For more information about SEPs, see Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. State income tax form 2012 403(b) Plans Figuring catch-up contributions. State income tax form 2012   When figuring allowable catch-up contributions, combine all contributions made by your employer on your behalf to the following plans. State income tax form 2012 Qualified retirement plans. State income tax form 2012 403(b) plans. State income tax form 2012 Simplified employee pensions (SEP). State income tax form 2012 SIMPLE plans. State income tax form 2012   The total amount of the catch-up contributions to all plans maintained by your employer cannot exceed the annual limit. State income tax form 2012 For 2002, the limit is $1,000. State income tax form 2012 Rollovers to and from 403(b) plans. State income tax form 2012   If a distribution includes both pre-tax contributions and after-tax contributions, the portion of the distribution that is rolled over is treated as consisting first of pre-tax amounts (contributions and earnings that would be includible in income if no rollover occurred). State income tax form 2012 This means that if you roll over an amount that is at least as much as the pre-tax portion of the distribution, you do not have to include any of the distribution in income. State income tax form 2012 Years of service for church employees and ministers. State income tax form 2012   If you are a minister or church employee, treat all of your years of service as an employee of a church or a convention or association of churches as years of service with one employer. State income tax form 2012 Prior law required church employees and ministers to figure years of service separately for each employer. State income tax form 2012   As a minister or church employee, all contributions made to 403(b) plans on your behalf, as an employee of a church or a convention or association of churches, are considered made by one employer. State income tax form 2012 Foreign missionaries. State income tax form 2012   If you are a foreign missionary, contributions to your 403(b) account will not be treated as exceeding the limit on annual additions if the contributions are not more than the greater of: $3,000, or Your includible compensation. State income tax form 2012 More information. State income tax form 2012   For more information about 403(b) plans, see Publication 571, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans). State income tax form 2012 Later Change Deemed IRAs For plan years beginning after 2002, a qualified employer plan can provide for voluntary employee contributions to a separate account or annuity that is deemed to be an IRA. State income tax form 2012 For this purpose, a qualified employer plan includes a deferred compensation plan (section 457(b) plan) maintained by a state, a political subdivision of a state, or an agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision of a state. State income tax form 2012 The term qualified employer plan also includes: A qualified pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan (section 401(a) plan), A qualified employee annuity plan (section 403(a) plan), and A tax-sheltered annuity plan (section 403(b) plan). State income tax form 2012 More information about IRAs can be found in Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). State income tax form 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications