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Tax software 2012 Publication 939 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Future developments. Tax software 2012 IntroductionSimplified Method. Tax software 2012 Ordering forms and publications. Tax software 2012 Tax questions. Tax software 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Beginning in 2013, distributions from an annuity under a nonqualified plan are considered net investment income for the purpose of figuring the net investment income tax (NIIT). Tax software 2012 For more information, see the instructions for Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax – Individuals, Estates and Trusts. Tax software 2012 Future developments. Tax software 2012 For the latest information about developments related to Publication 939, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Tax software 2012 IRS. Tax software 2012 gov/pub939. Tax software 2012 Introduction This publication gives you the information you need to determine the tax treatment of your pension and annuity income under the General Rule. Tax software 2012 Generally, each of your monthly annuity payments is made up of two parts: the tax-free part that is a return of your net cost, and the taxable balance. Tax software 2012 What is the General Rule. Tax software 2012   The General Rule is one of the two methods used to figure the tax-free part of each annuity payment based on the ratio of your investment in the contract to the total expected return. Tax software 2012 The other method is the Simplified Method, which is discussed in Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Tax software 2012 Who must use the General Rule. Tax software 2012   Use this publication if you receive pension or annuity payments from: A nonqualified plan (for example, a private annuity, a purchased commercial annuity, or a nonqualified employee plan), A qualified plan if: Your annuity starting date is before November 19, 1996 (and after July 1, 1986), and you do not qualify to use, or did not choose to use, the Simplified Method, or Your annuity starting date is after November 18, 1996, and as of that date you are age 75 or over and the annuity payments are guaranteed for at least 5 years. Tax software 2012 If your annuity starting date was between July 1, 1986 and November 19, 1996, you were able to elect to use the Simplified Method or the General Rule. Tax software 2012 This choice is irrevocable and applied to all later annuity payments. Tax software 2012 The following are qualified plans. Tax software 2012 A qualified employee plan. Tax software 2012 A qualified employee annuity. Tax software 2012 A tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) plan or contract. Tax software 2012 Simplified Method. Tax software 2012   If you receive pension or annuity payments from a qualified plan and you are not required to use the General Rule, you must use the Simplified Method to determine the tax-free part of each annuity payment. Tax software 2012 This method is described in Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Tax software 2012   Also, if, at the time the annuity payments began, you were at least age 75 and were entitled to annuity payments from a qualified plan with fewer than 5 years of guaranteed payments, you must use the Simplified Method. Tax software 2012 Beginning in 2013, distributions from an annuity under a nonqualified plan are considered net investment income for the purpose of figuring the net investment income tax (NIIT). Tax software 2012 For more information, see the instructions for Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax – Individuals, Estates and Trusts. Tax software 2012 Topics not covered in this publication. Tax software 2012   Certain topics related to pensions and annuities are not covered in this publication. Tax software 2012 They include: Simplified Method. Tax software 2012 This method is covered in Publication 575. Tax software 2012 That publication also covers nonperiodic payments (amounts not received as an annuity) from a qualified pension or annuity plan, rollovers, special averaging and capital gain treatment of lump-sum distributions, and special additional taxes on early distributions, excess distributions, and excess accumulations (not making required minimum distributions). Tax software 2012 Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Tax software 2012 Information on the tax treatment of amounts you receive from an IRA is included in Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Tax software 2012 Life insurance payments. Tax software 2012 If you receive life insurance payments because of the death of the insured person, get Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, for information on the tax treatment of the proceeds. Tax software 2012 Help from IRS. Tax software 2012   If, after reading this publication, you need help to figure the taxable part of your pension or annuity, the IRS can do it for you for a fee. Tax software 2012 For information on this service, see Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity , later. Tax software 2012 Comments and suggestions. Tax software 2012   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Tax software 2012   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Tax software 2012 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Tax software 2012 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Tax software 2012   You can send your comments from www. Tax software 2012 irs. Tax software 2012 gov/formspubs/. Tax software 2012 Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications”. Tax software 2012   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Tax software 2012 Ordering forms and publications. Tax software 2012   Visit www. Tax software 2012 irs. Tax software 2012 gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Tax software 2012 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Tax software 2012 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Tax software 2012   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Tax software 2012 gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Tax software 2012 We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Tax software 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 524 Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 571 Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans) 575 Pension and Annuity Income 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 721 Tax Guide to U. Tax software 2012 S. Tax software 2012 Civil Service Retirement Benefits 910 Guide To Free Tax Services Form (and Instructions) 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Tax software 2012 See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms. Tax software 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Tax software 2012 11. Tax software 2012   Employer-Provided Educational Assistance Table of Contents Introduction Working condition fringe benefit. Tax software 2012 Introduction If you receive educational assistance benefits from your employer under an educational assistance program, you can exclude up to $5,250 of those benefits each year. Tax software 2012 This means your employer should not include those benefits with your wages, tips, and other compensation shown in box 1 of your Form W-2. Tax software 2012 This also means that you do not have to include the benefits on your income tax return. Tax software 2012 You cannot use any of the tax-free education expenses paid for by your employer as the basis for any other deduction or credit, including the American opportunity credit and lifetime learning credit. Tax software 2012 Educational assistance program. Tax software 2012   To qualify as an educational assistance program, the plan must be written and must meet certain other requirements. Tax software 2012 Your employer can tell you whether there is a qualified program where you work. Tax software 2012 Educational assistance benefits. Tax software 2012   Tax-free educational assistance benefits include payments for tuition, fees and similar expenses, books, supplies, and equipment. Tax software 2012 Education generally includes any form of instruction or training that improves or develops your capabilities. Tax software 2012 The payments do not have to be for work-related courses or courses that are part of a degree program. Tax software 2012   Educational assistance benefits do not include payments for the following items. Tax software 2012 Meals, lodging, or transportation. Tax software 2012 Tools or supplies (other than textbooks) that you can keep after completing the course of instruction. Tax software 2012 Courses involving sports, games, or hobbies unless they: Have a reasonable relationship to the business of your employer, or Are required as part of a degree program. Tax software 2012 Benefits over $5,250. Tax software 2012   If your employer pays more than $5,250 in educational assistance benefits for you during the year, you must generally pay tax on the amount over $5,250. Tax software 2012 Your employer should include in your wages (Form W-2, box 1) the amount that you must include in income. Tax software 2012 Working condition fringe benefit. Tax software 2012    However, if the benefits over $5,250 also qualify as a working condition fringe benefit, your employer does not have to include them in your wages. Tax software 2012 A working condition fringe benefit is a benefit which, had you paid for it, you could deduct as an employee business expense. Tax software 2012 For more information on working condition fringe benefits, see Working Condition Benefits in chapter 2 of Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits. Tax software 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications