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1040ez Form 2014

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1040ez Form 2014

1040ez form 2014 3. 1040ez form 2014   Investment Expenses Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Limits on DeductionsPassive activity. 1040ez form 2014 Other income (nonpassive income). 1040ez form 2014 Expenses. 1040ez form 2014 Additional information. 1040ez form 2014 Interest ExpensesInvestment Interest Limit on Deduction Bond Premium AmortizationSpecial rules to determine amounts payable on a bond. 1040ez form 2014 Basis. 1040ez form 2014 How To Figure Amortization Choosing To Amortize How To Report Amortization Expenses of Producing IncomeFees to buy or sell. 1040ez form 2014 Including mutual fund or REMIC expenses in income. 1040ez form 2014 Nondeductible ExpensesUsed as collateral. 1040ez form 2014 Short-sale expenses. 1040ez form 2014 Expenses for both tax-exempt and taxable income. 1040ez form 2014 State income taxes. 1040ez form 2014 Nondeductible amount. 1040ez form 2014 Basis adjustment. 1040ez form 2014 How To Report Investment Expenses When To Report Investment Expenses Topics - This chapter discusses: Limits on Deductions , Interest Expenses , Bond Premium Amortization , Expenses of Producing Income , Nondeductible Expenses , How To Report Investment Expenses , and When To Report Investment Expenses . 1040ez form 2014 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 535 Business Expenses 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents Form (and Instructions) Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions 4952 Investment Interest Expense Deduction See chapter 5, How To Get Tax Help , for information about getting these publications and forms. 1040ez form 2014 Limits on Deductions Your deductions for investment expenses may be limited by: The at-risk rules, The passive activity loss limits, The limit on investment interest, or The 2% limit on certain miscellaneous itemized deductions. 1040ez form 2014 The at-risk rules and passive activity rules are explained briefly in this section. 1040ez form 2014 The limit on investment interest is explained later in this chapter under Interest Expenses . 1040ez form 2014 The 2% limit is explained later in this chapter under Expenses of Producing Income . 1040ez form 2014 At-risk rules. 1040ez form 2014   Special at-risk rules apply to most income-producing activities. 1040ez form 2014 These rules limit the amount of loss you can deduct to the amount you risk losing in the activity. 1040ez form 2014 Generally, this is the cash and the adjusted basis of property you contribute to the activity. 1040ez form 2014 It also includes money you borrow for use in the activity if you are personally liable for repayment or if you use property not used in the activity as security for the loan. 1040ez form 2014 For more information, see Publication 925. 1040ez form 2014 Passive activity losses and credits. 1040ez form 2014   The amount of losses and tax credits you can claim from passive activities is limited. 1040ez form 2014 Generally, you are allowed to deduct passive activity losses only up to the amount of your passive activity income. 1040ez form 2014 Also, you can use credits from passive activities only against tax on the income from passive activities. 1040ez form 2014 There are exceptions for certain activities, such as rental real estate activities. 1040ez form 2014 Passive activity. 1040ez form 2014   A passive activity generally is any activity involving the conduct of any trade or business in which you do not materially participate and any rental activity. 1040ez form 2014 However, if you are involved in renting real estate, the activity is not a passive activity if both of the following are true. 1040ez form 2014 More than one-half of the personal services you perform during the year in all trades or businesses are performed in real property trades or businesses in which you materially participate. 1040ez form 2014 You perform more than 750 hours of services during the year in real property trades or businesses in which you materially participate. 1040ez form 2014  The term “trade or business” generally means any activity that involves the conduct of a trade or business, is conducted in anticipation of starting a trade or business, or involves certain research or experimental expenditures. 1040ez form 2014 However, it does not include rental activities or certain activities treated as incidental to holding property for investment. 1040ez form 2014   You are considered to materially participate in an activity if you are involved on a regular, continuous, and substantial basis in the operations of the activity. 1040ez form 2014 Other income (nonpassive income). 1040ez form 2014    Generally, you can use losses from passive activities only to offset income from passive activities. 1040ez form 2014 You cannot use passive activity losses to offset your other income, such as your wages or your portfolio income. 1040ez form 2014 Portfolio income includes gross income from interest, dividends, annuities, or royalties that is not derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business. 1040ez form 2014 It also includes gains or losses (not derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business) from the sale or trade of property (other than an interest in a passive activity) producing portfolio income or held for investment. 1040ez form 2014 This includes capital gain distributions from mutual funds (and other regulated investment companies) and real estate investment trusts. 1040ez form 2014   You cannot use passive activity losses to offset Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. 1040ez form 2014 Expenses. 1040ez form 2014   Do not include in the computation of your passive activity income or loss: Expenses (other than interest) that are clearly and directly allocable to your portfolio income, or Interest expense properly allocable to portfolio income. 1040ez form 2014 However, this interest and other expenses may be subject to other limits. 1040ez form 2014 These limits are explained in the rest of this chapter. 1040ez form 2014 Additional information. 1040ez form 2014   For more information about determining and reporting income and losses from passive activities, see Publication 925. 1040ez form 2014 Interest Expenses This section discusses interest expenses you may be able to deduct as an investor. 1040ez form 2014 For information on business interest, see chapter 4 of Publication 535. 1040ez form 2014 You cannot deduct personal interest expenses other than qualified home mortgage interest, as explained in Publication 936, Home Mortgage Interest Deduction, and interest on certain student loans, as explained in Publication 970. 1040ez form 2014 Investment Interest If you borrow money to buy property you hold for investment, the interest you pay is investment interest. 1040ez form 2014 You can deduct investment interest subject to the limit discussed later. 1040ez form 2014 However, you cannot deduct interest you incurred to produce tax-exempt income. 1040ez form 2014 See Tax-exempt income under Nondeductible Expenses, later. 1040ez form 2014 You also cannot deduct interest expenses on straddles discussed under Interest expense and carrying charges on straddles , later. 1040ez form 2014 Investment interest does not include any qualified home mortgage interest or any interest taken into account in computing income or loss from a passive activity. 1040ez form 2014 Investment property. 1040ez form 2014   Property held for investment includes property that produces interest, dividends, annuities, or royalties not derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business. 1040ez form 2014 It also includes property that produces gain or loss (not derived in the ordinary course of a trade or business) from the sale or trade of property producing these types of income or held for investment (other than an interest in a passive activity). 1040ez form 2014 Investment property also includes an interest in a trade or business activity in which you did not materially participate (other than a passive activity). 1040ez form 2014 Partners, shareholders, and beneficiaries. 1040ez form 2014   To determine your investment interest, combine your share of investment interest from a partnership, S corporation, estate, or trust with your other investment interest. 1040ez form 2014 Allocation of Interest Expense If you borrow money for business or personal purposes as well as for investment, you must allocate the debt among those purposes. 1040ez form 2014 Only the interest expense on the part of the debt used for investment purposes is treated as investment interest. 1040ez form 2014 The allocation is not affected by the use of property that secures the debt. 1040ez form 2014 Example 1. 1040ez form 2014 You borrow $10,000 and use $8,000 to buy stock. 1040ez form 2014 You use the other $2,000 to buy items for your home. 1040ez form 2014 Since 80% of the debt is used for, and allocated to, investment purposes, 80% of the interest on that debt is investment interest. 1040ez form 2014 The other 20% is nondeductible personal interest. 1040ez form 2014 Debt proceeds received in cash. 1040ez form 2014   If you receive debt proceeds in cash, the proceeds are generally not treated as investment property. 1040ez form 2014 Debt proceeds deposited in account. 1040ez form 2014   If you deposit debt proceeds in an account, that deposit is treated as investment property, regardless of whether the account bears interest. 1040ez form 2014 But, if you withdraw the funds and use them for another purpose, you must reallocate the debt to determine the amount considered to be for investment purposes. 1040ez form 2014 Example 2. 1040ez form 2014 Assume in Example 1 that you borrowed the money on March 1 and immediately bought the stock for $8,000. 1040ez form 2014 You did not buy the household items until June 1. 1040ez form 2014 You had deposited the $2,000 in the bank. 1040ez form 2014 You had no other transactions on the bank account until June. 1040ez form 2014 You did not sell the stock, and you made no principal payments on the debt. 1040ez form 2014 You paid interest from another account. 1040ez form 2014 The $8,000 is treated as being used for an investment purpose. 1040ez form 2014 The $2,000 is treated as being used for an investment purpose for the 3-month period. 1040ez form 2014 Your total interest expense for 3 months on this debt is investment interest. 1040ez form 2014 In June, when you spend the $2,000 for household items, you must begin to allocate 80% of the debt and the interest expense to investment purposes and 20% to personal purposes. 1040ez form 2014 Amounts paid within 30 days. 1040ez form 2014   If you receive loan proceeds in cash or if the loan proceeds are deposited in an account, you can treat any payment (up to the amount of the proceeds) made from any account you own, or from cash, as made from those proceeds. 1040ez form 2014 This applies to any payment made within 30 days before or after the proceeds are received in cash or deposited in your account. 1040ez form 2014   If you received the loan proceeds in cash, you can treat the payment as made on the date you received the cash instead of the date you actually made the payment. 1040ez form 2014 Payments on debt may require new allocation. 1040ez form 2014   As you repay a debt used for more than one purpose, you must reallocate the balance. 1040ez form 2014 You must first reduce the amount allocated to personal purposes by the repayment. 1040ez form 2014 You then reallocate the rest of the debt to find what part is for investment purposes. 1040ez form 2014 Example 3. 1040ez form 2014 If, in Example 2 , you repay $500 on November 1, the entire repayment is applied against the amount allocated to personal purposes. 1040ez form 2014 The debt balance is now allocated as $8,000 for investment purposes and $1,500 for personal purposes. 1040ez form 2014 Until the next reallocation is necessary, 84% ($8,000 ÷ $9,500) of the debt and the interest expense is allocated to investment. 1040ez form 2014 Pass-through entities. 1040ez form 2014   If you use borrowed funds to buy an interest in a partnership or S corporation, then the interest on those funds must be allocated based on the assets of the entity. 1040ez form 2014 If you contribute to the capital of the entity, you can make the allocation using any reasonable method. 1040ez form 2014 Additional allocation rules. 1040ez form 2014   For more information about allocating interest expense, see chapter 4 of Publication 535. 1040ez form 2014 When To Deduct Investment Interest If you use the cash method of accounting, you must pay the interest before you can deduct it. 1040ez form 2014 If you use an accrual method of accounting, you can deduct interest over the period it accrues, regardless of when you pay it. 1040ez form 2014 For an exception, see Unpaid expenses owed to related party under When To Report Investment Expenses, later in this chapter. 1040ez form 2014 Example. 1040ez form 2014 You borrowed $1,000 on August 26, 2013, payable in 90 days at 12% interest. 1040ez form 2014 On November 26, 2013, you paid this with a new note for $1,030, due on February 26, 2014. 1040ez form 2014 If you use the cash method of accounting, you cannot deduct any part of the $30 interest on your return for 2013 because you did not actually pay it. 1040ez form 2014 If you use an accrual method, you may be able to deduct a portion of the interest on the loans through December 31, 2013, on your return for 2013. 1040ez form 2014 Interest paid in advance. 1040ez form 2014   Generally, if you pay interest in advance for a period that goes beyond the end of the tax year, you must spread the interest over the tax years to which it belongs under the OID rules discussed in chapter 1. 1040ez form 2014 You can deduct in each year only the interest for that year. 1040ez form 2014 Interest on margin accounts. 1040ez form 2014   If you are a cash method taxpayer, you can deduct interest on margin accounts to buy taxable securities as investment interest in the year you paid it. 1040ez form 2014 You are considered to have paid interest on these accounts only when you actually pay the broker or when payment becomes available to the broker through your account. 1040ez form 2014 Payment may become available to the broker through your account when the broker collects dividends or interest for your account, or sells securities held for you or received from you. 1040ez form 2014   You cannot deduct any interest on money borrowed for personal reasons. 1040ez form 2014 Limit on interest deduction for market discount bonds. 1040ez form 2014   The amount you can deduct for interest expense you paid or accrued during the year to buy or carry a market discount bond may be limited. 1040ez form 2014 This limit does not apply if you accrue the market discount and include it in your income currently. 1040ez form 2014   Under this limit, the interest is deductible only to the extent it is more than: The total interest and OID includible in gross income for the bond for the year, plus The market discount for the number of days you held the bond during the year. 1040ez form 2014 Figure the amount in (2) above using the rules for figuring accrued market discount in chapter 1 under Market Discount Bonds . 1040ez form 2014 Interest not deducted due to limit. 1040ez form 2014   In the year you dispose of the bond, you can deduct any interest expense you were not allowed to deduct in earlier years because of the limit. 1040ez form 2014 Choosing to deduct disallowed interest expense before the year of disposition. 1040ez form 2014   You can choose to deduct disallowed interest expense in any year before the year you dispose of the bond, up to your net interest income from the bond during the year. 1040ez form 2014 The rest of the disallowed interest expense remains deductible in the year you dispose of the bond. 1040ez form 2014 Net interest income. 1040ez form 2014   This is the interest income (including OID) from the bond that you include in income for the year, minus the interest expense paid or accrued during the year to purchase or carry the bond. 1040ez form 2014 Limit on interest deduction for short-term obligations. 1040ez form 2014   If the current income inclusion rules discussed in chapter 1 under Discount on Short-Term Obligations do not apply to you, the amount you can deduct for interest expense you paid or accrued during the year to buy or carry a short-term obligation is limited. 1040ez form 2014   The interest is deductible only to the extent it is more than: The amount of acquisition discount or OID on the obligation for the tax year, plus The amount of any interest payable on the obligation for the year that is not included in income because of your accounting method (other than interest taken into account in determining the amount of acquisition discount or OID). 1040ez form 2014 The method of determining acquisition discount and OID for short-term obligations is discussed in chapter 1 under Discount on Short-Term Obligations . 1040ez form 2014 Interest not deducted due to limit. 1040ez form 2014   In the year you dispose of the obligation, or, if you choose, in another year in which you have net interest income from the obligation, you can deduct any interest expense you were not allowed to deduct for an earlier year because of the limit. 1040ez form 2014 Follow the same rules provided in the earlier discussion under Limit on interest deduction for market discount bonds , earlier. 1040ez form 2014 Limit on Deduction Generally, your deduction for investment interest expense is limited to your net investment income. 1040ez form 2014 You can carry over the amount of investment interest you could not deduct because of this limit to the next tax year. 1040ez form 2014 The interest carried over is treated as investment interest paid or accrued in that next year. 1040ez form 2014 You can carry over disallowed investment interest to the next tax year even if it is more than your taxable income in the year the interest was paid or accrued. 1040ez form 2014 Net Investment Income Determine the amount of your net investment income by subtracting your investment expenses (other than interest expense) from your investment income. 1040ez form 2014 Investment income. 1040ez form 2014   This generally includes your gross income from property held for investment (such as interest, dividends, annuities, and royalties). 1040ez form 2014 Investment income does not include Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. 1040ez form 2014 It also does not include qualified dividends or net capital gain unless you choose to include them. 1040ez form 2014 Choosing to include qualified dividends. 1040ez form 2014   Investment income generally does not include qualified dividends, discussed in chapter 1. 1040ez form 2014 However, you can choose to include all or part of your qualified dividends in investment income. 1040ez form 2014   You make this choice by completing Form 4952, line 4g, according to its instructions. 1040ez form 2014   If you choose to include any of your qualified dividends in investment income, you must reduce your qualified dividends that are eligible for the lower capital gains tax rates by the same amount. 1040ez form 2014 Choosing to include net capital gain. 1040ez form 2014    Investment income generally does not include net capital gain from disposing of investment property (including capital gain distributions from mutual funds). 1040ez form 2014 However, you can choose to include all or part of your net capital gain in investment income. 1040ez form 2014   You make this choice by completing Form 4952, line 4g, according to its instructions. 1040ez form 2014   If you choose to include any of your net capital gain in investment income, you must reduce your net capital gain that is eligible for the lower capital gains tax rates by the same amount. 1040ez form 2014   For more information about the capital gains rates, see Capital Gain Tax Rates in chapter 4. 1040ez form 2014    Before making either choice, consider the overall effect on your tax liability. 1040ez form 2014 Compare your tax if you make one or both of these choices with your tax if you do not. 1040ez form 2014 Investment income of child reported on parent's return. 1040ez form 2014   Investment income includes the part of your child's interest and dividend income you choose to report on your return. 1040ez form 2014 If the child does not have qualified dividends, Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, or capital gain distributions, this is the amount on line 6 of Form 8814. 1040ez form 2014 Include it on line 4a of Form 4952. 1040ez form 2014 Example. 1040ez form 2014 Your 8-year-old son has interest income of $2,200, which you choose to report on your own return. 1040ez form 2014 You enter $2,200 on Form 8814, lines 1a and 4, and $200 on lines 6 and 12 and complete Part II. 1040ez form 2014 Also enter $200 on Form 1040, line 21. 1040ez form 2014 Your investment income includes this $200. 1040ez form 2014 Child's qualified dividends. 1040ez form 2014   If part of the amount you report is your child's qualified dividends, that part (which is reported on Form 1040, line 9b) generally does not count as investment income. 1040ez form 2014 However, you can choose to include all or part of it in investment income, as explained under Choosing to include qualified dividends , earlier. 1040ez form 2014   Your investment income also includes the amount on Form 8814, line 12 (or, if applicable, the reduced amount figured next under Child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends). 1040ez form 2014 Child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. 1040ez form 2014   If part of the amount you report is your child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, that part does not count as investment income. 1040ez form 2014 To figure the amount of your child's income that you can consider your investment income, start with the amount on Form 8814, line 6. 1040ez form 2014 Multiply that amount by a percentage that is equal to the Alaska Permanent Fund dividends divided by the total amount on Form 8814, line 4. 1040ez form 2014 Subtract the result from the amount on Form 8814, line 12. 1040ez form 2014 Example. 1040ez form 2014 Your 10-year-old child has taxable interest income of $4,000 and Alaska Permanent Fund dividends of $2,000. 1040ez form 2014 You choose to report this on your return. 1040ez form 2014 You enter $4,000 on Form 8814, line 1a, $2,000 on line 2a, and $6,000 on line 4. 1040ez form 2014 You then enter $4,000 on Form 8814, lines 6 and 12, and Form 1040, line 21. 1040ez form 2014 You figure the amount of your child's income that you can consider your investment income as follows: $4,000 − ($4,000 × ($2,000 ÷ $6,000)) = $2,667 You include the result, $2,667, on Form 4952, line 4a. 1040ez form 2014 Child's capital gain distributions. 1040ez form 2014   If part of the amount you report is your child's capital gain distributions, that part (which is reported on Schedule D (Form 1040), line 13, or Form 1040, line 13) generally does not count as investment income. 1040ez form 2014 However, you can choose to include all or part of it in investment income, as explained in Choosing to include net capital gain , earlier. 1040ez form 2014   Your investment income also includes the amount on Form 8814, line 12 (or, if applicable, the reduced amount figured under Child's Alaska Permanent Fund dividends , earlier). 1040ez form 2014 Investment expenses. 1040ez form 2014   Investment expenses are your allowed deductions (other than interest expense) directly connected with the production of investment income. 1040ez form 2014 Investment expenses that are included as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040) are allowable deductions after applying the 2% limit that applies to miscellaneous itemized deductions. 1040ez form 2014 Use the smaller of: The investment expenses included on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23, or The amount on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 27. 1040ez form 2014 See Expenses of Producing Income , later, for a discussion of the 2% limit. 1040ez form 2014 Losses from passive activities. 1040ez form 2014   Income or expenses that you used in computing income or loss from a passive activity are not included in determining your investment income or investment expenses (including investment interest expense). 1040ez form 2014 See Publication 925 for information about passive activities. 1040ez form 2014 Example. 1040ez form 2014 Ted is a partner in a partnership that operates a business. 1040ez form 2014 However, he does not materially participate in the partnership's business. 1040ez form 2014 Ted's interest in the partnership is considered a passive activity. 1040ez form 2014 Ted's investment income from interest and dividends (other than qualified dividends) is $10,000. 1040ez form 2014 His investment expenses (other than interest) are $3,200 after taking into account the 2% limit on miscellaneous itemized deductions. 1040ez form 2014 His investment interest expense is $8,000. 1040ez form 2014 Ted also has income from the partnership of $2,000. 1040ez form 2014 Ted figures his net investment income and the limit on his investment interest expense deduction in the following way: Total investment income $10,000 Minus: Investment expenses (other than interest) 3,200 Net investment income $6,800 Deductible investment interest expense for the year $6,800 The $2,000 of income from the passive activity is not used in determining Ted's net investment income. 1040ez form 2014 His investment interest deduction for the year is limited to $6,800, the amount of his net investment income. 1040ez form 2014 Form 4952 Use Form 4952 to figure your deduction for investment interest. 1040ez form 2014 See Form 4952 for more information. 1040ez form 2014 Exception to use of Form 4952. 1040ez form 2014   You do not have to complete Form 4952 or attach it to your return if you meet all of the following tests. 1040ez form 2014 Your investment interest expense is not more than your investment income from interest and ordinary dividends minus any qualified dividends. 1040ez form 2014 You do not have any other deductible investment expenses. 1040ez form 2014 You have no carryover of investment interest expense from 2012. 1040ez form 2014   If you meet all of these tests, you can deduct all of your investment interest. 1040ez form 2014    Bond Premium Amortization If you pay a premium to buy a bond, the premium is part of your basis in the bond. 1040ez form 2014 If the bond yields taxable interest, you can choose to amortize the premium. 1040ez form 2014 This generally means that each year, over the life of the bond, you use a part of the premium to reduce the amount of interest includible in your income. 1040ez form 2014 If you make this choice, you must reduce your basis in the bond by the amortization for the year. 1040ez form 2014 If the bond yields tax-exempt interest, you must amortize the premium. 1040ez form 2014 This amortized amount is not deductible in determining taxable income. 1040ez form 2014 However, each year you must reduce your basis in the bond (and tax-exempt interest otherwise reportable on Form 1040, line 8b) by the amortization for the year. 1040ez form 2014 Bond premium. 1040ez form 2014   Bond premium is the amount by which your basis in the bond right after you get it is more than the total of all amounts payable on the bond after you get it (other than payments of qualified stated interest). 1040ez form 2014 For example, a bond with a maturity value of $1,000 generally would have a $50 premium if you buy it for $1,050. 1040ez form 2014 Special rules to determine amounts payable on a bond. 1040ez form 2014   For special rules that apply to determine the amounts payable on a variable rate bond, an inflation-indexed debt instrument, a bond that provides for certain alternative payment schedules (for example, a bond callable prior to the stated maturity date of the bond), or a bond that provides for remote or incidental contingencies, see Regulations section 1. 1040ez form 2014 171-3. 1040ez form 2014 Basis. 1040ez form 2014   In general, your basis for figuring bond premium amortization is the same as your basis for figuring any loss on the sale of the bond. 1040ez form 2014 However, you may need to use a different basis for: Convertible bonds, Bonds you got in a trade, and Bonds whose basis has to be determined using the basis of the person who transferred the bond to you. 1040ez form 2014 See Regulations section 1. 1040ez form 2014 171-1(e). 1040ez form 2014 Dealers. 1040ez form 2014   A dealer in taxable bonds (or anyone who holds them mainly for sale to customers in the ordinary course of a trade or business or who would properly include bonds in inventory at the close of the tax year) cannot claim a deduction for amortizable bond premium. 1040ez form 2014   See section 75 of the Internal Revenue Code for the treatment of bond premium by a dealer in tax-exempt bonds. 1040ez form 2014 How To Figure Amortization For bonds issued after September 27, 1985, you must amortize bond premium using a constant yield method on the basis of the bond's yield to maturity, determined by using the bond's basis and compounding at the close of each accrual period. 1040ez form 2014 Constant yield method. 1040ez form 2014   Figure the bond premium amortization for each accrual period as follows. 1040ez form 2014 Step 1: Determine your yield. 1040ez form 2014   Your yield is the discount rate that, when used in figuring the present value of all remaining payments to be made on the bond (including payments of qualified stated interest), produces an amount equal to your basis in the bond. 1040ez form 2014 Figure the yield as of the date you got the bond. 1040ez form 2014 It must be constant over the term of the bond and must be figured to at least two decimal places when expressed as a percentage. 1040ez form 2014   If you do not know the yield, consult your broker or tax advisor. 1040ez form 2014 Databases available to them are likely to show the yield at the date of purchase. 1040ez form 2014 Step 2: Determine the accrual periods. 1040ez form 2014   You can choose the accrual periods to use. 1040ez form 2014 They may be of any length and may vary in length over the term of the bond, but each accrual period can be no longer than 1 year and each scheduled payment of principal or interest must occur either on the first or the final day of an accrual period. 1040ez form 2014 The computation is simplest if accrual periods are the same as the intervals between interest payment dates. 1040ez form 2014 Step 3: Determine the bond premium for the accrual period. 1040ez form 2014   To do this, multiply your adjusted acquisition price at the beginning of the accrual period by your yield. 1040ez form 2014 Then subtract the result from the qualified stated interest for the period. 1040ez form 2014   Your adjusted acquisition price at the beginning of the first accrual period is the same as your basis. 1040ez form 2014 After that, it is your basis decreased by the amount of bond premium amortized for earlier periods and the amount of any payment previously made on the bond other than a payment of qualified stated interest. 1040ez form 2014 Example. 1040ez form 2014 On February 1, 2012, you bought a taxable bond for $110,000. 1040ez form 2014 The bond has a stated principal amount of $100,000, payable at maturity on February 1, 2019, making your premium $10,000 ($110,000 − $100,000). 1040ez form 2014 The bond pays qualified stated interest of $10,000 on February 1 of each year. 1040ez form 2014 Your yield is 8. 1040ez form 2014 07439% compounded annually. 1040ez form 2014 You choose to use annual accrual periods ending on February 1 of each year. 1040ez form 2014 To find your bond premium amortization for the accrual period ending on February 1, 2013, you multiply the adjusted acquisition price at the beginning of the period ($110,000) by your yield. 1040ez form 2014 When you subtract the result ($8,881. 1040ez form 2014 83) from the qualified stated interest for the period ($10,000), you find that your bond premium amortization for the period is $1,118. 1040ez form 2014 17. 1040ez form 2014 Special rules to figure amortization. 1040ez form 2014   For special rules to figure the bond premium amortization on a variable rate bond, an inflation-indexed debt instrument, a bond that provides for certain alternative payment schedules (for example, a bond callable prior to the stated maturity date of the bond), or a bond that provides for remote or incidental contingencies, see Regulations section 1. 1040ez form 2014 171-3. 1040ez form 2014 Bonds Issued Before September 28, 1985 For these bonds, you can amortize bond premium using any reasonable method. 1040ez form 2014 Reasonable methods include: The straight-line method, and The Revenue Ruling 82-10 method. 1040ez form 2014 Straight-line method. 1040ez form 2014   Under this method, the amount of your bond premium amortization is the same each month. 1040ez form 2014 Divide the number of months you held the bond during the year by the number of months from the beginning of the tax year (or, if later, the date of acquisition) to the date of maturity or earlier call date. 1040ez form 2014 Then multiply the result by the bond premium (reduced by any bond premium amortization claimed in earlier years). 1040ez form 2014 This gives you your bond premium amortization for the year. 1040ez form 2014 Revenue Ruling 82-10 method. 1040ez form 2014   Under this method, the amount of your bond premium amortization increases each month over the life of the bond. 1040ez form 2014 This method is explained in Revenue Ruling 82-10, 1982-1 C. 1040ez form 2014 B. 1040ez form 2014 46. 1040ez form 2014 Choosing To Amortize You choose to amortize the premium on taxable bonds by reporting the amortization for the year on your income tax return for the first tax year you want the choice to apply. 1040ez form 2014 You should attach a statement to your return that you are making this choice under section 171. 1040ez form 2014 See How To Report Amortization, next. 1040ez form 2014 This choice is binding for the year you make it and for later tax years. 1040ez form 2014 It applies to all taxable bonds you own in the year you make the choice and also to those you acquire in later years. 1040ez form 2014 You can change your decision to amortize bond premium only with the written approval of the IRS. 1040ez form 2014 To request approval, use Form 3115. 1040ez form 2014 For more information on requesting approval, see section 5 of the Appendix to Revenue Procedure 2011-14 in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2011-4. 1040ez form 2014 You can find Revenue Procedure 2011-14 at www. 1040ez form 2014 irs. 1040ez form 2014 gov/irb/2011-04_IRB/ar08. 1040ez form 2014 html. 1040ez form 2014 How To Report Amortization Subtract the bond premium amortization from your interest income from these bonds. 1040ez form 2014 Report the bond's interest on Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), line 1. 1040ez form 2014 Under your last entry on line 1, put a subtotal of all interest listed on line 1. 1040ez form 2014 Below this subtotal, print “ABP Adjustment,” and the total interest you received. 1040ez form 2014 Subtract this amount from the subtotal, and enter the result on line 2. 1040ez form 2014 Bond premium amortization more than interest. 1040ez form 2014   If the amount of your bond premium amortization for an accrual period is more than the qualified stated interest for the period, you can deduct the difference as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28. 1040ez form 2014    But your deduction is limited to the amount by which your total interest inclusions on the bond in prior accrual periods is more than your total bond premium deductions on the bond in prior periods. 1040ez form 2014 Any amount you cannot deduct because of this limit can be carried forward to the next accrual period. 1040ez form 2014 Pre-1998 election to amortize bond premium. 1040ez form 2014   Generally, if you first elected to amortize bond premium before 1998, the above treatment of the premium does not apply to bonds you acquired before 1988. 1040ez form 2014 Bonds acquired before October 23, 1986. 1040ez form 2014   The amortization of the premium on these bonds is a miscellaneous itemized deduction not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. 1040ez form 2014 Bonds acquired after October 22, 1986, but before 1988. 1040ez form 2014    The amortization of the premium on these bonds is investment interest expense subject to the investment interest limit, unless you choose to treat it as an offset to interest income on the bond. 1040ez form 2014 Expenses of Producing Income You deduct investment expenses (other than interest expenses) as miscellaneous itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). 1040ez form 2014 To be deductible, these expenses must be ordinary and necessary expenses paid or incurred: To produce or collect income, or To manage property held for producing income. 1040ez form 2014 The expenses must be directly related to the income or income-producing property, and the income must be taxable to you. 1040ez form 2014 The deduction for most income-producing expenses is subject to a 2% limit that also applies to certain other miscellaneous itemized deductions. 1040ez form 2014 The amount deductible is limited to the total of these miscellaneous deductions that is more than 2% of your adjusted gross income. 1040ez form 2014 For information on how to report expenses of producing income, see How To Report Investment Expenses , later. 1040ez form 2014 Attorney or accounting fees. 1040ez form 2014   You can deduct attorney or accounting fees that are necessary to produce or collect taxable income. 1040ez form 2014 However, in some cases, attorney or accounting fees are part of the basis of property. 1040ez form 2014 See Basis of Investment Property in chapter 4. 1040ez form 2014 Automatic investment service and dividend reinvestment plans. 1040ez form 2014   A bank may offer its checking account customers an automatic investment service so that, for a charge, each customer can choose to invest a part of the checking account each month in common stock. 1040ez form 2014 Or a bank that is a dividend disbursing agent for a number of publicly-owned corporations may set up an automatic dividend reinvestment service. 1040ez form 2014 Through that service, cash dividends are reinvested in more shares of stock after the bank deducts a service charge. 1040ez form 2014   A corporation in which you own stock also may have a dividend reinvestment plan. 1040ez form 2014 This plan lets you choose to use your dividends to buy more shares of stock in the corporation instead of receiving the dividends in cash. 1040ez form 2014   You can deduct the monthly service charge you pay to a bank to participate in an automatic investment service. 1040ez form 2014 If you participate in a dividend reinvestment plan, you can deduct any service charge subtracted from your cash dividends before the dividends are used to buy more shares of stock. 1040ez form 2014 Deduct the charges in the year you pay them. 1040ez form 2014 Clerical help and office rent. 1040ez form 2014   You can deduct office expenses, such as rent and clerical help, you incurred in connection with your investments and collecting the taxable income on your investments. 1040ez form 2014 Cost of replacing missing securities. 1040ez form 2014   To replace your taxable securities that are mislaid, lost, stolen, or destroyed, you may have to post an indemnity bond. 1040ez form 2014 You can deduct the premium you pay to buy the indemnity bond and the related incidental expenses. 1040ez form 2014   You may, however, get a refund of part of the bond premium if the missing securities are recovered within a specified time. 1040ez form 2014 Under certain types of insurance policies, you can recover some of the expenses. 1040ez form 2014   If you receive the refund in the tax year you pay the amounts, you can deduct only the difference between the expenses paid and the amount refunded. 1040ez form 2014 If the refund is made in a later tax year, you must include the refund in income in the year you received it, but only to the extent that the expenses decreased your tax in the year you deducted them. 1040ez form 2014 Fees to collect income. 1040ez form 2014   You can deduct fees you pay to a broker, bank, trustee, or similar agent to collect investment income, such as your taxable bond or mortgage interest, or your dividends on shares of stock. 1040ez form 2014 Fees to buy or sell. 1040ez form 2014   You cannot deduct a fee you pay to a broker to acquire investment property, such as stocks or bonds. 1040ez form 2014 You must add the fee to the cost of the property. 1040ez form 2014 See Basis of Investment Property in chapter 4. 1040ez form 2014    You cannot deduct any broker's fees, commissions, or option premiums you pay (or that were netted out) in connection with the sale of investment property. 1040ez form 2014 They can be used only to figure gain or loss from the sale. 1040ez form 2014 See Reporting Capital Gains and Losses , in chapter 4, for more information about the treatment of these sale expenses. 1040ez form 2014 Investment counsel and advice. 1040ez form 2014   You can deduct fees you pay for counsel and advice about investments that produce taxable income. 1040ez form 2014 This includes amounts you pay for investment advisory services. 1040ez form 2014 Safe deposit box rent. 1040ez form 2014   You can deduct rent you pay for a safe deposit box if you use the box to store taxable income-producing stocks, bonds, or other investment-related papers and documents. 1040ez form 2014 If you also use the box to store tax-exempt securities or personal items, you can deduct only part of the rent. 1040ez form 2014 See Tax-exempt income under Nondeductible Expenses, later, to figure what part you can deduct. 1040ez form 2014 State and local transfer taxes. 1040ez form 2014   You cannot deduct the state and local transfer taxes you pay when you buy or sell securities. 1040ez form 2014 If you pay these transfer taxes when you buy securities, you must treat them as part of the cost of the property. 1040ez form 2014 If you pay these transfer taxes when you sell securities, you must treat them as a reduction in the amount realized. 1040ez form 2014 Trustee's commissions for revocable trust. 1040ez form 2014   If you set up a revocable trust and have its income distributed to you, you can deduct the commission you pay the trustee for managing the trust to the extent it is to produce or collect taxable income or to manage property. 1040ez form 2014 However, you cannot deduct any part of the commission used for producing or collecting tax-exempt income or for managing property that produces tax-exempt income. 1040ez form 2014   If you are a cash-basis taxpayer and pay the commissions for several years in advance, you must deduct a part of the commission each year. 1040ez form 2014 You cannot deduct the entire amount in the year you pay it. 1040ez form 2014 Investment expenses from pass-through entities. 1040ez form 2014   If you hold an interest in a partnership, S corporation, real estate mortgage investment conduit (REMIC), or a nonpublicly offered mutual fund, you can deduct your share of that entity's investment expenses. 1040ez form 2014 A partnership or S corporation will show your share of these expenses on your Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) or Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S). 1040ez form 2014 A nonpublicly offered mutual fund will indicate your share of these expenses in box 5 of Form 1099-DIV (or substitute statement). 1040ez form 2014 Publicly-offered mutual funds are discussed later. 1040ez form 2014   If you hold an interest in a REMIC, any expenses relating to your residual interest investment will be shown on Schedule Q (Form 1066), line 3b. 1040ez form 2014 Any expenses relating to your regular interest investment will appear in box 5 of Form 1099-INT (or substitute statement) or box 9 of Form 1099-OID (or substitute statement). 1040ez form 2014   Report your share of these investment expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040), subject to the 2% limit, in the same manner as your other investment expenses. 1040ez form 2014 Including mutual fund or REMIC expenses in income. 1040ez form 2014   Your share of the investment expenses of a REMIC or a nonpublicly offered mutual fund, as described above, are considered to be indirect deductions through that pass-through entity. 1040ez form 2014 You must include in your gross income an amount equal to the expenses allocated to you, whether or not you are able to claim a deduction for those expenses. 1040ez form 2014 If you are a shareholder in a nonpublicly offered mutual fund, you must include on your return the full amount of ordinary dividends or other distributions of stock, as shown in box 1a of Form 1099-DIV (or substitute statement). 1040ez form 2014 If you are a residual interest holder in a REMIC, you must report as ordinary income on Schedule E (Form 1040) the total amounts shown on Schedule Q (Form 1066), lines 1b and 3b. 1040ez form 2014 If you are a REMIC regular interest holder, you must include the amount of any expense allocation you received on Form 1040, line 8a. 1040ez form 2014 Publicly-offered mutual funds. 1040ez form 2014   Most mutual funds are publicly offered. 1040ez form 2014 These mutual funds, generally, are traded on an established securities exchange. 1040ez form 2014 These funds do not pass investment expenses through to you. 1040ez form 2014 Instead, the dividend income they report to you in box 1a of Form 1099-DIV (or substitute statement) is already reduced by your share of investment expenses. 1040ez form 2014 As a result, you cannot deduct the expenses on your return. 1040ez form 2014   Include the amount from box 1a of Form 1099-DIV (or substitute statement) in your income. 1040ez form 2014    A publicly offered mutual fund is one that: Is continuously offered pursuant to a public offering, Is regularly traded on an established securities market, and Is held by or for no fewer than 500 persons at any time during the year. 1040ez form 2014 Contact your mutual fund if you are not sure whether it is publicly offered. 1040ez form 2014 Nondeductible Expenses Some expenses that you incur as an investor are not deductible. 1040ez form 2014 Stockholders' meetings. 1040ez form 2014   You cannot deduct transportation and other expenses you pay to attend stockholders' meetings of companies in which you have no interest other than owning stock. 1040ez form 2014 This is true even if your purpose in attending is to get information that would be useful in making further investments. 1040ez form 2014 Investment-related seminar. 1040ez form 2014   You cannot deduct expenses for attending a convention, seminar, or similar meeting for investment purposes. 1040ez form 2014 Single-premium life insurance, endowment, and annuity contracts. 1040ez form 2014   You cannot deduct interest on money you borrow to buy or carry a single-premium life insurance, endowment, or annuity contract. 1040ez form 2014 Used as collateral. 1040ez form 2014   If you use a single premium annuity contract as collateral to obtain or continue a mortgage loan, you cannot deduct any interest on the loan that is collateralized by the annuity contract. 1040ez form 2014 Figure the amount of interest expense disallowed by multiplying the current interest rate on the mortgage loan by the lesser of the amount of the annuity contract used as collateral or the amount of the loan. 1040ez form 2014 Borrowing on insurance. 1040ez form 2014   Generally, you cannot deduct interest on money you borrow to buy or carry a life insurance, endowment, or annuity contract if you plan to systematically borrow part or all of the increases in the cash value of the contract. 1040ez form 2014 This rule applies to the interest on the total amount borrowed to buy or carry the contract, not just the interest on the borrowed increases in the cash value. 1040ez form 2014 Tax-exempt income. 1040ez form 2014   You cannot deduct expenses you incur to produce tax-exempt income. 1040ez form 2014 Nor can you deduct interest on money you borrow to buy tax-exempt securities or shares in a mutual fund or other regulated investment company that distributes only exempt-interest dividends. 1040ez form 2014 Short-sale expenses. 1040ez form 2014   The rule disallowing a deduction for interest expenses on tax-exempt securities applies to amounts you pay in connection with personal property used in a short sale or amounts paid by others for the use of any collateral in connection with the short sale. 1040ez form 2014 However, it does not apply to the expenses you incur if you deposit cash as collateral for the property used in the short sale and the cash does not earn a material return during the period of the sale. 1040ez form 2014 Short sales are discussed in Short Sales in chapter 4. 1040ez form 2014 Expenses for both tax-exempt and taxable income. 1040ez form 2014   You may have expenses that are for both tax-exempt and taxable income. 1040ez form 2014 If you cannot specifically identify what part of the expenses is for each type of income, you can divide the expenses, using reasonable proportions based on facts and circumstances. 1040ez form 2014 You must attach a statement to your return showing how you divided the expenses and stating that each deduction claimed is not based on tax-exempt income. 1040ez form 2014   One accepted method for dividing expenses is to do it in the same proportion that each type of income is to the total income. 1040ez form 2014 If the expenses relate in part to capital gains and losses, include the gains, but not the losses, in figuring this proportion. 1040ez form 2014 To find the part of the expenses that is for the tax-exempt income, divide your tax-exempt income by the total income and multiply your expenses by the result. 1040ez form 2014 Example. 1040ez form 2014 You received $6,000 interest; $4,800 was tax-exempt and $1,200 was taxable. 1040ez form 2014 In earning this income, you had $500 of expenses. 1040ez form 2014 You cannot specifically identify the amount of each expense item that is for each income item, so you must divide your expenses. 1040ez form 2014 80% ($4,800 tax-exempt interest divided by $6,000 total interest) of your expenses is for the tax-exempt income. 1040ez form 2014 You cannot deduct $400 (80% of $500) of the expenses. 1040ez form 2014 You can deduct $100 (the rest of the expenses) because they are for the taxable interest. 1040ez form 2014 State income taxes. 1040ez form 2014   If you itemize your deductions, you can deduct, as taxes, state income taxes on interest income that is exempt from federal income tax. 1040ez form 2014 But you cannot deduct, as either taxes or investment expenses, state income taxes on other exempt income. 1040ez form 2014 Interest expense and carrying charges on straddles. 1040ez form 2014   You cannot deduct interest and carrying charges allocable to personal property that is part of a straddle. 1040ez form 2014 The nondeductible interest and carrying charges are added to the basis of the straddle property. 1040ez form 2014 However, this treatment does not apply if: All the offsetting positions making up the straddle either consist of one or more qualified covered call options and the optioned stock, or consist of section 1256 contracts (and the straddle is not part of a larger straddle); or The straddle is a hedging transaction. 1040ez form 2014  For information about straddles, including definitions of the terms used in this discussion, see Straddles in chapter 4. 1040ez form 2014   Interest includes any amount you pay or incur in connection with personal property used in a short sale. 1040ez form 2014 However, you must first apply the rules discussed in Payments in lieu of dividends under Short Sales in chapter 4. 1040ez form 2014   To determine the interest on market discount bonds and short-term obligations that are part of a straddle, you must first apply the rules discussed under Limit on interest deduction for market discount bonds and Limit on interest deduction for short-term obligations (both under Interest Expenses, earlier). 1040ez form 2014 Nondeductible amount. 1040ez form 2014   Figure the nondeductible interest and carrying charges on straddle property as follows. 1040ez form 2014 Add: Interest on indebtedness incurred or continued to buy or carry the personal property, and All other amounts (including charges to insure, store, or transport the personal property) paid or incurred to carry the personal property. 1040ez form 2014 Subtract from the amount in (1): Interest (including OID) includible in gross income for the year on the personal property, Any income from the personal property treated as ordinary income on the disposition of short-term government obligations or as ordinary income under the market discount and short-term bond provisions — see Discount on Debt Instruments in chapter 1, The dividends includible in gross income for the year from the personal property, and Any payment on a loan of the personal property for use in a short sale that is includible in gross income. 1040ez form 2014 Basis adjustment. 1040ez form 2014   Add the nondeductible amount to the basis of your straddle property. 1040ez form 2014 How To Report Investment Expenses To deduct your investment expenses, you must itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). 1040ez form 2014 Enter your deductible investment interest expense on Schedule A (Form1040), line 14. 1040ez form 2014 Include any deductible short sale expenses. 1040ez form 2014 (See Short Sales in chapter 4 for information on these expenses. 1040ez form 2014 ) Also attach a completed Form 4952 if you used that form to figure your investment interest expense. 1040ez form 2014 Enter the total amount of your other investment expenses (other than interest expenses) on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23. 1040ez form 2014 List the type and amount of each expense on the dotted lines next to line 23. 1040ez form 2014 (If necessary, you can show the required information on an attached statement. 1040ez form 2014 ) For information on how to report amortizable bond premium, see Bond Premium Amortization , earlier in this chapter. 1040ez form 2014 When To Report Investment Expenses If you use the cash method to report income and expenses, you generally deduct your expenses, except for certain prepaid interest, in the year you pay them. 1040ez form 2014 If you use an accrual method, you generally deduct your expenses when you incur a liability for them, rather than when you pay them. 1040ez form 2014 Also see When To Deduct Investment Interest , earlier in this chapter. 1040ez form 2014 Unpaid expenses owed to related party. 1040ez form 2014   If you use an accrual method, you cannot deduct interest and other expenses owed to a related cash-basis person until payment is made and the amount is includible in the gross income of that person. 1040ez form 2014 The relationship, for purposes of this rule, is determined as of the end of the tax year for which the interest or expense would otherwise be deductible. 1040ez form 2014 If a deduction is denied under this rule, this rule will continue to apply even if your relationship with the person ceases to exist before the amount is includible in the gross income of that person. 1040ez form 2014   This rule generally applies to those relationships listed in chapter 4 under Related Party Transactions . 1040ez form 2014 It also applies to accruals by partnerships to partners, partners to partnerships, shareholders to S corporations, and S corporations to shareholders. 1040ez form 2014   The postponement of deductions for unpaid expenses and interest under the related party rule does not apply to OID, regardless of when payment is made. 1040ez form 2014 This rule also does not apply to loans with below-market interest rates or to certain payments for the use of property and services when the lender or recipient has to include payments periodically in income, even if a payment has not been made. 1040ez form 2014 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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1040ez form 2014 Publication 15-A - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 15-A, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 1040ez form 2014 irs. 1040ez form 2014 gov/pub15a. 1040ez form 2014 What's New Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. 1040ez form 2014  The social security tax rate is 6. 1040ez form 2014 2% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. 1040ez form 2014 The social security wage base limit is $117,000. 1040ez form 2014 The Medicare tax rate is 1. 1040ez form 2014 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. 1040ez form 2014 There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. 1040ez form 2014 Social security and Medicare taxes apply to the wages of household workers you pay $1,900 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. 1040ez form 2014 Social security and Medicare taxes apply to election workers who are paid $1,600 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. 1040ez form 2014 Withholding allowance. 1040ez form 2014  The 2014 amount for one withholding allowance on an annual basis is $3,950. 1040ez form 2014 Same-sex marriage. 1040ez form 2014  For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are considered married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. 1040ez form 2014 For more information, see Revenue Ruling 2013-17, 2013-38 I. 1040ez form 2014 R. 1040ez form 2014 B. 1040ez form 2014 201, available at www. 1040ez form 2014 irs. 1040ez form 2014 gov/irb/2013-38_IRB/ar07. 1040ez form 2014 html. 1040ez form 2014 Notice 2013-61 provides special administrative procedures for employers to make claims for refunds or adjustments of overpayments of social security and Medicare taxes with respect to certain same-sex spouse benefits before expiration of the period of limitations. 1040ez form 2014 Notice 2013-61, 2013-44 I. 1040ez form 2014 R. 1040ez form 2014 B. 1040ez form 2014 432, is available at www. 1040ez form 2014 irs. 1040ez form 2014 gov/irb/2013-44_IRB/ar10. 1040ez form 2014 html. 1040ez form 2014 Reminders Additional Medicare Tax withholding. 1040ez form 2014 . 1040ez form 2014  In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. 1040ez form 2014 45%, you must withhold a 0. 1040ez form 2014 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. 1040ez form 2014 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. 1040ez form 2014 Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. 1040ez form 2014 There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. 1040ez form 2014 All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. 1040ez form 2014 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. 1040ez form 2014 For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. 1040ez form 2014 gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. 1040ez form 2014 Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans. 1040ez form 2014  The work opportunity tax credit is available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work on or after November 22, 2011, and before January 1, 2014. 1040ez form 2014 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. 1040ez form 2014 For more information, visit IRS. 1040ez form 2014 gov and enter “work opportunity tax credit” in the search box. 1040ez form 2014 COBRA premium assistance credit. 1040ez form 2014  The credit for COBRA premium assistance payments applies to premiums paid for employees involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008, and May 31, 2010, and to premiums paid for up to 15 months. 1040ez form 2014 For more information, see COBRA premium assistance credit in Publication 15 (Circular E). 1040ez form 2014 Federal tax deposits must be made by electronic funds transfer. 1040ez form 2014  You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. 1040ez form 2014 Generally, electronic fund transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). 1040ez form 2014 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. 1040ez form 2014 Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. 1040ez form 2014 EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. 1040ez form 2014 Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. 1040ez form 2014 For more information on making federal tax deposits, see How To Deposit in Publication 15 (Circular E). 1040ez form 2014 To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. 1040ez form 2014 eftps. 1040ez form 2014 gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). 1040ez form 2014 Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide To Getting Started. 1040ez form 2014 You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944. 1040ez form 2014  If you have been filing Forms 941, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return (or Forms 941-SS, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return—American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U. 1040ez form 2014 S. 1040ez form 2014 Virgin Islands, or Formularios 941-PR, Planilla para la Declaración Federal TRIMESTRAL del Patrono), and believe your employment taxes for the calendar year will be $1,000 or less, and you would like to file Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return, instead of Forms 941, you must contact the IRS to request to file Form 944. 1040ez form 2014 You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944 instead of Forms 941 before you may file this form. 1040ez form 2014 For more information on requesting to file Form 944, visit IRS. 1040ez form 2014 gov and enter “file employment taxes annually” in the search box. 1040ez form 2014 Employers can request to file Forms 941 instead of Form 944. 1040ez form 2014  If you received notice from the IRS and have been filing Form 944 but would like to file Forms 941 instead, you must contact the IRS to request to file Forms 941. 1040ez form 2014 You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Forms 941 instead of Form 944 before you may file these forms. 1040ez form 2014 For more information on requesting to file Form 944, visit IRS. 1040ez form 2014 gov and enter “file employment taxes annually” in the search box. 1040ez form 2014 Aggregate Form 941 filers. 1040ez form 2014  Agents must complete Schedule R (Form 941), Allocation Schedule for Aggregate Form 941 Filers, when filing an aggregate Form 941. 1040ez form 2014 Aggregate Forms 941 can only be filed by agents approved by the IRS under section 3504 of the Internal Revenue Code. 1040ez form 2014 To request approval to act as an agent for an employer, the agent must file Form 2678, Employer/Payer Appointment of Agent, with the IRS. 1040ez form 2014 Aggregate Form 940 filers. 1040ez form 2014  Agents must complete Schedule R (Form 940), Allocation Schedule for Aggregate Form 940 Filers, when filing an aggregate Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return. 1040ez form 2014 Aggregate Forms 940 may only be filed by agents acting on behalf of home care service recipients who receive home care services through a program administered by a federal, state, or local government. 1040ez form 2014 To request approval to act as an agent on behalf of home care service recipients, the agent must file Form 2678 with the IRS. 1040ez form 2014 Electronic filing and payment. 1040ez form 2014  Now, more than ever before, businesses can enjoy the benefits of filing and paying their federal taxes electronically. 1040ez form 2014 Whether you rely on a tax professional or handle your own taxes, the IRS offers you convenient programs to make filing and payment easier. 1040ez form 2014 Spend less time and worry about taxes and more time running your business. 1040ez form 2014 Use e-file and the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to your benefit. 1040ez form 2014 For e-file, visit www. 1040ez form 2014 irs. 1040ez form 2014 gov/efile for additional information. 1040ez form 2014 For EFTPS, visit www. 1040ez form 2014 eftps. 1040ez form 2014 gov or call EFTPS Customer Service at 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). 1040ez form 2014 Electronic submission of Forms W-4, W-4P, W-4S and W-4V. 1040ez form 2014  You may set up a system to electronically receive any or all of the following forms (and their Spanish versions, if available) from an employee or payee. 1040ez form 2014 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. 1040ez form 2014 Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments. 1040ez form 2014 Form W-4S, Request for Federal Income Tax Withholding From Sick Pay. 1040ez form 2014 Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request. 1040ez form 2014 For each form that you establish an electronic submission system for, you must meet each of the following five requirements. 1040ez form 2014 The electronic system must ensure that the information received by the payer is the information sent by the payee. 1040ez form 2014 The system must document all occasions of user access that result in a submission. 1040ez form 2014 In addition, the design and operation of the electronic system, including access procedures, must make it reasonably certain that the person accessing the system and submitting the form is the person identified on the form. 1040ez form 2014 The electronic system must provide exactly the same information as the paper form. 1040ez form 2014 The electronic submission must be signed with an electronic signature by the payee whose name is on the form. 1040ez form 2014 The electronic signature must be the final entry in the submission. 1040ez form 2014 Upon request, you must furnish a hard copy of any completed electronic form to the IRS and a statement that, to the best of the payer's knowledge, the electronic form was submitted by the named payee. 1040ez form 2014 The hard copy of the electronic form must provide exactly the same information as, but need not be a facsimile of, the paper form. 1040ez form 2014 For Form W-4, the signature must be under penalty of perjury, and must contain the same language that appears on the paper version of the form. 1040ez form 2014 The electronic system must inform the employee that he or she must make a declaration contained in the perjury statement and that the declaration is made by signing the Form W-4. 1040ez form 2014 You must also meet all recordkeeping requirements that apply to the paper forms. 1040ez form 2014 For more information, see: Regulations sections 31. 1040ez form 2014 3402(f)(5)-1(c) (for Form W-4), and Announcement 99-6 (for Forms W-4P, W-4S, and W-4V). 1040ez form 2014 You can find Announcement 99-6 on page 24 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 1999-4 at www. 1040ez form 2014 irs. 1040ez form 2014 gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb99-04. 1040ez form 2014 pdf. 1040ez form 2014 Additional employment tax information. 1040ez form 2014  Visit the IRS website at www. 1040ez form 2014 irs. 1040ez form 2014 gov/businesses and click on the Employment Taxes link under Businesses Topics. 1040ez form 2014 Telephone help. 1040ez form 2014  You can call the IRS Business and Specialty Tax Line with your employment tax questions at 1-800-829-4933. 1040ez form 2014 Help for people with disabilities. 1040ez form 2014  You may call 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, heard of hearing, or have a speech disability) with any tax question or to order forms and publications. 1040ez form 2014 You may also use this number for assistance with unresolved tax problems. 1040ez form 2014 Furnishing Form W-2 to employees electronically. 1040ez form 2014  You may set up a system to furnish Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, electronically. 1040ez form 2014 Each employee participating must consent (either electronically or by paper document) to receive his or her Form W-2 electronically, and you must notify the employee of all hardware and software requirements to receive the form. 1040ez form 2014 You may not send a Form W-2 electronically to any employee who does not consent or who has revoked consent previously provided. 1040ez form 2014 To furnish Forms W-2 electronically, you must meet the following disclosure requirements and provide a clear and conspicuous statement of each requirement to your employees. 1040ez form 2014 The employee must be informed that he or she will receive a paper Form W-2 if consent is not given to receive it electronically. 1040ez form 2014 The employee must be informed of the scope and duration of the consent. 1040ez form 2014 The employee must be informed of any procedure for obtaining a paper copy of his or her Form W-2 and whether or not the request for a paper statement is treated as a withdrawal of his or her consent to receiving his or her Form W-2 electronically. 1040ez form 2014 The employee must be notified about how to withdraw a consent and the effective date and manner by which the employer will confirm the withdrawn consent. 1040ez form 2014 The employee must also be notified that the withdrawn consent does not apply to the previously issued Forms W-2. 1040ez form 2014 The employee must be informed about any conditions under which electronic Forms W-2 will no longer be furnished (for example, termination of employment). 1040ez form 2014 The employee must be informed of any procedures for updating his or her contact information that enables the employer to provide electronic Forms W-2. 1040ez form 2014 The employer must notify the employee of any changes to the employer's contact information. 1040ez form 2014 You must furnish electronic Forms W-2 by the same due date as the paper Forms W-2. 1040ez form 2014 For more information on furnishing Form W-2 to employees electronically, see Regulations section 31. 1040ez form 2014 6051-1(j). 1040ez form 2014 Photographs of missing children. 1040ez form 2014  The IRS is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 1040ez form 2014 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 1040ez form 2014 You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. 1040ez form 2014 Introduction This publication supplements Publication 15 (Circular E). 1040ez form 2014 It contains specialized and detailed employment tax information supplementing the basic information provided in Publication 15 (Circular E). 1040ez form 2014 This publication also contains tables for withholding on distributions of Indian gaming profits to tribal members. 1040ez form 2014 Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, contains information about the employment tax treatment of various types of noncash compensation. 1040ez form 2014 Ordering publications and forms. 1040ez form 2014   See Ordering Employer Tax Forms and Publications in Publication 15 (Circular E) and How To Get Tax Help , later, for more information on how to obtain forms and publications. 1040ez form 2014 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 515 Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records 1635 Employer Identification Number: Understanding Your EIN Comments and suggestions. 1040ez form 2014   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 1040ez form 2014    You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms & Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. 1040ez form 2014 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by 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