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1040x amended tax form 1. 1040x amended tax form   403(b) Plan Basics Table of Contents What Is a 403(b) Plan? What Are the Benefits of Contributing to a 403(b) Plan?Excluded. 1040x amended tax form Deducted. 1040x amended tax form Who Can Participate in a 403(b) Plan?Ministers. 1040x amended tax form Who Can Set Up a 403(b) Account? How Can Contributions Be Made to My 403(b) Account? Do I Report Contributions on My Tax Return? How Much Can Be Contributed to My 403(b) Account? This chapter introduces you to 403(b) plans and accounts. 1040x amended tax form Specifically, the chapter answers the following questions. 1040x amended tax form What is a 403(b) plan? What are the benefits of contributing to a 403(b) plan? Who can participate in a 403(b) plan? Who can set up a 403(b) account? How can contributions be made to my 403(b) account? Do I report contributions on my tax return? How much can be contributed to my 403(b) account? What Is a 403(b) Plan? A 403(b) plan, also known as a tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) plan, is a retirement plan for certain employees of public schools, employees of certain tax-exempt organizations, and certain ministers. 1040x amended tax form Individual accounts in a 403(b) plan can be any of the following types. 1040x amended tax form An annuity contract, which is a contract provided through an insurance company, A custodial account, which is an account invested in mutual funds, or A retirement income account set up for church employees. 1040x amended tax form Generally, retirement income accounts can invest in either annuities or mutual funds. 1040x amended tax form We use the term “403(b) account” to refer to any one of these funding arrangements throughout this publication, unless otherwise specified. 1040x amended tax form What Are the Benefits of Contributing to a 403(b) Plan?  There are three benefits to contributing to a 403(b) plan. 1040x amended tax form The first benefit is that you do not pay income tax on allowable contributions until you begin making withdrawals from the plan, usually after you retire. 1040x amended tax form Allowable contributions to a 403(b) plan are either excluded or deducted from your income. 1040x amended tax form However, if your contributions are made to a Roth contribution program, this benefit does not apply. 1040x amended tax form Instead, you pay income tax on the contributions to the plan but distributions from the plan (if certain requirements are met) are tax free. 1040x amended tax form Note. 1040x amended tax form Generally, employees must pay social security and Medicare tax on their contributions to a 403(b) plan, including those made under a salary reduction agreement. 1040x amended tax form See chapter 4, Limit on Elective Deferrals , for more information. 1040x amended tax form The second benefit is that earnings and gains on amounts in your 403(b) account are not taxed until you withdraw them. 1040x amended tax form Earnings and gains on amounts in a Roth contribution program are not taxed if your withdrawals are qualified distributions. 1040x amended tax form Otherwise, they are taxed when you withdraw them. 1040x amended tax form The third benefit is that you may be eligible to take a credit for elective deferrals contributed to your 403(b) account. 1040x amended tax form See chapter 10, Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) . 1040x amended tax form Excluded. 1040x amended tax form   If an amount is excluded from your income, it is not included in your total wages on your Form W-2. 1040x amended tax form This means that you do not report the excluded amount on your tax return. 1040x amended tax form Deducted. 1040x amended tax form   If an amount is deducted from your income, it is included with your other wages on your Form W-2. 1040x amended tax form You report this amount on your tax return, but you are allowed to subtract it when figuring the amount of income on which you must pay tax. 1040x amended tax form Who Can Participate in a 403(b) Plan? Any eligible employee can participate in a 403(b) plan. 1040x amended tax form Eligible employees. 1040x amended tax form   The following employees are eligible to participate in a 403(b) plan. 1040x amended tax form Employees of tax-exempt organizations established under section 501(c)(3). 1040x amended tax form These organizations are usually referred to as section 501(c)(3) organizations or simply 501(c)(3) organizations. 1040x amended tax form Employees of public school systems who are involved in the day-to-day operations of a school. 1040x amended tax form Employees of cooperative hospital service organizations. 1040x amended tax form Civilian faculty and staff of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. 1040x amended tax form Employees of public school systems organized by Indian tribal governments. 1040x amended tax form Certain ministers (explained next). 1040x amended tax form Ministers. 1040x amended tax form   The following ministers are eligible employees for whom a 403(b) account can be established. 1040x amended tax form Ministers employed by section 501(c)(3) organizations. 1040x amended tax form Self-employed ministers. 1040x amended tax form A self-employed minister is treated as employed by a tax-exempt organization that is a qualified employer. 1040x amended tax form Ministers (chaplains) who meet both of the following requirements. 1040x amended tax form They are employed by organizations that are not section 501(c)(3) organizations. 1040x amended tax form They function as ministers in their day-to-day professional responsibilities with their employers. 1040x amended tax form   Throughout this publication, the term chaplain will be used to mean ministers described in the third category in the list above. 1040x amended tax form Example. 1040x amended tax form A minister employed as a chaplain by a state-run prison and a chaplain in the United States Armed Forces are eligible employees because their employers are not section 501(c)(3) organizations and they are employed as ministers. 1040x amended tax form Who Can Set Up a 403(b) Account? You cannot set up your own 403(b) account. 1040x amended tax form Only employers can set up 403(b) accounts. 1040x amended tax form A self-employed minister cannot set up a 403(b) account for his or her benefit. 1040x amended tax form If you are a self-employed minister, only the organization (denomination) with which you are associated can set up an account for your benefit. 1040x amended tax form How Can Contributions Be Made to My 403(b) Account? Generally, only your employer can make contributions to your 403(b) account. 1040x amended tax form However, some plans will allow you to make after-tax contributions (defined below). 1040x amended tax form The following types of contributions can be made to 403(b) accounts. 1040x amended tax form Elective deferrals . 1040x amended tax form These are contributions made under a salary reduction agreement. 1040x amended tax form This agreement allows your employer to withhold money from your paycheck to be contributed directly into a 403(b) account for your benefit. 1040x amended tax form Except for Roth contributions, you do not pay income tax on these contributions until you withdraw them from the account. 1040x amended tax form If your contributions are Roth contributions, you pay taxes on your contributions but any qualified distributions from your Roth account are tax free. 1040x amended tax form Nonelective contributions . 1040x amended tax form These are employer contributions that are not made under a salary reduction agreement. 1040x amended tax form Nonelective contributions include matching contributions, discretionary contributions, and mandatory contributions from your employer. 1040x amended tax form You do not pay income tax on these contributions until you withdraw them from the account. 1040x amended tax form After-tax contributions . 1040x amended tax form These are contributions (that are not Roth contributions) you make with funds that you must include in income on your tax return. 1040x amended tax form A salary payment on which income tax has been withheld is a source of these contributions. 1040x amended tax form If your plan allows you to make after-tax contributions, they are not excluded from income and you cannot deduct them on your tax return. 1040x amended tax form A combination of any of the three contribution types listed above. 1040x amended tax form Self-employed minister. 1040x amended tax form   If you are a self-employed minister, you are considered both an employee and an employer, and you can contribute to a retirement income account for your own benefit. 1040x amended tax form Do I Report Contributions on My Tax Return? Generally, you do not report contributions to your 403(b) account (except Roth contributions) on your tax return. 1040x amended tax form Your employer will report contributions on your 2013 Form W-2. 1040x amended tax form Elective deferrals will be shown in box 12 and the Retirement plan box will be checked in box 13. 1040x amended tax form If you are a self-employed minister or chaplain, see the discussions next. 1040x amended tax form Self-employed ministers. 1040x amended tax form   If you are a self-employed minister, you must report the total contributions as a deduction on your tax return. 1040x amended tax form Deduct your contributions on line 28 of the 2013 Form 1040. 1040x amended tax form Chaplains. 1040x amended tax form   If you are a chaplain and your employer does not exclude contributions made to your 403(b) account from your earned income, you may be able to take a deduction for those contributions on your tax return. 1040x amended tax form    However, if your employer has agreed to exclude the contributions from your earned income, you will not be allowed a deduction on your tax return. 1040x amended tax form   If you can take a deduction, include your contributions on line 36 of the 2013 Form 1040. 1040x amended tax form Enter the amount of your deduction and write “403(b)” on the dotted line next to line 36. 1040x amended tax form How Much Can Be Contributed to My 403(b) Account? There are limits on the amount of contributions that can be made to your 403(b) account each year. 1040x amended tax form If contributions made to your 403(b) account are more than these contribution limits, penalties may apply. 1040x amended tax form Chapters 2 through 6 provide information on how to determine the amount that can be contributed to your 403(b) account. 1040x amended tax form Worksheets are provided in Chapter 9 to help you determine the maximum amount that can be contributed to your 403(b) account each year. 1040x amended tax form Chapter 7, Excess Contributions , describes how to prevent excess contributions and how to get an excess contribution corrected. 1040x amended tax form Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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American Holidays

Americans celebrate a variety of federal holidays and other national observances.


Federal Holidays

Find the dates for this year's federal holidays.

Federal law establishes the following public holidays for federal employees. If the holiday falls during the weekend, it may be observed on a different day.

Many government offices are closed on federal holidays and some private businesses may close as well. If you plan to visit a government office on or around a federal holiday, you should contact them to determine when they will be open. Find contact information for government departments and agencies.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day is January 1. The celebration of this holiday begins the night before, when Americans gather to wish each other a happy and prosperous coming year. Many Americans make New Year's resolutions. See the New Year's resolutions that are popular every year.

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January. The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African-American clergyman who is recognized for his tireless efforts to win civil rights for all people through nonviolent means.

Washington's Birthday

Washington's Birthday is observed the third Monday of February in honor George Washington, the first President of the United States. This date is commonly called Presidents' Day and many groups honor the legacy of past presidents on this date.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a observed the last Monday of May. It originally honored the people killed in the American Civil War, but has become a day on which the American dead of all wars are remembered.

Independence Day

Independence Day is July 4. This holiday honors the nation's birthday - the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts, and fireworks.

Labor Day

Labor Day is the first Monday of September. This holiday honors the nation's working people, typically with parades. For most Americans it marks the end of the summer vacation season and the start of the school year.

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is a celebrated on the second Monday in October. The day commemorates October 12, 1492, when Italian navigator Christopher Columbus landed in the New World. The holiday was first proclaimed in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11. This holiday was originally called Armistice Day and established to honor Americans who had served in World War I. It now honors veterans of all wars in which the U.S. has fought. Veterans' organizations hold parades, and the president places a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving feast became a national tradition and almost always includes some of the foods served at the first feast: roast turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day is a celebrated on December 25. Christmas is a Christian holiday marking the birth of the Christ Child. Decorating houses and yards with lights, putting up Christmas trees, giving gifts, and sending greeting cards have become holiday traditions even for many non-Christian Americans. Find tips to help celebrate.

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Other Celebrations and Observances

There are many commonly observed celebrations in the United States that are not federal holidays. Some of these observances honor groups of people, such as National African American History Month and Women's History Month, or causes, such as National Oceans Month and National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Many of these holidays and observances are proclaimed by the President ever year. View recent Presidential proclamations.

These are some of the most popular American celebrations and observances that occur every year.

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is February 2 and has been celebrated since 1887. On Groundhog Day, crowds gather in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to see if groundhog Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow after emerging from his burrow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter weather.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14. The day was named after an early Christian martyr, and on Valentine's Day, Americans give presents like candy or flowers to the ones they love. The first mass-produced valentine cards were sold in the 1840s.

Earth Day

Earth Day is observed on April 22. First celebrated in 1970 in the United States, it inspired national legislation such as the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Earth Day is designed to promote ecology, encourage respect for life on earth, and highlight concern over pollution of the soil, air, and water.

Arbor Day

National Arbor Day was proclaimed as the last Friday in April by President Richard Nixon in 1970. A number of state Arbor Days are observed at other times of the year to coincide with the best tree planting weather. The observance began in 1872, when Nebraska settlers and homesteaders were urged to plant trees on the largely treeless plains.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is the second Sunday of May. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation in 1914 that started the holiday. He asked Americans to give a public expression of reverence to mothers on this day. Carnations have come to represent Mother's Day, following President William McKinley's habit of always wearing a white carnation, his mother's favorite flower.

Flag Day

Flag Day, celebrated June 14, has been a presidentially proclaimed observance since 1916. Although Flag Day is not a federal holiday, Americans are encouraged to display the flag outside their homes and businesses on this day to honor the history and heritage the American flag represents.

Father's Day

Father's Day celebrates fathers every third Sunday of June. Father's Day began in 1909 in Spokane, Washington, when a daughter requested a special day to honor her father, a Civil War veteran who raised his children after his wife died. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson.

Patriot Day

September 11, 2001, was a defining moment in American history. On that day, terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners to strike targets in the United States. Nearly 3,000 people died as a consequence of the attacks. Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance is observed on September 11 in honor of the victims of these attacks.

Halloween

Halloween is celebrated on October 31. On Halloween, American children dress up in funny or scary costumes and go "trick or treating" by knocking on doors in their neighborhood. The neighbors are expected to respond by giving them small gifts of candy or money.

Pearl Harbor Day

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is December 7. In 1994, Congress designated this national observance to honor the more than 2,400 military service personnel who died on this date in 1941, during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by Japanese forces. The attack on Pearl Harbor caused the United States to enter World War II.

Ethnic and Religious Holidays

Various ethnic and religious groups in America celebrate days with special meaning to them even though these are not national holidays. For example, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter, Jews observe their high holy days in September, Muslims celebrate Ramadan, and African Americans celebrate Kwanzaa. There are many other religious and ethnic celebrations in the United States.

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The 1040x Amended Tax Form

1040x amended tax form Publication 584SP - Introductory Material Table of Contents Qué Hay de Nuevo Introduction Qué Hay de Nuevo Acontecimientos futuros. 1040x amended tax form  El IRS ha diseñado una página en el Internet, www. 1040x amended tax form irs. 1040x amended tax form gov/pub584sp, que incluye información sobre la Publicación 584(SP). 1040x amended tax form Toda información sobre desarrollos futuros que afecten la Publicación 584(SP) (como legislación aprobada después de que la publicación haya sido publicada) será anunciada en esta página. 1040x amended tax form Introduction Este registro se ha creado para ayudarlo a determinar la cantidad de una pérdida ocasionada por un desastre, hecho fortuito o robo que esté relacionada con propiedad de uso personal. 1040x amended tax form Contiene anexos para ayudarlo a calcular el valor de la pérdida de su residencia principal, de toda propiedad contenida dentro de la misma y de sus vehículos motorizados. 1040x amended tax form Sin embargo, estos anexos sólo son para su información. 1040x amended tax form Tiene que completar el Formulario 4684, Casualties and Thefts (Hechos Fortuitos y Robos), en inglés, para declarar su pérdida. 1040x amended tax form Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications