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Amendment to tax return 2013 Publication 575 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionThe General Rule. Amendment to tax return 2013 Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Amendment to tax return 2013 Civil service retirement benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 Social security and equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 Tax-sheltered annuity plans (403(b) plans). Amendment to tax return 2013 Ordering forms and publications. Amendment to tax return 2013 Tax questions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New For purposes of the net investment income tax (NIIT), net investment income does not include distributions from a qualified retirement plan (for example, 401(a), 403(a), 403(b), 408, 408A, or 457(b) plans). Amendment to tax return 2013 However, these distributions are taken into account when determining the modified adjusted gross income threshold. Amendment to tax return 2013 Distributions from a nonqualified retirement plan are included in net investment income. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax - Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, and its instructions for more information. Amendment to tax return 2013 Reminders Future developments. Amendment to tax return 2013  For the latest information about developments related to Publication 575, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Amendment to tax return 2013 irs. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov/pub575. Amendment to tax return 2013 In-plan Roth rollovers. Amendment to tax return 2013   Starting in 2013, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 expanded the rules for in-plan Roth rollovers to include more taxpayers. Amendment to tax return 2013 For more information, see In-plan Roth rollovers under Rollovers, discussed later. Amendment to tax return 2013 Photographs of missing children. Amendment to tax return 2013  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Amendment to tax return 2013 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Amendment to tax return 2013 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. Amendment to tax return 2013 Introduction This publication discusses the tax treatment of distributions you receive from pension and annuity plans and also shows you how to report the income on your federal income tax return. Amendment to tax return 2013 How these distributions are taxed depends on whether they are periodic payments (amounts received as an annuity) that are paid at regular intervals over several years or nonperiodic payments (amounts not received as an annuity). Amendment to tax return 2013 What is covered in this publication?   This publication contains information that you need to understand the following topics. Amendment to tax return 2013 How to figure the tax-free part of periodic payments under a pension or annuity plan, including using a simple worksheet for payments under a qualified plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 How to figure the tax-free part of nonperiodic payments from qualified and nonqualified plans, and how to use the optional methods to figure the tax on lump-sum distributions from pension, stock bonus, and profit-sharing plans. Amendment to tax return 2013 How to roll over certain distributions from a retirement plan into another retirement plan or IRA. Amendment to tax return 2013 How to report disability payments, and how beneficiaries and survivors of employees and retirees must report benefits paid to them. Amendment to tax return 2013 How to report railroad retirement benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 When additional taxes on certain distributions may apply (including the tax on early distributions and the tax on excess accumulation). Amendment to tax return 2013 For additional information on how to report pension or annuity payments on your federal income tax return, be sure to review the instructions on the back of Copies B, C, and 2 of the Form 1099-R that you received and the instructions for Form 1040, lines 16a and 16b (Form 1040A, lines 12a and 12b or Form 1040NR, lines 17a and 17b). Amendment to tax return 2013 A “corrected” Form 1099-R replaces the corresponding original Form 1099-R if the original Form 1099-R contained an error. Amendment to tax return 2013 Make sure you use the amounts shown on the corrected Form 1099-R when reporting information on your tax return. Amendment to tax return 2013 What is not covered in this publication?   The following topics are not discussed in this publication. Amendment to tax return 2013 The General Rule. Amendment to tax return 2013   This is the method generally used to determine the tax treatment of pension and annuity income from nonqualified plans (including commercial annuities). Amendment to tax return 2013 For a qualified plan, you generally cannot use the General Rule unless your annuity starting date is before November 19, 1996. Amendment to tax return 2013 Although this publication will help you determine whether you can use the General Rule, it will not help you use it to determine the tax treatment of your pension or annuity income. Amendment to tax return 2013 For that and other information on the General Rule, see Publication 939, General Rule for Pensions and Annuities. Amendment to tax return 2013 Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Amendment to tax return 2013   Information on the tax treatment of amounts you receive from an IRA is in Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Amendment to tax return 2013 Civil service retirement benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013   If you are retired from the federal government (regular, phased, or disability retirement) or are the survivor or beneficiary of a federal employee or retiree who died, get Publication 721, Tax Guide to U. Amendment to tax return 2013 S. Amendment to tax return 2013 Civil Service Retirement Benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 Publication 721 covers the tax treatment of federal retirement benefits, primarily those paid under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). Amendment to tax return 2013 It also covers benefits paid from the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Amendment to tax return 2013 Social security and equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013   For information about the tax treatment of these benefits, see Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 However, this publication (575) covers the tax treatment of the non-social security equivalent benefit portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits, tier 2 benefits, vested dual benefits, and supplemental annuity benefits paid by the U. Amendment to tax return 2013 S. Amendment to tax return 2013 Railroad Retirement Board. Amendment to tax return 2013 Tax-sheltered annuity plans (403(b) plans). Amendment to tax return 2013   If you work for a public school or certain tax-exempt organizations, you may be eligible to participate in a 403(b) retirement plan offered by your employer. Amendment to tax return 2013 Although this publication covers the treatment of benefits under 403(b) plans and discusses in-plan Roth rollovers from 403(b) plans to designated Roth accounts, it does not cover other tax provisions that apply to these plans. Amendment to tax return 2013 For that and other information on 403(b) plans, see Publication 571, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans) For Employees of Public Schools and Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations. Amendment to tax return 2013 Comments and suggestions. Amendment to tax return 2013   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Amendment to tax return 2013   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Amendment to tax return 2013 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Amendment to tax return 2013 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Amendment to tax return 2013   You can send your comments from www. Amendment to tax return 2013 irs. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov/formspubs/. Amendment to tax return 2013 Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Amendment to tax return 2013 ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Amendment to tax return 2013 Ordering forms and publications. Amendment to tax return 2013   Visit www. Amendment to tax return 2013 irs. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Amendment to tax return 2013 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Amendment to tax return 2013 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Amendment to tax return 2013   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Amendment to tax return 2013 We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Amendment to tax return 2013 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 524 Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans) 571 Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans) For Employees of Public Schools and Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 721 Tax Guide to U. Amendment to tax return 2013 S. Amendment to tax return 2013 Civil Service Retirement Benefits 915 Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits 939 General Rule for Pensions and Annuities Form (and Instructions) W-4P Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Amendment to tax return 2013 4972 Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting publications and forms. Amendment to tax return 2013 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Amendment to tax return 2013 4. Amendment to tax return 2013   Qualified Plans Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Kinds of PlansDefined Contribution Plan Defined Benefit Plan Qualification RulesEarly retirement. Amendment to tax return 2013 Loan secured by benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 Waiver of survivor benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 Waiver of 30-day waiting period before annuity starting date. Amendment to tax return 2013 Involuntary cash-out of benefits not more than dollar limit. Amendment to tax return 2013 Exception for certain loans. Amendment to tax return 2013 Exception for QDRO. Amendment to tax return 2013 SIMPLE and safe harbor 401(k) plan exception. Amendment to tax return 2013 Setting Up a Qualified PlanAdopting a Written Plan Investing Plan Assets Minimum Funding RequirementDue dates. Amendment to tax return 2013 Installment percentage. Amendment to tax return 2013 Extended period for making contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 ContributionsEmployer Contributions Employee Contributions When Contributions Are Considered Made Employer DeductionDeduction Limits Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals Where To Deduct Contributions Carryover of Excess Contributions Excise Tax for Nondeductible (Excess) Contributions Elective Deferrals (401(k) Plans)Limit on Elective Deferrals Automatic Enrollment Treatment of Excess Deferrals Qualified Roth Contribution ProgramElective Deferrals Qualified Distributions Reporting Requirements DistributionsRequired Distributions Distributions From 401(k) Plans Tax Treatment of Distributions Tax on Early Distributions Tax on Excess Benefits Excise Tax on Reversion of Plan Assets Notification of Significant Benefit Accrual Reduction Prohibited TransactionsTax on Prohibited Transactions Reporting RequirementsOne-participant plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Caution: Form 5500-EZ not required. Amendment to tax return 2013 Form 5500. Amendment to tax return 2013 Electronic filing of Forms 5500 and 5500-SF. Amendment to tax return 2013 Topics - This chapter discusses: Kinds of plans Qualification rules Setting up a qualified plan Minimum funding requirement Contributions Employer deduction Elective deferrals (401(k) plans) Qualified Roth contribution program Distributions Prohibited transactions Reporting requirements Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 575 Pension and Annuity Income 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 3066 Have you had your Check-up this year? for Retirement Plans 3998 Choosing A Retirement Solution for Your Small Business 4222 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses 4530 Designated Roth Accounts under a 401(k), 403(b), or governmental 457(b) plans 4531 401(k) Plan Checklist 4674 Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses 4806 Profit Sharing Plans for Small Businesses Forms (and Instructions) www. Amendment to tax return 2013 dol. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov/ebsa/pdf/2013-5500. Amendment to tax return 2013 pdf www. Amendment to tax return 2013 dol. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov/ebsa/pdf/2013-5500-SF. Amendment to tax return 2013 pdf W-2 Wage and Tax Statement Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Amendment to tax return 2013 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Amendment to tax return 2013 1040 U. Amendment to tax return 2013 S. Amendment to tax return 2013 Individual Income Tax Return Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business Schedule F (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Farming 5300 Application for Determination for Employee Benefit Plan 5310 Application for Determination for Terminating Plan 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts 5330 Return of Excise Taxes Related to Employee Benefit Plans 5500 Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 For copies of this form, go to: 5500-EZ Annual Return of One-Participant (Owners and Their Spouses) Retirement Plan 5500-SF Short Form Annual Return/Report of Small Employee Benefit Plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 For copies of this form, go to: 8717 User Fee for Employee Plan Determination Letter Request 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions 8881 Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs 8955-SSA Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants With Deferred Vested Benefits These qualified retirement plans set up by self-employed individuals are sometimes called Keogh or H. Amendment to tax return 2013 R. Amendment to tax return 2013 10 plans. Amendment to tax return 2013 A sole proprietor or a partnership can set up one of these plans. Amendment to tax return 2013 A common-law employee or a partner cannot set up one of these plans. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plans described here can also be set up and maintained by employers that are corporations. Amendment to tax return 2013 All the rules discussed here apply to corporations except where specifically limited to the self-employed. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan must be for the exclusive benefit of employees or their beneficiaries. Amendment to tax return 2013 These qualified plans can include coverage for a self-employed individual. Amendment to tax return 2013 As an employer, you can usually deduct, subject to limits, contributions you make to a qualified plan, including those made for your own retirement. Amendment to tax return 2013 The contributions (and earnings and gains on them) are generally tax free until distributed by the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Kinds of Plans There are two basic kinds of qualified plans—defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans—and different rules apply to each. Amendment to tax return 2013 You can have more than one qualified plan, but your contributions to all the plans must not total more than the overall limits discussed under Contributions and Employer Deduction, later. Amendment to tax return 2013 Defined Contribution Plan A defined contribution plan provides an individual account for each participant in the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 It provides benefits to a participant largely based on the amount contributed to that participant's account. Amendment to tax return 2013 Benefits are also affected by any income, expenses, gains, losses, and forfeitures of other accounts that may be allocated to an account. Amendment to tax return 2013 A defined contribution plan can be either a profit-sharing plan or a money purchase pension plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Profit-sharing plan. Amendment to tax return 2013   Although it is called a “profit-sharing plan,” you do not actually have to make a business profit for the year in order to make a contribution (except for yourself if you are self-employed as discussed under Self-employed Individual, later). Amendment to tax return 2013 A profit-sharing plan can be set up to allow for discretionary employer contributions, meaning the amount contributed each year to the plan is not fixed. Amendment to tax return 2013 An employer may even make no contribution to the plan for a given year. Amendment to tax return 2013   The plan must provide a definite formula for allocating the contribution among the participants and for distributing the accumulated funds to the employees after they reach a certain age, after a fixed number of years, or upon certain other occurrences. Amendment to tax return 2013   In general, you can be more flexible in making contributions to a profit-sharing plan than to a money purchase pension plan (discussed next) or a defined benefit plan (discussed later). Amendment to tax return 2013 Money purchase pension plan. Amendment to tax return 2013   Contributions to a money purchase pension plan are fixed and are not based on your business profits. Amendment to tax return 2013 For example, if the plan requires that contributions be 10% of the participants' compensation without regard to whether you have profits (or the self-employed person has earned income), the plan is a money purchase pension plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 This applies even though the compensation of a self-employed individual as a participant is based on earned income derived from business profits. Amendment to tax return 2013 Defined Benefit Plan A defined benefit plan is any plan that is not a defined contribution plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Contributions to a defined benefit plan are based on what is needed to provide definitely determinable benefits to plan participants. Amendment to tax return 2013 Actuarial assumptions and computations are required to figure these contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Generally, you will need continuing professional help to have a defined benefit plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Qualification Rules To qualify for the tax benefits available to qualified plans, a plan must meet certain requirements (qualification rules) of the tax law. Amendment to tax return 2013 Generally, unless you write your own plan, the financial institution that provided your plan will take the continuing responsibility for meeting qualification rules that are later changed. Amendment to tax return 2013 The following is a brief overview of important qualification rules that generally have not yet been discussed. Amendment to tax return 2013 It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Setting Up a Qualified Plan , later. Amendment to tax return 2013 Generally, the following qualification rules also apply to a SIMPLE 401(k) retirement plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 A SIMPLE 401(k) plan is, however, not subject to the top-heavy plan rules and nondiscrimination rules if the plan satisfies the provisions discussed in chapter 3 under SIMPLE 401(k) Plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Plan assets must not be diverted. Amendment to tax return 2013   Your plan must make it impossible for its assets to be used for, or diverted to, purposes other than the benefit of employees and their beneficiaries. Amendment to tax return 2013 As a general rule, the assets cannot be diverted to the employer. Amendment to tax return 2013 Minimum coverage requirement must be met. Amendment to tax return 2013   To be a qualified plan, a defined benefit plan must benefit at least the lesser of the following. Amendment to tax return 2013 50 employees, or The greater of: 40% of all employees, or Two employees. Amendment to tax return 2013 If there is only one employee, the plan must benefit that employee. Amendment to tax return 2013 Contributions or benefits must not discriminate. Amendment to tax return 2013   Under the plan, contributions or benefits to be provided must not discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees. Amendment to tax return 2013 Contributions and benefits must not be more than certain limits. Amendment to tax return 2013   Your plan must not provide for contributions or benefits that are more than certain limits. Amendment to tax return 2013 The limits apply to the annual contributions and other additions to the account of a participant in a defined contribution plan and to the annual benefit payable to a participant in a defined benefit plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 These limits are discussed later in this chapter under Contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Minimum vesting standard must be met. Amendment to tax return 2013   Your plan must satisfy certain requirements regarding when benefits vest. Amendment to tax return 2013 A benefit is vested (you have a fixed right to it) when it becomes nonforfeitable. Amendment to tax return 2013 A benefit is nonforfeitable if it cannot be lost upon the happening, or failure to happen, of any event. Amendment to tax return 2013 Special rules apply to forfeited benefit amounts. Amendment to tax return 2013 In defined contribution plans, forfeitures can be allocated to the accounts of remaining participants in a nondiscriminatory way, or they can be used to reduce your contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   Forfeitures under a defined benefit plan cannot be used to increase the benefits any employee would otherwise receive under the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Forfeitures must be used instead to reduce employer contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Participation. Amendment to tax return 2013   In general, an employee must be allowed to participate in your plan if he or she meets both the following requirements. Amendment to tax return 2013 Has reached age 21. Amendment to tax return 2013 Has at least 1 year of service (2 years if the plan is not a 401(k) plan and provides that after not more than 2 years of service the employee has a nonforfeitable right to all his or her accrued benefit). Amendment to tax return 2013 A plan cannot exclude an employee because he or she has reached a specified age. Amendment to tax return 2013 Leased employee. Amendment to tax return 2013   A leased employee, defined in chapter 1, who performs services for you (recipient of the services) is treated as your employee for certain plan qualification rules. Amendment to tax return 2013 These rules include those in all the following areas. Amendment to tax return 2013 Nondiscrimination in coverage, contributions, and benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 Minimum age and service requirements. Amendment to tax return 2013 Vesting. Amendment to tax return 2013 Limits on contributions and benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 Top-heavy plan requirements. Amendment to tax return 2013 Contributions or benefits provided by the leasing organization for services performed for you are treated as provided by you. Amendment to tax return 2013 Benefit payment must begin when required. Amendment to tax return 2013   Your plan must provide that, unless the participant chooses otherwise, the payment of benefits to the participant must begin within 60 days after the close of the latest of the following periods. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan year in which the participant reaches the earlier of age 65 or the normal retirement age specified in the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan year in which the 10th anniversary of the year in which the participant began participating in the plan occurs. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan year in which the participant separates from service. Amendment to tax return 2013 Early retirement. Amendment to tax return 2013   Your plan can provide for payment of retirement benefits before the normal retirement age. Amendment to tax return 2013 If your plan offers an early retirement benefit, a participant who separates from service before satisfying the early retirement age requirement is entitled to that benefit if he or she meets both the following requirements. Amendment to tax return 2013 Satisfies the service requirement for the early retirement benefit. Amendment to tax return 2013 Separates from service with a nonforfeitable right to an accrued benefit. Amendment to tax return 2013 The benefit, which may be actuarially reduced, is payable when the early retirement age requirement is met. Amendment to tax return 2013 Required minimum distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   Special rules require minimum annual distributions from qualified plans, generally beginning after age  70½. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Required Distributions , under Distributions, later. Amendment to tax return 2013 Survivor benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013   Defined benefit and money purchase pension plans must provide automatic survivor benefits in both the following forms. Amendment to tax return 2013 A qualified joint and survivor annuity for a vested participant who does not die before the annuity starting date. Amendment to tax return 2013 A qualified pre-retirement survivor annuity for a vested participant who dies before the annuity starting date and who has a surviving spouse. Amendment to tax return 2013   The automatic survivor benefit also applies to any participant under a profit-sharing plan unless all the following conditions are met. Amendment to tax return 2013 The participant does not choose benefits in the form of a life annuity. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan pays the full vested account balance to the participant's surviving spouse (or other beneficiary if the surviving spouse consents or if there is no surviving spouse) if the participant dies. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan is not a direct or indirect transferee of a plan that must provide automatic survivor benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 Loan secured by benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013   If automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under a plan, he or she must consent to a loan that uses as security the accrued benefits in the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Waiver of survivor benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013   Each plan participant may be permitted to waive the joint and survivor annuity or the pre-retirement survivor annuity (or both), but only if the participant has the written consent of the spouse. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan also must allow the participant to withdraw the waiver. Amendment to tax return 2013 The spouse's consent must be witnessed by a plan representative or notary public. Amendment to tax return 2013 Waiver of 30-day waiting period before annuity starting date. Amendment to tax return 2013    A plan may permit a participant to waive (with spousal consent) the 30-day minimum waiting period after a written explanation of the terms and conditions of a joint and survivor annuity is provided to each participant. Amendment to tax return 2013   The waiver is allowed only if the distribution begins more than 7 days after the written explanation is provided. Amendment to tax return 2013 Involuntary cash-out of benefits not more than dollar limit. Amendment to tax return 2013   A plan may provide for the immediate distribution of the participant's benefit under the plan if the present value of the benefit is not greater than $5,000. Amendment to tax return 2013   However, the distribution cannot be made after the annuity starting date unless the participant and the spouse or surviving spouse of a participant who died (if automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under the plan) consents in writing to the distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 If the present value is greater than $5,000, the plan must have the written consent of the participant and the spouse or surviving spouse (if automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under the plan) for any immediate distribution of the benefit. Amendment to tax return 2013   Benefits attributable to rollover contributions and earnings on them can be ignored in determining the present value of these benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013   A plan must provide for the automatic rollover of any cash-out distribution of more than $1,000 to an individual retirement account or annuity, unless the participant chooses otherwise. Amendment to tax return 2013 A section 402(f) notice must be sent prior to an involuntary cash-out of an eligible rollover distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Section 402(f) Notice under Distributions, later, for more details. Amendment to tax return 2013 Consolidation, merger, or transfer of assets or liabilities. Amendment to tax return 2013   Your plan must provide that, in the case of any merger or consolidation with, or transfer of assets or liabilities to, any other plan, each participant would (if the plan then terminated) receive a benefit equal to or more than the benefit he or she would have been entitled to just before the merger, etc. Amendment to tax return 2013 (if the plan had then terminated). Amendment to tax return 2013 Benefits must not be assigned or alienated. Amendment to tax return 2013   Your plan must provide that a participant's or beneficiary's benefits under the plan cannot be taken away by any legal or equitable proceeding except as provided below or pursuant to certain judgements or settlements against the participant for violations of plan rules. Amendment to tax return 2013 Exception for certain loans. Amendment to tax return 2013   A loan from the plan (not from a third party) to a participant or beneficiary is not treated as an assignment or alienation if the loan is secured by the participant's accrued nonforfeitable benefit and is exempt from the tax on prohibited transactions under section 4975(d)(1) or would be exempt if the participant were a disqualified person. Amendment to tax return 2013 A disqualified person is defined later in this chapter under Prohibited Transactions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Exception for QDRO. Amendment to tax return 2013   Compliance with a QDRO (qualified domestic relations order) does not result in a prohibited assignment or alienation of benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013   Payments to an alternate payee under a QDRO before the participant attains age 59½ are not subject to the 10% additional tax that would otherwise apply under certain circumstances. Amendment to tax return 2013 Benefits distributed to an alternate payee under a QDRO can be rolled over tax free to an individual retirement account or to an individual retirement annuity. Amendment to tax return 2013 No benefit reduction for social security increases. Amendment to tax return 2013   Your plan must not permit a benefit reduction for a post-separation increase in the social security benefit level or wage base for any participant or beneficiary who is receiving benefits under your plan, or who is separated from service and has nonforfeitable rights to benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 This rule also applies to plans supplementing the benefits provided by other federal or state laws. Amendment to tax return 2013 Elective deferrals must be limited. Amendment to tax return 2013   If your plan provides for elective deferrals, it must limit those deferrals to the amount in effect for that particular year. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Limit on Elective Deferrals later in this chapter. Amendment to tax return 2013 Top-heavy plan requirements. Amendment to tax return 2013   A top-heavy plan is one that mainly favors partners, sole proprietors, and other key employees. Amendment to tax return 2013   A plan is top-heavy for a plan year if, for the preceding plan year, the total value of accrued benefits or account balances of key employees is more than 60% of the total value of accrued benefits or account balances of all employees. Amendment to tax return 2013 Additional requirements apply to a top-heavy plan primarily to provide minimum benefits or contributions for non-key employees covered by the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013   Most qualified plans, whether or not top-heavy, must contain provisions that meet the top-heavy requirements and will take effect in plan years in which the plans are top-heavy. Amendment to tax return 2013 These qualification requirements for top-heavy plans are explained in section 416 and its regulations. Amendment to tax return 2013 SIMPLE and safe harbor 401(k) plan exception. Amendment to tax return 2013   The top-heavy plan requirements do not apply to SIMPLE 401(k) plans, discussed earlier in chapter 3, or to safe harbor 401(k) plans that consist solely of safe harbor contributions, discussed later in this chapter. Amendment to tax return 2013 QACAs (discussed later) also are not subject to top-heavy requirements. Amendment to tax return 2013 Setting Up a Qualified Plan There are two basic steps in setting up a qualified plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 First you adopt a written plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Then you invest the plan assets. Amendment to tax return 2013 You, the employer, are responsible for setting up and maintaining the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 If you are self-employed, it is not necessary to have employees besides yourself to sponsor and set up a qualified plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 If you have employees, see Participation, under Qualification Rules, earlier. Amendment to tax return 2013 Set-up deadline. Amendment to tax return 2013   To take a deduction for contributions for a tax year, your plan must be set up (adopted) by the last day of that year (December 31 for calendar-year employers). Amendment to tax return 2013 Credit for startup costs. Amendment to tax return 2013   You may be able to claim a tax credit for part of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a qualified plan that first became effective in 2013. Amendment to tax return 2013 For more information, see Credit for startup costs under Reminders, earlier. Amendment to tax return 2013 Adopting a Written Plan You must adopt a written plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan can be an IRS-approved master or prototype plan offered by a sponsoring organization. Amendment to tax return 2013 Or it can be an individually designed plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Written plan requirement. Amendment to tax return 2013   To qualify, the plan you set up must be in writing and must be communicated to your employees. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan's provisions must be stated in the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 It is not sufficient for the plan to merely refer to a requirement of the Internal Revenue Code. Amendment to tax return 2013 Master or prototype plans. Amendment to tax return 2013   Most qualified plans follow a standard form of plan (a master or prototype plan) approved by the IRS. Amendment to tax return 2013 Master and prototype plans are plans made available by plan providers for adoption by employers (including self-employed individuals). Amendment to tax return 2013 Under a master plan, a single trust or custodial account is established, as part of the plan, for the joint use of all adopting employers. Amendment to tax return 2013 Under a prototype plan, a separate trust or custodial account is established for each employer. Amendment to tax return 2013 Plan providers. Amendment to tax return 2013   The following organizations generally can provide IRS-approved master or prototype plans. Amendment to tax return 2013 Banks (including some savings and loan associations and federally insured credit unions). Amendment to tax return 2013 Trade or professional organizations. Amendment to tax return 2013 Insurance companies. Amendment to tax return 2013 Mutual funds. Amendment to tax return 2013 Individually designed plan. Amendment to tax return 2013   If you prefer, you can set up an individually designed plan to meet specific needs. Amendment to tax return 2013 Although advance IRS approval is not required, you can apply for approval by paying a fee and requesting a determination letter. Amendment to tax return 2013 You may need professional help for this. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Rev. Amendment to tax return 2013 Proc. Amendment to tax return 2013 2014-6, 2014-1 I. Amendment to tax return 2013 R. Amendment to tax return 2013 B. Amendment to tax return 2013 198, available at www. Amendment to tax return 2013 irs. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov/irb/2014-1_IRB/ar10. Amendment to tax return 2013 html, as annually updated, that may help you decide whether to apply for approval. Amendment to tax return 2013 Internal Revenue Bulletins are available on the IRS website at IRS. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov They are also available at most IRS offices and at certain libraries. Amendment to tax return 2013 User fee. Amendment to tax return 2013   The fee mentioned earlier for requesting a determination letter does not apply to employers who have 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 of compensation from the employer for the preceding year. Amendment to tax return 2013 At least one of them must be a non-highly compensated employee participating in the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 The fee does not apply to requests made by the later of the following dates. Amendment to tax return 2013 The end of the 5th plan year the plan is in effect. Amendment to tax return 2013 The end of any remedial amendment period for the plan that begins within the first 5 plan years. Amendment to tax return 2013 The request cannot be made by the sponsor of a prototype or similar plan the sponsor intends to market to participating employers. Amendment to tax return 2013   For more information about whether the user fee applies, see Rev. Amendment to tax return 2013 Proc. Amendment to tax return 2013 2014-8, 2014-1 I. Amendment to tax return 2013 R. Amendment to tax return 2013 B. Amendment to tax return 2013 242, available at www. Amendment to tax return 2013 irs. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov/irb/2014-1_IRB/ar12. Amendment to tax return 2013 html, as may be annually updated; Notice 2003-49, 2003-32 I. Amendment to tax return 2013 R. Amendment to tax return 2013 B. Amendment to tax return 2013 294, available at www. Amendment to tax return 2013 irs. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov/irb/2003-32_IRB/ar13. Amendment to tax return 2013 html; and Notice 2011-86, 2011-45 I. Amendment to tax return 2013 R. Amendment to tax return 2013 B. Amendment to tax return 2013 698, available at www. Amendment to tax return 2013 irs. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov/irb/2011-45_IRB/ar11. Amendment to tax return 2013 html. Amendment to tax return 2013 Investing Plan Assets In setting up a qualified plan, you arrange how the plan's funds will be used to build its assets. Amendment to tax return 2013 You can establish a trust or custodial account to invest the funds. Amendment to tax return 2013 You, the trust, or the custodial account can buy an annuity contract from an insurance company. Amendment to tax return 2013 Life insurance can be included only if it is incidental to the retirement benefits. Amendment to tax return 2013 You set up a trust by a legal instrument (written document). Amendment to tax return 2013 You may need professional help to do this. Amendment to tax return 2013 You can set up a custodial account with a bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or other person who can act as the plan trustee. Amendment to tax return 2013 You do not need a trust or custodial account, although you can have one, to invest the plan's funds in annuity contracts or face-amount certificates. Amendment to tax return 2013 If anyone other than a trustee holds them, however, the contracts or certificates must state they are not transferable. Amendment to tax return 2013 Other plan requirements. Amendment to tax return 2013   For information on other important plan requirements, see Qualification Rules , earlier in this chapter. Amendment to tax return 2013 Minimum Funding Requirement In general, if your plan is a money purchase pension plan or a defined benefit plan, you must actually pay enough into the plan to satisfy the minimum funding standard for each year. Amendment to tax return 2013 Determining the amount needed to satisfy the minimum funding standard for a defined benefit plan is complicated, and you should seek professional help in order to meet these contribution requirements. Amendment to tax return 2013 For information on this funding requirement, see section 412 and its regulations. Amendment to tax return 2013 Quarterly installments of required contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   If your plan is a defined benefit plan subject to the minimum funding requirements, you generally must make quarterly installment payments of the required contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 If you do not pay the full installments timely, you may have to pay interest on any underpayment for the period of the underpayment. Amendment to tax return 2013 Due dates. Amendment to tax return 2013   The due dates for the installments are 15 days after the end of each quarter. Amendment to tax return 2013 For a calendar-year plan, the installments are due April 15, July 15, October 15, and January 15 (of the following year). Amendment to tax return 2013 Installment percentage. Amendment to tax return 2013   Each quarterly installment must be 25% of the required annual payment. Amendment to tax return 2013 Extended period for making contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   Additional contributions required to satisfy the minimum funding requirement for a plan year will be considered timely if made by 8½ months after the end of that year. Amendment to tax return 2013 Contributions A qualified plan is generally funded by your contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 However, employees participating in the plan may be permitted to make contributions, and you may be permitted to make contributions on your own behalf. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Employee Contributions and Elective Deferrals later. Amendment to tax return 2013 Contributions deadline. Amendment to tax return 2013   You can make deductible contributions for a tax year up to the due date of your return (plus extensions) for that year. Amendment to tax return 2013 Self-employed individual. Amendment to tax return 2013   You can make contributions on behalf of yourself only if you have net earnings (compensation) from self-employment in the trade or business for which the plan was set up. Amendment to tax return 2013 Your net earnings must be from your personal services, not from your investments. Amendment to tax return 2013 If you have a net loss from self-employment, you cannot make contributions for yourself for the year, even if you can contribute for common-law employees based on their compensation. Amendment to tax return 2013 Employer Contributions There are certain limits on the contributions and other annual additions you can make each year for plan participants. Amendment to tax return 2013 There are also limits on the amount you can deduct. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Deduction Limits , later. Amendment to tax return 2013 Limits on Contributions and Benefits Your plan must provide that contributions or benefits cannot exceed certain limits. Amendment to tax return 2013 The limits differ depending on whether your plan is a defined contribution plan or a defined benefit plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Defined benefit plan. Amendment to tax return 2013   For 2013, the annual benefit for a participant under a defined benefit plan cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Amendment to tax return 2013 100% of the participant's average compensation for his or her highest 3 consecutive calendar years. Amendment to tax return 2013 $205,000 ($210,000 for 2014). Amendment to tax return 2013 Defined contribution plan. Amendment to tax return 2013   For 2013, a defined contribution plan's annual contributions and other additions (excluding earnings) to the account of a participant cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Amendment to tax return 2013 100% of the participant's compensation. Amendment to tax return 2013 $51,000 ($52,000 for 2014). Amendment to tax return 2013   Catch-up contributions (discussed later under Limit on Elective Deferrals) are not subject to the above limit. Amendment to tax return 2013 Employee Contributions Participants may be permitted to make nondeductible contributions to a plan in addition to your contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Even though these employee contributions are not deductible, the earnings on them are tax free until distributed in later years. Amendment to tax return 2013 Also, these contributions must satisfy the actual contribution percentage (ACP) test of section 401(m)(2), a nondiscrimination test that applies to employee contributions and matching contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Regulations sections 1. Amendment to tax return 2013 401(k)-2 and 1. Amendment to tax return 2013 401(m)-2 for further guidance relating to the nondiscrimination rules under sections 401(k) and 401(m). Amendment to tax return 2013 When Contributions Are Considered Made You generally apply your plan contributions to the year in which you make them. Amendment to tax return 2013 But you can apply them to the previous year if all the following requirements are met. Amendment to tax return 2013 You make them by the due date of your tax return for the previous year (plus extensions). Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan was established by the end of the previous year. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan treats the contributions as though it had received them on the last day of the previous year. Amendment to tax return 2013 You do either of the following. Amendment to tax return 2013 You specify in writing to the plan administrator or trustee that the contributions apply to the previous year. Amendment to tax return 2013 You deduct the contributions on your tax return for the previous year. Amendment to tax return 2013 A partnership shows contributions for partners on Form 1065. Amendment to tax return 2013 Employer's promissory note. Amendment to tax return 2013   Your promissory note made out to the plan is not a payment that qualifies for the deduction. Amendment to tax return 2013 Also, issuing this note is a prohibited transaction subject to tax. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Prohibited Transactions , later. Amendment to tax return 2013 Employer Deduction You can usually deduct, subject to limits, contributions you make to a qualified plan, including those made for your own retirement. Amendment to tax return 2013 The contributions (and earnings and gains on them) are generally tax free until distributed by the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Deduction Limits The deduction limit for your contributions to a qualified plan depends on the kind of plan you have. Amendment to tax return 2013 Defined contribution plans. Amendment to tax return 2013   The deduction for contributions to a defined contribution plan (profit-sharing plan or money purchase pension plan) cannot be more than 25% of the compensation paid (or accrued) during the year to your eligible employees participating in the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 If you are self-employed, you must reduce this limit in figuring the deduction for contributions you make for your own account. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals , later. Amendment to tax return 2013   When figuring the deduction limit, the following rules apply. Amendment to tax return 2013 Elective deferrals (discussed later) are not subject to the limit. Amendment to tax return 2013 Compensation includes elective deferrals. Amendment to tax return 2013 The maximum compensation that can be taken into account for each employee in 2013 is $255,000 ($260,000 for 2014). Amendment to tax return 2013 Defined benefit plans. Amendment to tax return 2013   The deduction for contributions to a defined benefit plan is based on actuarial assumptions and computations. Amendment to tax return 2013 Consequently, an actuary must figure your deduction limit. Amendment to tax return 2013    In figuring the deduction for contributions, you cannot take into account any contributions or benefits that are more than the limits discussed earlier under Limits on Contributions and Benefits, earlier. Amendment to tax return 2013 Table 4–1. Amendment to tax return 2013 Carryover of Excess Contributions Illustrated—Profit-Sharing Plan (000's omitted) Year Participants' compensation Participants' share of required contribution (10% of annual profit) Deductible  limit for current year (25% of compensation) Contribution Excess contribution carryover used1 Total  deduction including carryovers Excess contribution carryover available at end of year 2010 $1,000 $100 $250 $100 $ 0 $100 $ 0 2011 400 165 100 165 0 100 65 2012 500 100 125 100 25 125 40 2013 600 100 150 100 40 140 0  1There were no carryovers from years before 2010. Amendment to tax return 2013 Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals If you make contributions for yourself, you need to make a special computation to figure your maximum deduction for these contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Compensation is your net earnings from self-employment, defined in chapter 1. Amendment to tax return 2013 This definition takes into account both the following items. Amendment to tax return 2013 The deduction for the deductible part of your self-employment tax. Amendment to tax return 2013 The deduction for contributions on your behalf to the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 The deduction for your own contributions and your net earnings depend on each other. Amendment to tax return 2013 For this reason, you determine the deduction for your own contributions indirectly by reducing the contribution rate called for in your plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 To do this, use either the Rate Table for Self-Employed or the Rate Worksheet for Self-Employed in chapter 5. Amendment to tax return 2013 Then figure your maximum deduction by using the Deduction Worksheet for Self-Employed in chapter 5. Amendment to tax return 2013 Where To Deduct Contributions Deduct the contributions you make for your common-law employees on your tax return. Amendment to tax return 2013 For example, sole proprietors deduct them on Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule F (Form 1040); partnerships deduct them on Form 1065; and corporations deduct them on Form 1120, or Form 1120S. Amendment to tax return 2013 Sole proprietors and partners deduct contributions for themselves on line 28 of Form 1040. Amendment to tax return 2013 (If you are a partner, contributions for yourself are shown on the Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) you get from the partnership. Amendment to tax return 2013 ) Carryover of Excess Contributions If you contribute more to the plans than you can deduct for the year, you can carry over and deduct the difference in later years, combined with your contributions for those years. Amendment to tax return 2013 Your combined deduction in a later year is limited to 25% of the participating employees' compensation for that year. Amendment to tax return 2013 For purposes of this limit, a SEP is treated as a profit-sharing (defined contribution) plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 However, this percentage limit must be reduced to figure your maximum deduction for contributions you make for yourself. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals, earlier. Amendment to tax return 2013 The amount you carry over and deduct may be subject to the excise tax discussed next. Amendment to tax return 2013 Table 4-1, earlier, illustrates the carryover of excess contributions to a profit-sharing plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Excise Tax for Nondeductible (Excess) Contributions If you contribute more than your deduction limit to a retirement plan, you have made nondeductible contributions and you may be liable for an excise tax. Amendment to tax return 2013 In general, a 10% excise tax applies to nondeductible contributions made to qualified pension and profit-sharing plans and to SEPs. Amendment to tax return 2013 Special rule for self-employed individuals. Amendment to tax return 2013   The 10% excise tax does not apply to any contribution made to meet the minimum funding requirements in a money purchase pension plan or a defined benefit plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Even if that contribution is more than your earned income from the trade or business for which the plan is set up, the difference is not subject to this excise tax. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Minimum Funding Requirement , earlier. Amendment to tax return 2013 Reporting the tax. Amendment to tax return 2013   You must report the tax on your nondeductible contributions on Form 5330. Amendment to tax return 2013 Form 5330 includes a computation of the tax. Amendment to tax return 2013 See the separate instructions for completing the form. Amendment to tax return 2013 Elective Deferrals (401(k) Plans) Your qualified plan can include a cash or deferred arrangement under which participants can choose to have you contribute part of their before-tax compensation to the plan rather than receive the compensation in cash. Amendment to tax return 2013 A plan with this type of arrangement is popularly known as a “401(k) plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 ” (As a self-employed individual participating in the plan, you can contribute part of your before-tax net earnings from the business. Amendment to tax return 2013 ) This contribution is called an “elective deferral” because participants choose (elect) to defer receipt of the money. Amendment to tax return 2013 In general, a qualified plan can include a cash or deferred arrangement only if the qualified plan is one of the following plans. Amendment to tax return 2013 A profit-sharing plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 A money purchase pension plan in existence on June 27, 1974, that included a salary reduction arrangement on that date. Amendment to tax return 2013 Partnership. Amendment to tax return 2013   A partnership can have a 401(k) plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Restriction on conditions of participation. Amendment to tax return 2013   The plan cannot require, as a condition of participation, that an employee complete more than 1 year of service. Amendment to tax return 2013 Matching contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   If your plan permits, you can make matching contributions for an employee who makes an elective deferral to your 401(k) plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 For example, the plan might provide that you will contribute 50 cents for each dollar your participating employees choose to defer under your 401(k) plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Matching contributions are generally subject to the ACP test discussed earlier under Employee Contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Nonelective contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   You can also make contributions (other than matching contributions) for your participating employees without giving them the choice to take cash instead. Amendment to tax return 2013 These are called nonelective contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Employee compensation limit. Amendment to tax return 2013   No more than $255,000 of the employee's compensation can be taken into account when figuring contributions other than elective deferrals in 2013. Amendment to tax return 2013 This limit is $260,000 in 2014. Amendment to tax return 2013 SIMPLE 401(k) plan. Amendment to tax return 2013   If you had 100 or fewer employees who earned $5,000 or more in compensation during the preceding year, you may be able to set up a SIMPLE 401(k) plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 A SIMPLE 401(k) plan is not subject to the nondiscrimination and top-heavy plan requirements discussed earlier under Qualification Rules. Amendment to tax return 2013 For details about SIMPLE 401(k) plans, see SIMPLE 401(k) Plan in chapter 3. Amendment to tax return 2013 Distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   Certain rules apply to distributions from 401(k) plans. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Distributions From 401(k) Plans , later. Amendment to tax return 2013 Limit on Elective Deferrals There is a limit on the amount an employee can defer each year under these plans. Amendment to tax return 2013 This limit applies without regard to community property laws. Amendment to tax return 2013 Your plan must provide that your employees cannot defer more than the limit that applies for a particular year. Amendment to tax return 2013 For 2013 and 2014, the basic limit on elective deferrals is $17,500. Amendment to tax return 2013 This limit applies to all salary reduction contributions and elective deferrals. Amendment to tax return 2013 If, in conjunction with other plans, the deferral limit is exceeded, the difference is included in the employee's gross income. Amendment to tax return 2013 Catch-up contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   A 401(k) plan can permit participants who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year to also make catch-up contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 The catch-up contribution limit for 2013 and 2014 is $5,500. Amendment to tax return 2013 Elective deferrals are not treated as catch-up contributions for 2013 until they exceed the $17,500 limit, the actual deferral percentage (ADP) test limit of section 401(k)(3), or the plan limit (if any). Amendment to tax return 2013 However, the catch-up contribution a participant can make for a year cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Amendment to tax return 2013 The catch-up contribution limit. Amendment to tax return 2013 The excess of the participant's compensation over the elective deferrals that are not catch-up contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Treatment of contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   Your contributions to your own 401(k) plan are generally deductible by you for the year they are contributed to the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Matching or nonelective contributions made to the plan are also deductible by you in the year of contribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 Your employees' elective deferrals other than designated Roth contributions are tax free until distributed from the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Elective deferrals are included in wages for social security, Medicare, and federal unemployment (FUTA) tax. Amendment to tax return 2013 Forfeiture. Amendment to tax return 2013   Employees have a nonforfeitable right at all times to their accrued benefit attributable to elective deferrals. Amendment to tax return 2013 Reporting on Form W-2. Amendment to tax return 2013   Do not include elective deferrals in the “Wages, tips, other compensation” box of Form W-2. Amendment to tax return 2013 You must, however, include them in the “Social security wages” and “Medicare wages and tips” boxes. Amendment to tax return 2013 You must also include them in box 12. Amendment to tax return 2013 Mark the “Retirement plan” checkbox in box 13. Amendment to tax return 2013 For more information, see the Form W-2 instructions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Automatic Enrollment Your 401(k) plan can have an automatic enrollment feature. Amendment to tax return 2013 Under this feature, you can automatically reduce an employee's pay by a fixed percentage and contribute that amount to the 401(k) plan on his or her behalf unless the employee affirmatively chooses not to have his or her pay reduced or chooses to have it reduced by a different percentage. Amendment to tax return 2013 These contributions are elective deferrals. Amendment to tax return 2013 An automatic enrollment feature will encourage employees' saving for retirement and will help your plan pass nondiscrimination testing (if applicable). Amendment to tax return 2013 For more information, see Publication 4674, Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses. Amendment to tax return 2013 Eligible automatic contribution arrangement. Amendment to tax return 2013   Under an eligible automatic contribution arrangement (EACA), a participant is treated as having elected to have the employer make contributions in an amount equal to a uniform percentage of compensation. Amendment to tax return 2013 This automatic election will remain in place until the participant specifically elects not to have such deferral percentage made (or elects a different percentage). Amendment to tax return 2013 There is no required deferral percentage. Amendment to tax return 2013 Withdrawals. Amendment to tax return 2013   Under an EACA, you may allow participants to withdraw their automatic contributions to the plan if certain conditions are met. Amendment to tax return 2013 The participant must elect the withdrawal no later than 90 days after the date of the first elective contributions under the EACA. Amendment to tax return 2013 The participant must withdraw the entire amount of EACA default contributions, including any earnings thereon. Amendment to tax return 2013   If the plan allows withdrawals under the EACA, the amount of the withdrawal other than the amount of any designated Roth contributions must be included in the employee's gross income for the tax year in which the distribution is made. Amendment to tax return 2013 The additional 10% tax on early distributions will not apply to the distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 Notice requirement. Amendment to tax return 2013   Under an EACA, employees must be given written notice of the terms of the EACA within a reasonable period of time before each plan year. Amendment to tax return 2013 The notice must be written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average employee and be sufficiently accurate and comprehensive in order to apprise the employee of his or her rights and obligations under the EACA. Amendment to tax return 2013 The notice must include an explanation of the employee's right to elect not to have elective contributions made on his or her behalf, or to elect a different percentage, and the employee must be given a reasonable period of time after receipt of the notice before the first elective contribution is made. Amendment to tax return 2013 The notice also must explain how contributions will be invested in the absence of an investment election by the employee. Amendment to tax return 2013 Qualified automatic contribution arrangement. Amendment to tax return 2013    A qualified automatic contribution arrangement (QACA) is a type of safe harbor plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 It contains an automatic enrollment feature, and mandatory employer contributions are required. Amendment to tax return 2013 If your plan includes a QACA, it will not be subject to the ADP test (discussed later) nor the top-heavy requirements (discussed earlier). Amendment to tax return 2013 Additionally, your plan will not be subject to the actual contribution percentage (ACP) test if certain additional requirements are met. Amendment to tax return 2013 Under a QACA, each employee who is eligible to participate in the plan will be treated as having elected to make elective deferral contributions equal to a certain default percentage of compensation. Amendment to tax return 2013 In order to not have default elective deferrals made, an employee must make an affirmative election specifying a deferral percentage (including zero, if desired). Amendment to tax return 2013 If an employee does not make an affirmative election, the default deferral percentage must meet the following conditions. Amendment to tax return 2013 It must be applied uniformly. Amendment to tax return 2013 It must not exceed 10%. Amendment to tax return 2013 It must be at least 3% in the first plan year it applies to an employee and through the end of the following year. Amendment to tax return 2013 It must increase to at least 4% in the following plan year. Amendment to tax return 2013 It must increase to at least 5% in the following plan year. Amendment to tax return 2013 It must increase to at least 6% in subsequent plan years. Amendment to tax return 2013 Matching or nonelective contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   Under the terms of the QACA, you must make either matching or nonelective contributions according to the following terms. Amendment to tax return 2013 Matching contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 You must make matching contributions on behalf of each non-highly compensated employee in the following amounts. Amendment to tax return 2013 An amount equal to 100% of elective deferrals, up to 1% of compensation. Amendment to tax return 2013 An amount equal to 50% of elective deferrals, from 1% up to 6% of compensation. Amendment to tax return 2013 Other formulas may be used as long as they are at least as favorable to non-highly compensated employees. Amendment to tax return 2013 The rate of matching contributions for highly compensated employees, including yourself, must not exceed the rates for non-highly compensated employees. Amendment to tax return 2013 Nonelective contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 You must make nonelective contributions on behalf of every non-highly compensated employee eligible to participate in the plan, regardless of whether they elected to participate, in an amount equal to at least 3% of their compensation. Amendment to tax return 2013 Vesting requirements. Amendment to tax return 2013   All accrued benefits attributed to matching or nonelective contributions under the QACA must be 100% vested for all employees who complete 2 years of service. Amendment to tax return 2013 These contributions are subject to special withdrawal restrictions, discussed later. Amendment to tax return 2013 Notice requirements. Amendment to tax return 2013   Each employee eligible to participate in the QACA must receive written notice of their rights and obligations under the QACA, within a reasonable period before each plan year. Amendment to tax return 2013 The notice must be written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average employee, and it must be accurate and comprehensive. Amendment to tax return 2013 The notice must explain their right to elect not to have elective contributions made on their behalf, or to have contributions made at a different percentage than the default percentage. Amendment to tax return 2013 Additionally, the notice must explain how contributions will be invested in the absence of any investment election by the employee. Amendment to tax return 2013 The employee must have a reasonable period of time after receiving the notice to make such contribution and investment elections prior to the first contributions under the QACA. Amendment to tax return 2013 Treatment of Excess Deferrals If the total of an employee's deferrals is more than the limit for 2013, the employee can have the difference (called an excess deferral) paid out of any of the plans that permit these distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 He or she must notify the plan by April 15, 2014 (or an earlier date specified in the plan), of the amount to be paid from each plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan must then pay the employee that amount, plus earnings on the amount through the end of 2013, by April 15, 2014. Amendment to tax return 2013 Excess withdrawn by April 15. Amendment to tax return 2013   If the employee takes out the excess deferral by April 15, 2014, it is not reported again by including it in the employee's gross income for 2014. Amendment to tax return 2013 However, any income earned in 2013 on the excess deferral taken out is taxable in the tax year in which it is taken out. Amendment to tax return 2013 The distribution is not subject to the additional 10% tax on early distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   If the employee takes out part of the excess deferral and the income on it, the distribution is treated as made proportionately from the excess deferral and the income. Amendment to tax return 2013   Even if the employee takes out the excess deferral by April 15, the amount will be considered for purposes of nondiscrimination testing requirements of the plan, unless the distributed amount is for a non-highly compensated employee who participates in only one employer's 401(k) plan or plans. Amendment to tax return 2013 Excess not withdrawn by April 15. Amendment to tax return 2013   If the employee does not take out the excess deferral by April 15, 2014, the excess, though taxable in 2013, is not included in the employee's cost basis in figuring the taxable amount of any eventual distributions under the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 In effect, an excess deferral left in the plan is taxed twice, once when contributed and again when distributed. Amendment to tax return 2013 Also, if the employee's excess deferral is allowed to stay in the plan and the employee participates in no other employer's plan, the plan can be disqualified. Amendment to tax return 2013 Reporting corrective distributions on Form 1099-R. Amendment to tax return 2013   Report corrective distributions of excess deferrals (including any earnings) on Form 1099-R. Amendment to tax return 2013 For specific information about reporting corrective distributions, see the Instructions for Forms 1099-R and 5498. Amendment to tax return 2013 Tax on excess contributions of highly compensated employees. Amendment to tax return 2013   The law provides tests to detect discrimination in a plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 If tests, such as the actual deferral percentage test (ADP test) (see section 401(k)(3)) and the actual contribution percentage test (ACP test) (see section 401(m)(2)), show that contributions for highly compensated employees are more than the test limits for these contributions, the employer may have to pay a 10% excise tax. Amendment to tax return 2013 Report the tax on Form 5330. Amendment to tax return 2013 The ADP test does not apply to a safe harbor 401(k) plan (discussed next) nor to a QACA. Amendment to tax return 2013 Also, the ACP test does not apply to these plans if certain additional requirements are met. Amendment to tax return 2013   The tax for the year is 10% of the excess contributions for the plan year ending in your tax year. Amendment to tax return 2013 Excess contributions are elective deferrals, employee contributions, or employer matching or nonelective contributions that are more than the amount permitted under the ADP test or the ACP test. Amendment to tax return 2013   See Regulations sections 1. Amendment to tax return 2013 401(k)-2 and 1. Amendment to tax return 2013 401(m)-2 for further guidance relating to the nondiscrimination rules under sections 401(k) and 401(m). Amendment to tax return 2013    If the plan fails the ADP or ACP testing, and the failure is not corrected by the end of the next plan year, the plan can be disqualified. Amendment to tax return 2013 Safe harbor 401(k) plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 If you meet the requirements for a safe harbor 401(k) plan, you do not have to satisfy the ADP test, nor the ACP test, if certain additional requirements are met. Amendment to tax return 2013 For your plan to be a safe harbor plan, you must meet the following conditions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Matching or nonelective contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 You must make matching or nonelective contributions according to one of the following formulas. Amendment to tax return 2013 Matching contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 You must make matching contributions according to the following rules. Amendment to tax return 2013 You must contribute an amount equal to 100% of each non-highly compensated employee's elective deferrals, up to 3% of compensation. Amendment to tax return 2013 You must contribute an amount equal to 50% of each non-highly compensated employee's elective deferrals, from 3% up to 5% of compensation. Amendment to tax return 2013 The rate of matching contributions for highly compensated employees, including yourself, must not exceed the rates for non-highly compensated employees. Amendment to tax return 2013 Nonelective contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 You must make nonelective contributions, without regard to whether the employee made elective deferrals, on behalf of all non-highly compensated employees eligible to participate in the plan, equal to at least 3% of the employee's compensation. Amendment to tax return 2013 These mandatory matching and nonelective contributions must be immediately 100% vested and are subject to special withdrawal restrictions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Notice requirement. Amendment to tax return 2013 You must give eligible employees written notice of their rights and obligations with regard to contributions under the plan, within a reasonable period before the plan year. Amendment to tax return 2013 The other requirements for a 401(k) plan, including withdrawal and vesting rules, must also be met for your plan to qualify as a safe harbor 401(k) plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Qualified Roth Contribution Program Under this program an eligible employee can designate all or a portion of his or her elective deferrals as after-tax Roth contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Elective deferrals designated as Roth contributions must be maintained in a separate Roth account. Amendment to tax return 2013 However, unlike other elective deferrals, designated Roth contributions are not excluded from employees' gross income, but qualified distributions from a Roth account are excluded from employees' gross income. Amendment to tax return 2013 Elective Deferrals Under a qualified Roth contribution program, the amount of elective deferrals that an employee may designate as a Roth contribution is limited to the maximum amount of elective deferrals excludable from gross income for the year (for 2013 and 2014, $17,500 if under age 50 and $23,000 if age 50 or over) less the total amount of the employee's elective deferrals not designated as Roth contributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Designated Roth deferrals are treated the same as pre-tax elective deferrals for most purposes, including: The annual individual elective deferral limit (total of all designated Roth contributions and traditional, pre-tax elective deferrals) of $17,500 for 2013 and 2014, with an additional $5,500 if age 50 or over for 2013 and 2014, Determining the maximum employee and employer annual contributions of the lesser of 100% of compensation or $51,000 for 2013 ($52,000 for 2014), Nondiscrimination testing, Required distributions, and Elective deferrals not taken into account for purposes of deduction limits. Amendment to tax return 2013 Qualified Distributions A qualified distribution is a distribution that is made after the employee's nonexclusion period and: On or after the employee attains age   59½, On account of the employee's being disabled, or On or after the employee's death. Amendment to tax return 2013 An employee's nonexclusion period for a plan is the 5-tax-year period beginning with the earlier of the following tax years. Amendment to tax return 2013 The first tax year in which the employee made a contribution to his or her Roth account in the plan, or If a rollover contribution was made to the employee's designated Roth account from a designated Roth account previously established for the employee under another plan, then the first tax year the employee made a designated Roth contribution to the previously established account. Amendment to tax return 2013 Rollover. Amendment to tax return 2013   Beginning September 28, 2010, a rollover from another account can be made to a designated Roth account in the same plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 For additional information on these in-plan Roth rollovers, see Notice 2010-84, 2010-51 I. Amendment to tax return 2013 R. Amendment to tax return 2013 B. Amendment to tax return 2013 872, available at www. Amendment to tax return 2013 irs. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov/irb/2010-51_IRB/ar11. Amendment to tax return 2013 html, and Notice 2013-74. Amendment to tax return 2013 A distribution from a designated Roth account can only be rolled over to another designated Roth account or a Roth IRA. Amendment to tax return 2013 Rollover amounts do not apply toward the annual deferral limit. Amendment to tax return 2013 Reporting Requirements You must report a contribution to a Roth account on Form W-2 and a distribution from a Roth account on Form 1099-R. Amendment to tax return 2013 See the Form W-2 and 1099-R instructions for detailed information. Amendment to tax return 2013 Distributions Amounts paid to plan participants from a qualified plan are called distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Distributions may be nonperiodic, such as lump-sum distributions, or periodic, such as annuity payments. Amendment to tax return 2013 Also, certain loans may be treated as distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Loans Treated as Distributions in Publication 575. Amendment to tax return 2013 Required Distributions A qualified plan must provide that each participant will either: Receive his or her entire interest (benefits) in the plan by the required beginning date (defined later), or Begin receiving regular periodic distributions by the required beginning date in annual amounts calculated to distribute the participant's entire interest (benefits) over his or her life expectancy or over the joint life expectancy of the participant and the designated beneficiary (or over a shorter period). Amendment to tax return 2013 These distribution rules apply individually to each qualified plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 You cannot satisfy the requirement for one plan by taking a distribution from another. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan must provide that these rules override any inconsistent distribution options previously offered. Amendment to tax return 2013 Minimum distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013   If the account balance of a qualified plan participant is to be distributed (other than as an annuity), the plan administrator must figure the minimum amount required to be distributed each distribution calendar year. Amendment to tax return 2013 This minimum is figured by dividing the account balance by the applicable life expectancy. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan administrator can use the life expectancy tables in Appendix C of Publication 590 for this purpose. Amendment to tax return 2013 For more information on figuring the minimum distribution, see Tax on Excess Accumulation in Publication 575. Amendment to tax return 2013 Required beginning date. Amendment to tax return 2013   Generally, each participant must receive his or her entire benefits in the plan or begin to receive periodic distributions of benefits from the plan by the required beginning date. Amendment to tax return 2013   A participant must begin to receive distributions from his or her qualified retirement plan by April 1 of the first year after the later of the following years. Amendment to tax return 2013 Calendar year in which he or she reaches age 70½. Amendment to tax return 2013 Calendar year in which he or she retires from employment with the employer maintaining the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 However, the plan may require the participant to begin receiving distributions by April 1 of the year after the participant reaches age 70½ even if the participant has not retired. Amendment to tax return 2013   If the participant is a 5% owner of the employer maintaining the plan, the participant must begin receiving distributions by April 1 of the first year after the calendar year in which the participant reached age 70½. Amendment to tax return 2013 For more information, see Tax on Excess Accumulation in Publication 575. Amendment to tax return 2013 Distributions after the starting year. Amendment to tax return 2013   The distribution required to be made by April 1 is treated as a distribution for the starting year. Amendment to tax return 2013 (The starting year is the year in which the participant meets (1) or (2) above, whichever applies. Amendment to tax return 2013 ) After the starting year, the participant must receive the required distribution for each year by December 31 of that year. Amendment to tax return 2013 If no distribution is made in the starting year, required distributions for 2 years must be made in the next year (one by April 1 and one by December 31). Amendment to tax return 2013 Distributions after participant's death. Amendment to tax return 2013   See Publication 575 for the special rules covering distributions made after the death of a participant. Amendment to tax return 2013 Distributions From 401(k) Plans Generally, distributions cannot be made until one of the following occurs. Amendment to tax return 2013 The employee retires, dies, becomes disabled, or otherwise severs employment. Amendment to tax return 2013 The plan ends and no other defined contribution plan is established or continued. Amendment to tax return 2013 In the case of a 401(k) plan that is part of a profit-sharing plan, the employee reaches age 59½ or suffers financial hardship. Amendment to tax return 2013 For the rules on hardship distributions, including the limits on them, see Regulations section 1. Amendment to tax return 2013 401(k)-1(d). Amendment to tax return 2013 The employee becomes eligible for a qualified reservist distribution (defined next). Amendment to tax return 2013 Certain distributions listed above may be subject to the tax on early distributions discussed later. Amendment to tax return 2013 Qualified reservist distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013   A qualified reservist distribution is a distribution from an IRA or an elective deferral account made after September 11, 2001, to a military reservist or a member of the National Guard who has been called to active duty for at least 180 days or for an indefinite period. Amendment to tax return 2013 All or part of a qualified reservist distribution can be recontributed to an IRA. Amendment to tax return 2013 The additional 10% tax on early distributions does not apply to a qualified reservist distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 Tax Treatment of Distributions Distributions from a qualified plan minus a prorated part of any cost basis are subject to income tax in the year they are distributed. Amendment to tax return 2013 Since most recipients have no cost basis, a distribution is generally fully taxable. Amendment to tax return 2013 An exception is a distribution that is properly rolled over as discussed under Rollover, next. Amendment to tax return 2013 The tax treatment of distributions depends on whether they are made periodically over several years or life (periodic distributions) or are nonperiodic distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Taxation of Periodic Payments and Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments in Publication 575 for a detailed description of how distributions are taxed, including the 10-year tax option or capital gain treatment of a lump-sum distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 Note. Amendment to tax return 2013 A recipient of a distribution from a designated Roth account will have a cost basis since designated Roth contributions are made on an after-tax basis. Amendment to tax return 2013 Also, a distribution from a designated Roth account is entirely tax-free if certain conditions are met. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Qualified distributions under Qualified Roth Contribution Program, earlier. Amendment to tax return 2013 Rollover. Amendment to tax return 2013   The recipient of an eligible rollover distribution from a qualified plan can defer the tax on it by rolling it over into a traditional IRA or another eligible retirement plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 However, it may be subject to withholding as discussed under Withholding requirement, later. Amendment to tax return 2013 A rollover can also be made to a Roth IRA, in which case, any previously untaxed amounts are includible in gross income unless the rollover is from a designated Roth account. Amendment to tax return 2013 Eligible rollover distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013   This is a distribution of all or any part of an employee's balance in a qualified retirement plan that is not any of the following. Amendment to tax return 2013 A required minimum distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Required Distributions , earlier. Amendment to tax return 2013 Any of a series of substantially equal payments made at least once a year over any of the following periods. Amendment to tax return 2013 The employee's life or life expectancy. Amendment to tax return 2013 The joint lives or life expectancies of the employee and beneficiary. Amendment to tax return 2013 A period of 10 years or longer. Amendment to tax return 2013 A hardship distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 The portion of a distribution that represents the return of an employee's nondeductible contributions to the plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Employee Contributions , earlier, and Rollover of nontaxable amounts, next. Amendment to tax return 2013 Loans treated as distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 Dividends on employer securities. Amendment to tax return 2013 The cost of any life insurance coverage provided under a qualified retirement plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 Similar items designated by the IRS in published guidance. Amendment to tax return 2013 See, for example, the Instructions for Forms 1099-R and 5498. Amendment to tax return 2013 Rollover of nontaxable amounts. Amendment to tax return 2013   You may be able to roll over the nontaxable part of a distribution to another qualified retirement plan or a section 403(b) plan, or to an IRA. Amendment to tax return 2013 If the rollover is to a qualified retirement plan or a section 403(b) plan that separately accounts for the taxable and nontaxable parts of the rollover, the transfer must be made through a direct (trustee-to-trustee) rollover. Amendment to tax return 2013 If the rollover is to an IRA, the transfer can be made by any rollover method. Amendment to tax return 2013 Note. Amendment to tax return 2013 A distribution from a designated Roth account can be rolled over to another designated Roth account or to a Roth IRA. Amendment to tax return 2013 If the rollover is to a Roth IRA, it can be rolled over by any rollover method, but if the rollover is to another designated Roth account, it must be rolled over directly (trustee-to-trustee). Amendment to tax return 2013 More information. Amendment to tax return 2013   For more information about rollovers, see Rollovers in Pubs. Amendment to tax return 2013 575 and 590. Amendment to tax return 2013 Withholding requirement. Amendment to tax return 2013   If, during a year, a qualified plan pays to a participant one or more eligible rollover distributions (defined earlier) that are reasonably expected to total $200 or more, the payor must withhold 20% of the taxable portion of each distribution for federal income tax. Amendment to tax return 2013 Exceptions. Amendment to tax return 2013   If, instead of having the distribution paid to him or her, the participant chooses to have the plan pay it directly to an IRA or another eligible retirement plan (a direct rollover), no withholding is required. Amendment to tax return 2013   If the distribution is not an eligible rollover distribution, defined earlier, the 20% withholding requirement does not apply. Amendment to tax return 2013 Other withholding rules apply to distributions that are not eligible rollover distributions, such as long-term periodic distributions and required distributions (periodic or nonperiodic). Amendment to tax return 2013 However, the participant can choose not to have tax withheld from these distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 If the participant does not make this choice, the following withholding rules apply. Amendment to tax return 2013 For periodic distributions, withholding is based on their treatment as wages. Amendment to tax return 2013 For nonperiodic distributions, 10% of the taxable part is withheld. Amendment to tax return 2013 Estimated tax payments. Amendment to tax return 2013   If no income tax is withheld or not enough tax is withheld, the recipient of a distribution may have to make estimated tax payments. Amendment to tax return 2013 For more information, see Withholding Tax and Estimated Tax in Publication 575. Amendment to tax return 2013 Section 402(f) Notice. Amendment to tax return 2013   If a distribution is an eligible rollover distribution, as defined earlier, you must provide a written notice to the recipient that explains the following rules regarding such distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 That the distribution may be directly transferred to an eligible retirement plan and information about which distributions are eligible for this direct transfer. Amendment to tax return 2013 That tax will be withheld from the distribution if it is not directly transferred to an eligible retirement plan. Amendment to tax return 2013 That the distribution will not be subject to tax if transferred to an eligible retirement plan within 60 days after the date the recipient receives the distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 Certain other rules that may be applicable. Amendment to tax return 2013   Notice 2009-68, 2009-39 I. Amendment to tax return 2013 R. Amendment to tax return 2013 B. Amendment to tax return 2013 423, available at www. Amendment to tax return 2013 irs. Amendment to tax return 2013 gov/irb/2009-39_IRB/ar14. Amendment to tax return 2013 html, contains two updated safe harbor section 402(f) notices that plan administrators may provide recipients of eligible rollover distributions. Amendment to tax return 2013 If the plan allows in-plan Roth rollovers, the 402(f) notice must be amended to reflect this. Amendment to tax return 2013 Notice 2010-84 contains guidance on how to modify a 402(f) notice for in-plan Roth rollovers. Amendment to tax return 2013 Timing of notice. Amendment to tax return 2013   The notice generally must be provided no less than 30 days and no more than 180 days before the date of a distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 Method of notice. Amendment to tax return 2013   The written notice must be provided individually to each distributee of an eligible rollover distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 Posting of the notice is not sufficient. Amendment to tax return 2013 However, the written requirement may be satisfied through the use of electronic media if certain additional conditions are met. Amendment to tax return 2013 See Regulations section 1. Amendment to tax return 2013 401(a)-21. Amendment to tax return 2013 Tax on failure to give notice. Amendment to tax return 2013   Failure to give a 402(f) notice will result in a tax of $100 for each failure, with a total not exceeding $50,000 per calendar year. Amendment to tax return 2013 The tax will not be imposed if it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. Amendment to tax return 2013 Tax on Early Distributions If a distribution is made to an employee under the plan before he or she reaches age 59½, the employee may have to pay a 10% additional tax on the distribution. Amendment to tax return 2013 This tax applies to the amount received that the employee must include in income. Amendment to tax return 2013 Exceptions. Amendment to tax return 2013   The 10% tax will not apply if distributions before age 59½ are made in any of the following circumstances. Amendment to tax return 2013 Made to a beneficiary (or to the estate of the employee) on or after the death of the employee. Amendment to tax return 2013 Made due to the employee having a qualifying disability. Amendment to tax return 2013 Made as part of a series of substantially equal periodic payments beginning after separation from service and made at least annually for the life or life expectancy of the employee or the joint lives or life expectancies of the employee and his or her designated beneficiary. Amendment to tax return 2013 (The payments under this exception, except in the case of death or disability, must continue for at least 5 years or until the employee reaches age 59½, whichever is the longer period. Amendment to tax return 2013 ) Made to an employee after separation from service if the separation occurred during o