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Ez 1040 online Publication 54 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Ez 1040 online Tax questions. Ez 1040 online Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 54, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Ez 1040 online irs. Ez 1040 online gov/pub54. Ez 1040 online What's New Exclusion amount. Ez 1040 online  The maximum foreign earned income exclusion is adjusted annually for inflation. Ez 1040 online For 2013, the maximum exclusion has increased to $97,600. Ez 1040 online See Limit on Excludable Amount under Foreign Earned Income Exclusion in chapter 4. Ez 1040 online Housing expenses — base amount. Ez 1040 online  The computation of the base housing amount (line 32 of Form 2555) is tied to the maximum foreign earned income exclusion. Ez 1040 online The amount is 16 percent of the exclusion amount (computed on a daily basis), multiplied by the number of days in your qualifying period that fall within your 2013 tax year. Ez 1040 online For 2013, this amount is $42. Ez 1040 online 78 per day ($15,616 per year). Ez 1040 online See Housing Amount under Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction in chapter 4. Ez 1040 online Housing expenses — maximum amount. Ez 1040 online  The amount of qualified housing expenses eligible for the housing exclusion and housing deduction has changed for some locations. Ez 1040 online See Limit on housing expenses under Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction in chapter 4. Ez 1040 online Filing requirements. Ez 1040 online  Generally, the amount of income you can receive before you must file an income tax return has increased. Ez 1040 online These amounts are shown in chapter 1 under Filing Requirements . Ez 1040 online Self-employment tax rate. Ez 1040 online  For 2013, the self-employment tax rate of 13. Ez 1040 online 3% has increased to 15. Ez 1040 online 3%. Ez 1040 online The maximum amount of net earnings from self-employment that is subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax has increased to $113,700. Ez 1040 online All net earnings are subject to the Medicare part of the tax. Ez 1040 online For more information, see chapter 3. Ez 1040 online IRA limitations for 2013. Ez 1040 online . Ez 1040 online  The 2013 contribution limit to an IRA has increased to $5,500 ($6,500 if age 50 or older). Ez 1040 online You may be able to take an IRA deduction if you were covered by a retirement plan and your 2013 modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than $69,000 ($115,000 if married filing jointly or a qualifying widow(er)). Ez 1040 online If your spouse was covered by a retirement plan, but you were not, you may be able to take an IRA deduction if your 2013 modified AGI is less than $188,000. Ez 1040 online See the Instructions for Form 1040 or the Instructions for Form 1040A for details and exceptions. Ez 1040 online Reminders Figuring tax on income not excluded. Ez 1040 online  If you claim the foreign earned income exclusion, the housing exclusion, or both, you must figure the tax on your nonexcluded income using the tax rates that would have applied had you not claimed the exclusions. Ez 1040 online See the Instructions for Form 1040 and complete the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet to figure the amount of tax to enter on Form 1040, line 44. Ez 1040 online If you must attach Form 6251 to your return, use the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet provided in the Instructions for Form 6251. Ez 1040 online Form 8938. Ez 1040 online  If you had foreign financial assets in 2013, you may have to file Form 8938 with your return. Ez 1040 online See Form 8938 in chapter 1. Ez 1040 online Change of address. 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Ez 1040 online resident if you were a lawful permanent resident of the United States at any time during the calendar year. Ez 1040 online This is known as the green card test because resident aliens hold immigrant visas (also known as green cards). Ez 1040 online Substantial presence test. Ez 1040 online You are considered a U. Ez 1040 online S. Ez 1040 online resident if you meet the substantial presence test for the calendar year. Ez 1040 online To meet this test, you must be physically present in the United States on at least: 31 days during the current calendar year, and A total of 183 days during the current year and the 2 preceding years, counting all the days of physical presence in the current year, but only 1/3 the number of days of presence in the first preceding year, and only 1/6 the number of days in the second preceding year. Ez 1040 online Example. Ez 1040 online You were physically present in the United States on 120 days in each of the years 2011, 2012, and 2013. Ez 1040 online To determine if you meet the substantial presence test for 2013, count the full 120 days of presence in 2013, 40 days in 2012 (1/3 of 120), and 20 days in 2011 (1/6 of 120). Ez 1040 online Because the total for the 3-year period is 180 days, you are not considered a resident under the substantial presence test for 2013. Ez 1040 online   For more information on resident and nonresident status, the tests for residence, and the exceptions to them, see Publication 519. Ez 1040 online Filing information. Ez 1040 online    Chapter 1 contains general filing information, such as: Whether you must file a U. Ez 1040 online S. Ez 1040 online tax return, When and where to file your return, How to report your income if it is paid in foreign currency, How to treat a nonresident alien spouse as a U. Ez 1040 online S. Ez 1040 online resident, and Whether you must pay estimated tax. Ez 1040 online Withholding tax. Ez 1040 online    Chapter 2 discusses the withholding of income, social security, and Medicare taxes from the pay of U. Ez 1040 online S. Ez 1040 online citizens and resident aliens. Ez 1040 online Self-employment tax. Ez 1040 online    Chapter 3 discusses who must pay self-employment tax. Ez 1040 online Foreign earned income exclusion and housing exclusion and deduction. Ez 1040 online    Chapter 4 discusses income tax benefits that apply if you meet certain requirements while living abroad. Ez 1040 online You may qualify to treat up to $97,600 of your income as not taxable by the United States. Ez 1040 online You also may be able to either deduct part of your housing expenses from your income or treat a limited amount of income used for housing expenses as not taxable by the United States. Ez 1040 online These benefits are called the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing deduction and exclusion. Ez 1040 online   To qualify for either of the exclusions or the deduction, you must have a tax home in a foreign country and earn income from personal services performed in a foreign country. Ez 1040 online These rules are explained in chapter 4. Ez 1040 online   If you are going to exclude or deduct your income as discussed above, you must file Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Ez 1040 online Exemptions, deductions, and credits. Ez 1040 online    Chapter 5 discusses exemptions, deductions, and credits you may be able to claim on your return. Ez 1040 online These are generally the same as if you were living in the United States. Ez 1040 online However, if you choose to exclude foreign earned income or housing amounts, you cannot deduct or exclude any item or take a credit for any item that is related to the amounts you exclude. Ez 1040 online Among the topics discussed in chapter 5 are: Exemptions, Contributions to foreign organizations, Foreign moving expenses, Contributions to individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), and Foreign taxes. Ez 1040 online Tax treaty benefits. Ez 1040 online    Chapter 6 discusses some benefits that are common to most tax treaties and explains how to get help if you think you are not receiving a treaty benefit to which you are entitled. Ez 1040 online It also explains how to get copies of tax treaties. Ez 1040 online How to get tax help. Ez 1040 online    Chapter 7 is an explanation of how to get information and assistance from the IRS. Ez 1040 online Questions and answers. Ez 1040 online   Frequently asked questions and answers to those questions are presented in the back of the publication. Ez 1040 online Comments and suggestions. Ez 1040 online   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 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Ez 1040 online 2. Ez 1040 online   Employees' Pay Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Tests for Deducting PayTest 1—Reasonableness Test 2—For Services Performed Kinds of PayAwards Bonuses Education Expenses Fringe Benefits Loans or Advances Property Reimbursements for Business Expenses Sick and Vacation Pay Introduction You can generally deduct the amount you pay your employees for the services they perform. Ez 1040 online The pay may be in cash, property, or services. Ez 1040 online It may include wages, salaries, bonuses, commissions, or other non-cash compensation such as vacation allowances and fringe benefits. Ez 1040 online For information about deducting employment taxes, see chapter 5. Ez 1040 online You can claim employment credits, such as the following, if you hire individuals who meet certain requirements. Ez 1040 online Empowerment zone employment credit (Form 8844). Ez 1040 online Indian employment credit (Form 8845). Ez 1040 online Work opportunity credit (Form 5884). Ez 1040 online Credit for employer differential wage payments (Form 8932). Ez 1040 online Reduce your deduction for employee wages by the amount of employment credits you claim. Ez 1040 online For more information about these credits, see the form on which the credit is claimed. Ez 1040 online Topics - This chapter discusses: Tests for deducting pay Kinds of pay Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide 15-A Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Ez 1040 online Tests for Deducting Pay To be deductible, your employees' pay must be an ordinary and necessary business expense and you must pay or incur it. Ez 1040 online These and other requirements that apply to all business expenses are explained in chapter 1. Ez 1040 online In addition, the pay must meet both of the following tests. Ez 1040 online Test 1. Ez 1040 online It must be reasonable. Ez 1040 online Test 2. Ez 1040 online It must be for services performed. Ez 1040 online The form or method of figuring the pay does not affect its deductibility. Ez 1040 online For example, bonuses and commissions based on sales or earnings, and paid under an agreement made before the services were performed, are both deductible. Ez 1040 online Test 1—Reasonableness You must be able to prove that the pay is reasonable. Ez 1040 online Whether the pay is reasonable depends on the circumstances that existed when you contracted for the services, not those that exist when reasonableness is questioned. Ez 1040 online If the pay is excessive, the excess pay is disallowed as a deduction. Ez 1040 online Factors to consider. Ez 1040 online   Determine the reasonableness of pay by the facts and circumstances. Ez 1040 online Generally, reasonable pay is the amount that a similar business would pay for the same or similar services. Ez 1040 online   To determine if pay is reasonable, also consider the following items and any other pertinent facts. Ez 1040 online The duties performed by the employee. Ez 1040 online The volume of business handled. Ez 1040 online The character and amount of responsibility. Ez 1040 online The complexities of your business. Ez 1040 online The amount of time required. Ez 1040 online The cost of living in the locality. Ez 1040 online The ability and achievements of the individual employee performing the service. Ez 1040 online The pay compared with the gross and net income of the business, as well as with distributions to shareholders if the business is a corporation. Ez 1040 online Your policy regarding pay for all your employees. Ez 1040 online The history of pay for each employee. Ez 1040 online Test 2—For Services Performed You must be able to prove the payment was made for services actually performed. Ez 1040 online Employee-shareholder salaries. Ez 1040 online   If a corporation pays an employee who is also a shareholder a salary that is unreasonably high considering the services actually performed, the excessive part of the salary may be treated as a constructive dividend to the employee-shareholder. Ez 1040 online The excessive part of the salary would not be allowed as a salary deduction by the corporation. Ez 1040 online For more information on corporate distributions to shareholders, see Publication 542, Corporations. Ez 1040 online Kinds of Pay Some of the ways you may provide pay to your employees in addition to regular wages or salaries are discussed next. Ez 1040 online For specialized and detailed information on employees' pay and the employment tax treatment of employees' pay, see Publications 15, 15-A, and 15-B. Ez 1040 online Awards You can generally deduct amounts you pay to your employees as awards, whether paid in cash or property. Ez 1040 online If you give property to an employee as an employee achievement award, your deduction may be limited. Ez 1040 online Achievement awards. Ez 1040 online   An achievement award is an item of tangible personal property that meets all the following requirements. Ez 1040 online It is given to an employee for length of service or safety achievement. Ez 1040 online It is awarded as part of a meaningful presentation. Ez 1040 online It is awarded under conditions and circumstances that do not create a significant likelihood of disguised pay. Ez 1040 online Length-of-service award. Ez 1040 online    An award will qualify as a length-of-service award only if either of the following applies. Ez 1040 online The employee receives the award after his or her first 5 years of employment. Ez 1040 online The employee did not receive another length-of-service award (other than one of very small value) during the same year or in any of the prior 4 years. Ez 1040 online Safety achievement award. Ez 1040 online    An award for safety achievement will qualify as an achievement award unless one of the following applies. Ez 1040 online It is given to a manager, administrator, clerical employee, or other professional employee. Ez 1040 online During the tax year, more than 10% of your employees, excluding those listed in (1), have already received a safety achievement award (other than one of very small value). Ez 1040 online Deduction limit. Ez 1040 online   Your deduction for the cost of employee achievement awards given to any one employee during the tax year is limited to the following. Ez 1040 online $400 for awards that are not qualified plan awards. Ez 1040 online $1,600 for all awards, whether or not qualified plan awards. Ez 1040 online   A qualified plan award is an achievement award given as part of an established written plan or program that does not favor highly compensated employees as to eligibility or benefits. Ez 1040 online   A highly compensated employee is an employee who meets either of the following tests. Ez 1040 online The employee was a 5% owner at any time during the year or the preceding year. Ez 1040 online The employee received more than $115,000 in pay for the preceding year. Ez 1040 online You can choose to ignore test (2) if the employee was not also in the top 20% of employees ranked by pay for the preceding year. Ez 1040 online   An award is not a qualified plan award if the average cost of all the employee achievement awards given during the tax year (that would be qualified plan awards except for this limit) is more than $400. Ez 1040 online To figure this average cost, ignore awards of nominal value. Ez 1040 online Deduct achievement awards as a nonwage business expense on your return or business schedule. Ez 1040 online You may not owe employment taxes on the value of some achievement awards you provide to an employee. Ez 1040 online See Publication 15-B. Ez 1040 online Bonuses You can generally deduct a bonus paid to an employee if you intended the bonus as additional pay for services, not as a gift, and the services were performed. Ez 1040 online However, the total bonuses, salaries, and other pay must be reasonable for the services performed. Ez 1040 online If the bonus is paid in property, see Property , later. Ez 1040 online Gifts of nominal value. Ez 1040 online    If, to promote employee goodwill, you distribute food or merchandise of nominal value to your employees at holidays, you can deduct the cost of these items as a nonwage business expense. Ez 1040 online Your deduction for de minimis gifts of food or drink are not subject to the 50% deduction limit that generally applies to meals. Ez 1040 online For more information on this deduction limit, see Meals and lodging , later. Ez 1040 online Education Expenses If you pay or reimburse education expenses for an employee, you can deduct the payments if they are part of a qualified educational assistance program. Ez 1040 online Deduct them on the “Employee benefit programs” or other appropriate line of your tax return. Ez 1040 online For information on educational assistance programs, see Educational Assistance in section 2 of Publication 15-B. Ez 1040 online Fringe Benefits A fringe benefit is a form of pay for the performance of services. Ez 1040 online You can generally deduct the cost of fringe benefits. Ez 1040 online You may be able to exclude all or part of the value of some fringe benefits from your employees' pay. Ez 1040 online You also may not owe employment taxes on the value of the fringe benefits. Ez 1040 online See Table 2-1, Special Rules for Various Types of Fringe Benefits, in Publication 15-B for details. Ez 1040 online Your deduction for the cost of fringe benefits for activities generally considered entertainment, amusement, or recreation, or for a facility used in connection with such an activity (for example, a company aircraft) for certain officers, directors, and more-than-10% shareholders is limited. Ez 1040 online Certain fringe benefits are discussed next. Ez 1040 online See Publication 15-B for more details on these and other fringe benefits. Ez 1040 online Meals and lodging. Ez 1040 online   You can usually deduct the cost of furnishing meals and lodging to your employees. Ez 1040 online Deduct the cost in whatever category the expense falls. Ez 1040 online For example, if you operate a restaurant, deduct the cost of the meals you furnish to employees as part of the cost of goods sold. Ez 1040 online If you operate a nursing home, motel, or rental property, deduct the cost of furnishing lodging to an employee as expenses for utilities, linen service, salaries, depreciation, etc. Ez 1040 online Deduction limit on meals. Ez 1040 online   You can generally deduct only 50% of the cost of furnishing meals to your employees. Ez 1040 online However, you can deduct the full cost of the following meals. Ez 1040 online Meals whose value you include in an employee's wages. Ez 1040 online Meals that qualify as a de minimis fringe benefit as discussed in section 2 of Publication 15-B. Ez 1040 online This generally includes meals you furnish to employees at your place of business if more than half of these employees are provided the meals for your convenience. Ez 1040 online Meals you furnish to your employees at the work site when you operate a restaurant or catering service. Ez 1040 online Meals you furnish to your employees as part of the expense of providing recreational or social activities, such as a company picnic. Ez 1040 online Meals you are required by federal law to furnish to crew members of certain commercial vessels (or would be required to furnish if the vessels were operated at sea). Ez 1040 online This does not include meals you furnish on vessels primarily providing luxury water transportation. Ez 1040 online Meals you furnish on an oil or gas platform or drilling rig located offshore or in Alaska. Ez 1040 online This includes meals you furnish at a support camp that is near and integral to an oil or gas drilling rig located in Alaska. Ez 1040 online Employee benefit programs. Ez 1040 online   Employee benefit programs include the following. Ez 1040 online Accident and health plans. Ez 1040 online Adoption assistance. Ez 1040 online Cafeteria plans. Ez 1040 online Dependent care assistance. Ez 1040 online Education assistance. Ez 1040 online Life insurance coverage. Ez 1040 online Welfare benefit funds. Ez 1040 online   You can generally deduct amounts you spend on employee benefit programs on the applicable line of your tax return. Ez 1040 online For example, if you provide dependent care by operating a dependent care facility for your employees, deduct your costs in whatever categories they fall (utilities, salaries, etc. Ez 1040 online ). Ez 1040 online Life insurance coverage. Ez 1040 online   You cannot deduct the cost of life insurance coverage for you, an employee, or any person with a financial interest in your business, if you are directly or indirectly the beneficiary of the policy. Ez 1040 online See Regulations section 1. Ez 1040 online 264-1 for more information. Ez 1040 online Welfare benefit funds. Ez 1040 online   A welfare benefit fund is a funded plan (or a funded arrangement having the effect of a plan) that provides welfare benefits to your employees, independent contractors, or their beneficiaries. Ez 1040 online Welfare benefits are any benefits other than deferred compensation or transfers of restricted property. Ez 1040 online   Your deduction for contributions to a welfare benefit fund is limited to the fund's qualified cost for the tax year. Ez 1040 online If your contributions to the fund are more than its qualified cost, carry the excess over to the next tax year. Ez 1040 online   Generally, the fund's “qualified cost” is the total of the following amounts, reduced by the after-tax income of the fund. Ez 1040 online The cost you would have been able to deduct using the cash method of accounting if you had paid for the benefits directly. Ez 1040 online The contributions added to a reserve account that are needed to fund claims incurred but not paid as of the end of the year. Ez 1040 online These claims can be for supplemental unemployment benefits, severance pay, or disability, medical, or life insurance benefits. Ez 1040 online   For more information, see sections 419(c) and 419A of the Internal Revenue Code and the related regulations. Ez 1040 online Loans or Advances You generally can deduct as wages an advance you make to an employee for services performed if you do not expect the employee to repay the advance. Ez 1040 online However, if the employee performs no services, treat the amount you advanced as a loan. Ez 1040 online If the employee does not repay the loan, treat it as income to the employee. Ez 1040 online Below-market interest rate loans. Ez 1040 online   On certain loans you make to an employee or shareholder, you are treated as having received interest income and as having paid compensation or dividends equal to that interest. Ez 1040 online See Below-Market Loans in chapter 4. Ez 1040 online Property If you transfer property (including your company's stock) to an employee as payment for services, you can generally deduct it as wages. Ez 1040 online The amount you can deduct is the property's fair market value on the date of the transfer less any amount the employee paid for the property. Ez 1040 online You can claim the deduction only for the tax year in which your employee includes the property's value in income. Ez 1040 online Your employee is deemed to have included the value in income if you report it on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, in a timely manner. Ez 1040 online You treat the deductible amount as received in exchange for the property, and you must recognize any gain or loss realized on the transfer, unless it is the company's stock transferred as payment for services. Ez 1040 online Your gain or loss is the difference between the fair market value of the property and its adjusted basis on the date of transfer. Ez 1040 online These rules also apply to property transferred to an independent contractor for services, generally reported on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. Ez 1040 online Restricted property. Ez 1040 online   If the property you transfer for services is subject to restrictions that affect its value, you generally cannot deduct it and do not report gain or loss until it is substantially vested in the recipient. Ez 1040 online However, if the recipient pays for the property, you must report any gain at the time of the transfer up to the amount paid. Ez 1040 online    “Substantially vested” means the property is not subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture. Ez 1040 online This means that the recipient is not likely to have to give up his or her rights in the property in the future. Ez 1040 online Reimbursements for Business Expenses You can generally deduct the amount you pay or reimburse employees for business expenses incurred for your business. Ez 1040 online However, your deduction may be limited. Ez 1040 online If you make the payment under an accountable plan, deduct it in the category of the expense paid. Ez 1040 online For example, if you pay an employee for travel expenses incurred on your behalf, deduct this payment as a travel expense. Ez 1040 online If you make the payment under a nonaccountable plan, deduct it as wages and include it in the employee's Form W-2. Ez 1040 online See Reimbursement of Travel, Meals, and Entertainment in chapter 11 for more information about deducting reimbursements and an explanation of accountable and nonaccountable plans. Ez 1040 online Sick and Vacation Pay Sick pay. Ez 1040 online   You can deduct amounts you pay to your employees for sickness and injury, including lump-sum amounts, as wages. Ez 1040 online However, your deduction is limited to amounts not compensated by insurance or other means. Ez 1040 online Vacation pay. Ez 1040 online   Vacation pay is an employee benefit. Ez 1040 online It includes amounts paid for unused vacation leave. Ez 1040 online You can deduct vacation pay only in the tax year in which the employee actually receives it. Ez 1040 online This rule applies regardless of whether you use the cash or accrual method of accounting. Ez 1040 online Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications