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File taxes previous years IRAs and Other Retirement Plans Table of Contents 2002 ChangesSimplified Employee Pensions (SEPs) 403(b) Plans Later ChangeDeemed IRAs 2002 Changes Simplified Employee Pensions (SEPs) Contribution limit increased. File taxes previous years   For plan years beginning after December 31, 2001, the annual limit on the amount of employer contributions to a SEP increases to the lesser of the following amounts. File taxes previous years 25% of an eligible employee's compensation. File taxes previous years $40,000 (subject to cost-of-living adjustments after 2002). File taxes previous years Deduction limit. File taxes previous years   For years beginning after 2001, the following changes apply to the SEP deduction limit. File taxes previous years Elective deferrals (SARSEPs). File taxes previous years   Elective deferrals under a SARSEP are not subject to the deduction limit that applies to employer contributions. File taxes previous years Also, elective deferrals are not taken into account when figuring the amount you can deduct for employer contributions that are not elective deferrals. File taxes previous years Definition of compensation. File taxes previous years    Compensation for figuring the deduction for employer contributions includes elective deferrals under a SARSEP. File taxes previous years More information. File taxes previous years   For more information about SEPs, see Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. File taxes previous years 403(b) Plans Figuring catch-up contributions. File taxes previous years   When figuring allowable catch-up contributions, combine all contributions made by your employer on your behalf to the following plans. File taxes previous years Qualified retirement plans. File taxes previous years 403(b) plans. File taxes previous years Simplified employee pensions (SEP). File taxes previous years SIMPLE plans. File taxes previous years   The total amount of the catch-up contributions to all plans maintained by your employer cannot exceed the annual limit. File taxes previous years For 2002, the limit is $1,000. File taxes previous years Rollovers to and from 403(b) plans. File taxes previous years   If a distribution includes both pre-tax contributions and after-tax contributions, the portion of the distribution that is rolled over is treated as consisting first of pre-tax amounts (contributions and earnings that would be includible in income if no rollover occurred). File taxes previous years This means that if you roll over an amount that is at least as much as the pre-tax portion of the distribution, you do not have to include any of the distribution in income. File taxes previous years Years of service for church employees and ministers. File taxes previous years   If you are a minister or church employee, treat all of your years of service as an employee of a church or a convention or association of churches as years of service with one employer. File taxes previous years Prior law required church employees and ministers to figure years of service separately for each employer. File taxes previous years   As a minister or church employee, all contributions made to 403(b) plans on your behalf, as an employee of a church or a convention or association of churches, are considered made by one employer. File taxes previous years Foreign missionaries. File taxes previous years   If you are a foreign missionary, contributions to your 403(b) account will not be treated as exceeding the limit on annual additions if the contributions are not more than the greater of: $3,000, or Your includible compensation. File taxes previous years More information. File taxes previous years   For more information about 403(b) plans, see Publication 571, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans). File taxes previous years Later Change Deemed IRAs For plan years beginning after 2002, a qualified employer plan can provide for voluntary employee contributions to a separate account or annuity that is deemed to be an IRA. File taxes previous years For this purpose, a qualified employer plan includes a deferred compensation plan (section 457(b) plan) maintained by a state, a political subdivision of a state, or an agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision of a state. File taxes previous years The term qualified employer plan also includes: A qualified pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan (section 401(a) plan), A qualified employee annuity plan (section 403(a) plan), and A tax-sheltered annuity plan (section 403(b) plan). File taxes previous years More information about IRAs can be found in Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). File taxes previous years Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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File taxes previous years Publication 972 - Main Content Table of Contents Child Tax CreditQualifying Child Limits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Earned Income Additional Child Tax Credit How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Child Tax Credit This credit is for people who have a qualifying child as defined later. File taxes previous years It is in addition to the credit for child and dependent care expenses (on Form 1040, line 48; Form 1040A, line 29; or Form 1040NR, line 46) and the earned income credit (on Form 1040, line 64a; or Form 1040A, line 38a). File taxes previous years The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. File taxes previous years Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. File taxes previous years S. File taxes previous years citizen, a U. File taxes previous years S. File taxes previous years national, or a U. File taxes previous years S. File taxes previous years resident alien. File taxes previous years For more information, see Publication 519, U. File taxes previous years S. File taxes previous years Tax Guide for Aliens. File taxes previous years If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. File taxes previous years For each qualifying child, you must either check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c, column (4); or Form 1040NR, line 7c, column (4). File taxes previous years Example. File taxes previous years Your 10-year-old nephew lives in Mexico and qualifies as your dependent. File taxes previous years Because he is not a U. File taxes previous years S. File taxes previous years citizen, U. File taxes previous years S. File taxes previous years national, or U. File taxes previous years S. File taxes previous years resident alien, he is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit. File taxes previous years Filers who have certain child dependents with an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). File taxes previous years   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child identified on your tax return with an ITIN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). File taxes previous years   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. File taxes previous years To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. File taxes previous years For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. File taxes previous years S. File taxes previous years Tax Guide for Aliens. File taxes previous years Adopted child. File taxes previous years   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. File taxes previous years An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. File taxes previous years   If you are a U. File taxes previous years S. File taxes previous years citizen or U. File taxes previous years S. File taxes previous years national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. File taxes previous years Exceptions to time lived with you. File taxes previous years    A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. File taxes previous years Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. File taxes previous years   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. File taxes previous years For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. File taxes previous years Qualifying child of more than one person. File taxes previous years   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. File taxes previous years For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. File taxes previous years Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. File taxes previous years The amount on Form 1040, line 46; Form 1040A, line 28; or Form 1040NR, line 44, is less than the credit. File taxes previous years If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. File taxes previous years But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. File taxes previous years See Additional Child Tax Credit, later. File taxes previous years Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. File taxes previous years Married filing jointly – $110,000. File taxes previous years Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) – $75,000. File taxes previous years Married filing separately – $55,000. File taxes previous years Modified AGI. File taxes previous years   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. File taxes previous years Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from Puerto Rico. File taxes previous years On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. File taxes previous years ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. File taxes previous years Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. File taxes previous years Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. File taxes previous years Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. File taxes previous years   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. File taxes previous years AGI. File taxes previous years   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. File taxes previous years Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. File taxes previous years You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. File taxes previous years You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. File taxes previous years Earned Income You will need to figure your earned income using one of the worksheets that appear later in this publication if you are completing the Line 11 Worksheet , later, or Schedule 8812. File taxes previous years Form 1040 or Form 1040NR filers, use the 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet , later, to figure your earned income. File taxes previous years Form 1040A filers, use the 1040A Filers —- Earned Income Worksheet , later. File taxes previous years For this purpose, earned income includes only: Taxable earned income, and Nontaxable combat pay. File taxes previous years Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. File taxes previous years The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. File taxes previous years How to claim the additional child tax credit. File taxes previous years   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. File taxes previous years Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. File taxes previous years If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR instructions (or on line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in this publication), use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. File taxes previous years If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65; Form 1040A, line 39; or Form 1040NR, line 63. File taxes previous years Child Tax Credit Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File taxes previous years Please click the link to view the image. File taxes previous years Child tax worksheet - page 1. File taxes previous years Child Tax Credit Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File taxes previous years Please click the link to view the image. File taxes previous years Child tax worksheet - page 2. File taxes previous years Line 11 Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File taxes previous years Please click the link to view the image. File taxes previous years Line 11 worksheet - page 1. File taxes previous years Line 11 Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File taxes previous years Please click the link to view the image. File taxes previous years Line 11 worksheet - page 2. File taxes previous years 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit) Before you begin:    ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication or line  4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit. File taxes previous years  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. File taxes previous years  ✓If married filing jointly, include your spouse's amounts with yours when completing this worksheet. File taxes previous years     1. File taxes previous years a. File taxes previous years Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 7, or Form 1040NR, line 8 1a. File taxes previous years     b. File taxes previous years Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. File taxes previous years Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. File taxes previous years This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. File taxes previous years 1b. File taxes previous years       Next, if you are filing Schedule C, C-EZ, F, or SE, or you received a Schedule K-1 (Form 1065 or Form 1065-B), go to line 2a. File taxes previous years Otherwise, skip lines 2a through 2e and go to line 3. File taxes previous years     2. File taxes previous years a. File taxes previous years Enter any statutory employee income reported on line 1 of Schedule C or C-EZ 2a. File taxes previous years     b. File taxes previous years Enter any net profit or (loss) from Schedule C, line 31; Schedule C-EZ, line 3; Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (other than farming); and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B), box 9, code J1. File taxes previous years * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. File taxes previous years Do not include on this line any statutory employee income or any other amounts exempt from self-employment tax. File taxes previous years Options and commodities dealers must add any gain or subtract any loss (in the normal course of dealing in or trading section 1256 contracts) from section 1256 contracts or related property 2b. File taxes previous years     c. File taxes previous years Enter any net farm profit or (loss) from Schedule F, line 34, and from farm partnerships, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A. File taxes previous years * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. File taxes previous years Do not include on this line any amounts exempt from self-employment tax 2c. File taxes previous years         d. File taxes previous years If you used the farm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment, enter the amount from Schedule SE, Section B, line 15. File taxes previous years Otherwise, skip this line and enter on line 2e the amount from line 2c 2d. File taxes previous years         e. File taxes previous years If line 2c is a profit, enter the smaller of line 2c or line 2d. File taxes previous years If line 2c is a (loss), enter the (loss) from line 2c. File taxes previous years 2e. File taxes previous years   3. File taxes previous years Combine lines 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, and 2e. File taxes previous years If zero or less, stop. File taxes previous years Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. File taxes previous years Instead, enter -0- on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, whichever applies 3. File taxes previous years   4. File taxes previous years Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:               a. File taxes previous years A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 4a. File taxes previous years         b. File taxes previous years For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR) 4b. File taxes previous years         c. File taxes previous years A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR). File taxes previous years This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. File taxes previous years If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity. File taxes previous years 4c. File taxes previous years       5. File taxes previous years a. File taxes previous years Enter any amount included on line 3 that is also included on Form 2555, line 43, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18. File taxes previous years Do not include any amount that is also included on line 4a, 4b, or 4c above 5a. File taxes previous years             b. File taxes previous years Enter the portion, if any, of the amount from Form 2555, line 44 that you also included on Schedule E in partnership net income or (loss) or deducted on Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27; Schedule C; Schedule C-EZ; or Schedule F. File taxes previous years 5b. File taxes previous years             c. File taxes previous years Subtract line 5b from line 5a 5c. File taxes previous years       6. File taxes previous years Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27 6. File taxes previous years       7. File taxes previous years Add lines 4a through 4c, 5c, and 6 7. File taxes previous years   8. File taxes previous years Subtract line 7 from line 3 8. File taxes previous years       If you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet, enter this amount on line 2 of that worksheet. File taxes previous years If you were sent here from Schedule 8812, enter this amount on line 4a of that form. File taxes previous years     *If you have any Schedule K-1 amounts and you are not required to file Schedule SE, complete the appropriate line(s) of Schedule SE, Section A. File taxes previous years Put your name and social security number on Schedule SE and attach it to your return. File taxes previous years                     1040A Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet) Before you begin:   ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication. File taxes previous years  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. File taxes previous years               1. File taxes previous years a. File taxes previous years Enter the amount from Form 1040A, line 7 1a. File taxes previous years         b. File taxes previous years Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. File taxes previous years Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. File taxes previous years This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. File taxes previous years 1b. File taxes previous years         c. File taxes previous years Add lines 1a and 1b. File taxes previous years     1c. File taxes previous years   2. File taxes previous years Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:           a. File taxes previous years A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 2a. File taxes previous years         b. File taxes previous years For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A) 2b. File taxes previous years         c. File taxes previous years A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A). File taxes previous years This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. File taxes previous years If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity 2c. File taxes previous years       3. File taxes previous years Add lines 2a through 2c 3. File taxes previous years   4. File taxes previous years Subtract line 3 from line 1c. File taxes previous years Enter the result here and on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet 4. File taxes previous years                 Additional Medicare Tax and RRTA Tax Worksheet (for line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet) If your employer withheld or you paid Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 1 RRTA taxes, use this worksheet to figure the amount to enter on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. File taxes previous years Social security tax, Medicare tax, and Additional Medicare Tax on wages. File taxes previous years 1. File taxes previous years Enter the social security tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 4) 1. File taxes previous years   2. File taxes previous years Enter the Medicare tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 6). File taxes previous years Box 6 includes any Additional Medicare Tax 2. File taxes previous years   3. File taxes previous years Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on wages (Form 8959, line 7) 3. File taxes previous years   4. File taxes previous years Add lines 1, 2, and 3 4. File taxes previous years   5. File taxes previous years Enter the Additional Medicare Tax withheld (Form 8959, line 22) 5. File taxes previous years   6. File taxes previous years Subtract line 5 from line 4 6. File taxes previous years   Additional Medicare Tax on Self-Employment Income. File taxes previous years 7. File taxes previous years Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on self-employment income (one-half of Form 8959, line 13) 7. File taxes previous years   Tier 1 RRTA taxes as an employee of a railroad (enter amounts on lines 8, 9, 10, and 11) or employee representative (enter amounts on lines 12, 13, 14, and 15). File taxes previous years Do not include amounts in Form W-2, box 14, that are identified as Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 2 tax. File taxes previous years Do not include amounts shown on Form CT-2 on line 3 for Additional Medicare Tax or line 4 for Tier 2 tax. File taxes previous years 8. File taxes previous years Enter the Tier 1 tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 8. File taxes previous years   9. File taxes previous years Enter the Medicare tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 9. File taxes previous years   10. File taxes previous years Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee (Form 8959, line 17). File taxes previous years Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 14 10. File taxes previous years   11. File taxes previous years Add lines 8, 9, and 10 11. File taxes previous years   12. File taxes previous years Enter one-half of Tier 1 tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 1, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 12. File taxes previous years   13. File taxes previous years Enter one-half of Tier 1 Medicare tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 2, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 13. File taxes previous years   14. File taxes previous years Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee representative (one-half of Form 8959, line 17). File taxes previous years Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 10 14. File taxes previous years   15. File taxes previous years Add lines 12, 13, and 14 15. File taxes previous years   Line 6 amount 16. 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