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Free amended tax return Publication 51 - Main Content Table of Contents 1. Free amended tax return Taxpayer Identification NumbersWhen you receive your EIN. Free amended tax return Registering for SSNVS. Free amended tax return 2. Free amended tax return Who Are Employees?Crew Leaders Business Owned and Operated by Spouses 3. Free amended tax return Wages and Other Compensation 4. Free amended tax return Social Security and Medicare TaxesThe $150 Test or the $2,500 Test Social Security and Medicare Tax Withholding 5. Free amended tax return Federal Income Tax WithholdingImplementation of lock-in letter. Free amended tax return Seasonal employees and employees not currently performing services. Free amended tax return Termination and re-hire of employees. Free amended tax return How To Figure Federal Income Tax Withholding 6. Free amended tax return Required Notice to Employees About Earned Income Credit (EIC) 7. Free amended tax return Depositing TaxesWhen To Deposit How To Deposit Deposit Penalties Employers of Both Farm and Nonfarm Workers 8. Free amended tax return Form 943 9. Free amended tax return Reporting Adjustments on Form 943Current Year Adjustments Prior Year Adjustments 10. Free amended tax return Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax 11. Free amended tax return Reconciling Wage Reporting Forms 13. Free amended tax return Federal Income Tax Withholding MethodsWage Bracket Method Percentage Method Alternative Methods of Federal Income Tax Withholding How To Get Tax Help 1. Free amended tax return Taxpayer Identification Numbers If you are required to withhold any federal income, social security, or Medicare taxes, you will need an employer identification number (EIN) for yourself. Free amended tax return Also, you will need the SSN of each employee and the name of each employee as shown on the employee's social security card. Free amended tax return Employer identification number (EIN). Free amended tax return   An employer identification number (EIN) is a nine-digit number that the IRS issues. Free amended tax return The digits are arranged as follows: 00-0000000. Free amended tax return It is used to identify the tax accounts of employers and certain others who have no employees. Free amended tax return Use your EIN on all of the items that you send to the IRS and SSA. Free amended tax return   If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online. Free amended tax return Visit IRS. Free amended tax return gov and click on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Free amended tax return You may also apply for an EIN by calling 1-800-829-4933, or you can fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS. Free amended tax return Do not use a SSN in place of an EIN. Free amended tax return   If you do not have an EIN by the time a return is due, write “Applied For” and the date you applied for it in the space shown for the number. Free amended tax return If you took over another employer's business, do not use that employer's EIN. Free amended tax return   You should have only one EIN. Free amended tax return If you have more than one, and are not sure which one to use, call the toll-free Business and Specialty Tax Line at 1-800-829-4933 or 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability). Free amended tax return Provide the EINs that you have, the name and address to which each number was assigned, and the address of your principal place of business. Free amended tax return The IRS will tell you which EIN to use. Free amended tax return   For more information, see Publication 1635 or Publication 583. Free amended tax return When you receive your EIN. Free amended tax return   If you are a new employer that indicated a federal tax obligation when requesting an EIN, you will be pre-enrolled in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Free amended tax return You will receive information in your Employer Identification Number (EIN) Package about Express Enrollment and an additional mailing containing your EFTPS personal identification number (PIN) and instructions for activating your PIN. Free amended tax return Call the toll-free number located in your “How to Activate Your Enrollment” brochure to activate your enrollment and begin making your employment tax deposits. Free amended tax return If you outsource any of your payroll and related tax duties to a third party payer, such as a payroll service provider or reporting agent, be sure to tell them about your EFTPS enrollment. Free amended tax return Social security number (SSN). Free amended tax return   An employee's social security number (SSN) consists of nine digits arranged as follows: 000-00-0000. Free amended tax return You must obtain each employee's name and SSN as shown on the employee's social security card because you must enter them on Form W-2. Free amended tax return Do not accept a social security card that says “Not valid for employment. Free amended tax return ” A social security number issued with this legend does not permit employment. Free amended tax return You may, but are not required to, photocopy the social security card if the employee provides it. Free amended tax return If you do not show the employee's correct name and SSN on Form W-2, you may owe a penalty unless you have reasonable cause. Free amended tax return See Publication 1586, Reasonable Cause Regulations & Requirements for Missing and Incorrect Name/TINs. Free amended tax return Applying for a social security card. Free amended tax return   Any employee who is legally eligible to work in the United States and does not have a social security card can get one by completing Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, and submitting the necessary documentation to SSA. Free amended tax return You can get Form SS-5 at SSA offices, by calling 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY), or from the SSA website at www. Free amended tax return socialsecurity. Free amended tax return gov/online/ss-5. Free amended tax return html. Free amended tax return The employee must complete and sign Form SS-5; it cannot be filed by the employer. Free amended tax return You may be asked to supply a letter to accompany Form SS-5 if the employee has exceeded his or her yearly or lifetime limit for the number of replacement cards allowed. Free amended tax return Applying for a social security number. Free amended tax return   If you file Form W-2 on paper and your employee has applied for an SSN but does not have one when you must file Form W-2, enter “Applied For” on the form. Free amended tax return If you are filing electronically, enter all zeros (000-00-0000) in the social security number field. Free amended tax return When the employee receives the SSN, file Copy A of Form W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, with the SSA to show the employee's SSN. Free amended tax return Furnish Copies B, C, and 2 of Form W-2c to the employee. Free amended tax return Up to 25 Forms W-2c per Form W-3c, Transmittal of Corrected Wage and Tax Statements, may be filed per session over the Internet, with no limit on the number of sessions. Free amended tax return For more information, visit SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information webpage at www. Free amended tax return socialsecurity. Free amended tax return gov/employer. Free amended tax return Advise your employee to correct the SSN on his or her original Form W-2. Free amended tax return Correctly record the employee's name and SSN. Free amended tax return   Record the name and number of each employee as they are shown on the employee's social security card. Free amended tax return If the employee's name is not correct as shown on the card (for example, because of marriage or divorce), the employee should request a corrected card from the SSA. Free amended tax return Continue to report the employee's wages under the old name until the employee shows you an updated social security card with the new name. Free amended tax return   If the SSA issues the employee a replacement card after a name change, or a new card with a different social security number after a change in alien work status, file a Form W-2c to correct the name/SSN reported on the most recently filed Form W-2. Free amended tax return It is not necessary to correct other years if the previous name and SSN were used for years before the most recent Form W-2. Free amended tax return IRS individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs) for aliens. Free amended tax return   Do not accept an ITIN in place of an SSN for employee identification or for work. Free amended tax return An ITIN is issued for use by resident and nonresident aliens who need identification for tax purposes, but who are not eligible for U. Free amended tax return S. Free amended tax return employment. Free amended tax return The ITIN is a nine-digit number formatted like an SSN (for example, NNN-NN-NNNN). Free amended tax return However, it begins with the number “9” and has either a “7” or “8” as the fourth digit (for example, 9NN-7N-NNNN or 9NN-8N-NNNN). Free amended tax return    An individual with an ITIN who later becomes eligible to work in the United States must obtain an SSN. Free amended tax return If the individual is currently eligible to work in the United States, instruct the individual to apply for an SSN and follow the instructions under Applying for a social security number, earlier in this section. Free amended tax return Do not use an ITIN in place of an SSN on Form W-2. Free amended tax return Verification of social security numbers. Free amended tax return   Employers and authorized reporting agents can use the Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) to instantly verify up to 10 employee names and SSNs (per screen) at a time, or submit an electronic file of up to 250,000 names and SSNs and usually receive results the next business day. Free amended tax return Visit www. Free amended tax return socialsecurity. Free amended tax return gov/employer/ssnv. Free amended tax return htm for more information. Free amended tax return Registering for SSNVS. Free amended tax return   You must register online and receive authorization from your employer to use SSNVS. Free amended tax return To register, visit SSA's website at www. Free amended tax return socialsecurity. Free amended tax return gov/employer and click on the Business Services Online link. Free amended tax return Follow the registration instructions to obtain a user identification (ID) and password. Free amended tax return You will need to provide the following information about yourself and your company. Free amended tax return Name. Free amended tax return SSN. Free amended tax return Date of birth. Free amended tax return Type of employer. Free amended tax return EIN. Free amended tax return Company name, address, and telephone number. Free amended tax return Email address. Free amended tax return When you have completed the online registration process, SSA will mail a one-time activation code to your employer. Free amended tax return You must enter the activation code online to use SSNVS. Free amended tax return 2. Free amended tax return Who Are Employees? Generally, employees are defined either under common law or under statutes for certain situations. Free amended tax return See Publication 15-A for details on statutory employees and nonemployees. Free amended tax return Employee status under common law. Free amended tax return   Generally, a worker who performs services for you is your employee if you have the right to control what will be done and how it will be done. Free amended tax return This is so even when you give the employee freedom of action. Free amended tax return What matters is that you have the right to control the details of how the services are performed. Free amended tax return See Publication 15-A for more information on how to determine whether an individual providing services is an independent contractor or an employee. Free amended tax return If an employer-employee relationship exists, it does not matter what it is called. Free amended tax return The employee may be called an agent or independent contractor. Free amended tax return It also does not matter how payments are measured or paid, what they are called, or if the employee works full or part time. Free amended tax return You are responsible for withholding and paying employment taxes for your employees. Free amended tax return You are also required to file employment tax returns. Free amended tax return These requirements do not apply to amounts that you pay to independent contractors. Free amended tax return The rules discussed in this publication apply only to workers who are your employees. Free amended tax return In general, you are an employer of farmworkers if your employees: Raise or harvest agricultural or horticultural products on your farm (including the raising and feeding of livestock); Work in connection with the operation, management, conservation, improvement, or maintenance of your farm and its tools and equipment; Provide services relating to salvaging timber, or clearing land of brush and other debris, left by a hurricane (also known as hurricane labor); Handle, process, or package any agricultural or horticultural commodity if you produced over half of the commodity (for a group of up to 20 unincorporated operators, all of the commodity); or Do work for you related to cotton ginning, turpentine, gum resin products, or the operation and maintenance of irrigation facilities. 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Free amended tax return A crew leader is a person who furnishes and pays (either on his or her own behalf or on behalf of the farm operator) workers to do farmwork for the farm operator. Free amended tax return If there is no written agreement between you and the farm operator stating that you are his or her employee and if you pay the workers (either for yourself or for the farm operator), then you are a crew leader. Free amended tax return For FUTA tax rules, see section 10. Free amended tax return Business Owned and Operated by Spouses If you and your spouse jointly own and operate a farm or nonfarm business and share in the profits and losses, you are partners in a partnership, whether or not you have a formal partnership agreement. Free amended tax return See Publication 541, Partnerships, for more details. Free amended tax return The partnership is considered the employer of any employees, and is liable for any employment taxes due on wages paid to its employees. 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Free amended tax return   To make the election, all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit must be divided between the spouses, in accordance with each spouse's interest in the venture, and reported on separate Schedules C or F as sole proprietors. Free amended tax return Each spouse must also file a separate Schedule SE to pay self-employment taxes, as applicable. Free amended tax return   Spouses using the qualified joint venture rules are treated as sole proprietors for federal tax purposes and generally do not need an EIN. Free amended tax return If employment taxes are owed by the qualified joint venture, either spouse may report and pay the employment taxes due on the wages paid to the employees using the EIN of that spouse's sole proprietorship. Free amended tax return Generally, filing as a qualified joint venture will not increase the spouses' total tax owed on the joint income tax return. Free amended tax return However, it gives each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based and for Medicare coverage without filing a partnership return. Free amended tax return    Note. Free amended tax return If your spouse is your employee, not your partner, you must pay social security and Medicare taxes for him or her. Free amended tax return   For more information on qualified joint ventures, visit IRS. Free amended tax return gov and enter “qualified joint venture” in the search box. Free amended tax return Exception—Community income. Free amended tax return   If you and your spouse wholly own an unincorporated business as community property under the community property laws of a state, foreign country, or U. Free amended tax return S. Free amended tax return possession, you can treat the business either as a sole proprietorship (of the spouse who carried on the business) or a partnership. Free amended tax return You may still make an election to be taxed as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership. Free amended tax return See Exception—Qualified joint venture , earlier in this section. Free amended tax return 3. Free amended tax return Wages and Other Compensation Cash wages that you pay to employees for farmwork are generally subject to social security tax and Medicare tax. Free amended tax return You may also be required to withhold, deposit, and report Additional Medicare Tax. Free amended tax return See section 4 for more information. Free amended tax return If the wages are subject to social security and Medicare taxes, they are also subject to federal income tax withholding. Free amended tax return You may also be liable for FUTA tax, which is not withheld by you or paid by the employee. Free amended tax return FUTA tax is discussed in section 10. Free amended tax return Cash wages include checks, money orders, etc. Free amended tax return Do not count as cash wages the value of food, lodging, and other noncash items. Free amended tax return For more information on what payments are considered taxable wages, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Free amended tax return Commodity wages. Free amended tax return   Commodity wages are not cash and are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes or federal income tax withholding. Free amended tax return However, noncash payments, including commodity wages, are treated as cash wages (see above) if the substance of the transaction is a cash payment. Free amended tax return These noncash payments are subject to social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withholding. Free amended tax return Other compensation. Free amended tax return   Publications 15-A and 15-B discuss other forms of compensation that may be taxable. Free amended tax return Family members. Free amended tax return   Generally, the wages that you pay to family members who are your employees are subject to social security and Medicare taxes, federal income tax withholding, and FUTA tax. Free amended tax return However, certain exemptions may apply for your child, spouse, or parent. Free amended tax return See the table, How Do Employment Taxes Apply to Farmwork , in section 12. Free amended tax return Household employees. Free amended tax return   The wages of an employee who performs household services, such as a maid, babysitter, gardener, or cook, in your home are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes if you pay that employee cash wages of less than $1,900 in 2014. Free amended tax return   Social security and Medicare taxes do not apply to cash wages for housework in your private home if it was done by your spouse or your child under age 21. Free amended tax return Nor do the taxes apply to housework done by your parent unless: You have a child living in your home who is under age 18 or has a physical or mental condition that requires care by an adult for at least 4 continuous weeks in a calendar quarter, and You are a widow or widower, or divorced and not remarried, or have a spouse in the home who, because of a physical or mental condition, cannot care for your child for at least 4 continuous weeks in the quarter. Free amended tax return   For more information, see Publication 926, Household Employer's Tax Guide. Free amended tax return    Wages for household work may not be a deductible farm expense. Free amended tax return See Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide. Free amended tax return Share farmers. Free amended tax return   You do not have to withhold or pay social security and Medicare taxes on amounts paid to share farmers under share-farming arrangements. Free amended tax return Compensation paid to H-2A visa holders. Free amended tax return   Report compensation of $600 or more paid to foreign agricultural workers who entered the country on H-2A visas in box 1 of Form W-2 but do not report it as social security wages (box 3) or Medicare wages (box 5) on Form W-2 because compensation paid to H-2A workers for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa is not subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Free amended tax return On Form W-2, do not check box 13 (Statutory employee), as H-2A workers are not statutory employees. Free amended tax return   An employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from compensation it pays an H-2A worker for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa unless the worker asks for withholding and the employer agrees. Free amended tax return In that case, the worker must give the employer a completed Form W-4. Free amended tax return Federal income tax withheld should be reported in box 2 of Form W-2. Free amended tax return These reporting rules apply when the H-2A worker provides his or her taxpayer identification number (TIN) to the employer. Free amended tax return For rules relating to backup withholding and reporting when the H-2A worker does not provide a TIN, see the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC and the Instructions for Form 945. Free amended tax return 4. Free amended tax return Social Security and Medicare Taxes Generally, you must withhold social security and Medicare taxes on all cash wage payments that you make to your employees. Free amended tax return You may also be required to withhold Additional Medicare Tax. Free amended tax return For more information, see Additional Medicare Tax withholding , later. Free amended tax return The $150 Test or the $2,500 Test All cash wages that you pay to an employee during the year for farmwork are subject to social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withholding if either of the two tests below is met. Free amended tax return You pay cash wages to an employee of $150 or more in a year for farmwork (count all cash wages paid on a time, piecework, or other basis). Free amended tax return The $150 test applies separately to each farmworker that you employ. Free amended tax return If you employ a family of workers, each member is treated separately. Free amended tax return Do not count wages paid by other employers. Free amended tax return The total that you pay for farmwork (cash and noncash) to all your employees is $2,500 or more during the year. Free amended tax return Exceptions. 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Free amended tax return 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Free amended tax return You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Free amended tax return Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Free amended tax return There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Free amended tax return All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Free amended tax return   For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Services and Payments, in section 15 of Publication 15 (Circular E). Free amended tax return For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. 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