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H&r block free tax Publication 590 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. H&r block free tax Tax questions. H&r block free tax Useful Items - You may want to see: Note. H&r block free tax After 2013, Publication 590 will be split into two separate publications as follows. H&r block free tax Publication 590-A, will focus on contributions to traditional IRAs as well as Roth IRAs. H&r block free tax This publication will include the rules for rollover and conversion contributions. H&r block free tax Publication 590-B, will focus on distributions from traditional IRAs as well as Roth IRAs. H&r block free tax This publication will include the rules for required minimum distributions and IRA beneficiaries. H&r block free tax What's New for 2013 Traditional IRA contribution and deduction limit. H&r block free tax  The contribution limit to your traditional IRA for 2013 will be increased to the smaller of the following amounts: $5,500, or Your taxable compensation for the year. H&r block free tax If you were age 50 or older before 2014, the most that can be contributed to your traditional IRA for 2013 will be the smaller of the following amounts: $6,500, or Your taxable compensation for the year. H&r block free tax For more information, see How Much Can Be Contributed? in chapter 1. H&r block free tax Roth IRA contribution limit. H&r block free tax  If contributions on your behalf are made only to Roth IRAs, your contribution limit for 2013 will generally be the lesser of: $5,500, or Your taxable compensation for the year. H&r block free tax If you were age 50 or older before 2014 and contributions on your behalf were made only to Roth IRAs, your contribution limit for 2013 will generally be the lesser of: $6,500, or Your taxable compensation for the year. H&r block free tax However, if your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is above a certain amount, your contribution limit may be reduced. H&r block free tax For more information, see How Much Can Be Contributed? under Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA? in chapter 2. H&r block free tax Modified AGI limit for traditional IRA contributions increased. H&r block free tax  For 2013, if you were covered by a retirement plan at work, your deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA is reduced (phased out) if your modified AGI is: More than $95,000 but less than $115,000 for a married couple filing a joint return or a qualifying widow(er), More than $59,000 but less than $69,000 for a single individual or head of household, or Less than $10,000 for a married individual filing a separate return. H&r block free tax If you either lived with your spouse or file a joint return, and your spouse was covered by a retirement plan at work, but you were not, your deduction is phased out if your modified AGI is more than $178,000 but less than $188,000. H&r block free tax If your modified AGI is $188,000 or more, you cannot take a deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA. H&r block free tax See How Much Can You Deduct? in chapter 1. H&r block free tax Modified AGI limit for Roth IRA contributions increased. H&r block free tax  For 2013, your Roth IRA contribution limit is reduced (phased out) in the following situations. H&r block free tax Your filing status is married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) and your modified AGI is at least $178,000. H&r block free tax You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $188,000 or more. H&r block free tax Your filing status is single, head of household, or married filing separately and you did not live with your spouse at any time in 2013 and your modified AGI is at least $112,000. H&r block free tax You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $127,000 or more. H&r block free tax Your filing status is married filing separately, you lived with your spouse at any time during the year, and your modified AGI is more than -0-. H&r block free tax You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $10,000 or more. H&r block free tax See Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA? in chapter 2. H&r block free tax Net Investment Income Tax. H&r block free tax  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), 457(b) plans, and IRAs). H&r block free tax However, these distributions are taken into account when determining the modified adjusted gross income threshold. H&r block free tax Distributions from a nonqualified retirement plan are included in net investment income. H&r block free tax See Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax—Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, and its instructions for more information. H&r block free tax Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA. H&r block free tax . H&r block free tax  In 2013, spousal IRAs were renamed to Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRAs. H&r block free tax There are no changes to the rules regarding these IRAs. H&r block free tax See Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA Limit in chapter 1 for more information. H&r block free tax What's New for 2014 Modified AGI limit for traditional IRA contributions increased. H&r block free tax  For 2014, if you are covered by a retirement plan at work, your deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA is reduced (phased out) if your modified AGI is: More than $96,000 but less than $116,000 for a married couple filing a joint return or a qualifying widow(er), More than $60,000 but less than $70,000 for a single individual or head of household, or Less than $10,000 for a married individual filing a separate return. H&r block free tax If you either live with your spouse or file a joint return, and your spouse is covered by a retirement plan at work, but you are not, your deduction is phased out if your modified AGI is more than $181,000 but less than $191,000. H&r block free tax If your modified AGI is $191,000 or more, you cannot take a deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA. H&r block free tax Modified AGI limit for Roth IRA contributions increased. H&r block free tax  For 2014, your Roth IRA contribution limit is reduced (phased out) in the following situations. H&r block free tax Your filing status is married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) and your modified AGI is at least $181,000. H&r block free tax You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $191,000 or more. H&r block free tax Your filing status is single, head of household, or married filing separately and you did not live with your spouse at any time in 2014 and your modified AGI is at least $114,000. H&r block free tax You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $129,000 or more. H&r block free tax Your filing status is married filing separately, you lived with your spouse at any time during the year, and your modified AGI is more than -0-. H&r block free tax You cannot make a Roth IRA contribution if your modified AGI is $10,000 or more. H&r block free tax Reminders Future developments. H&r block free tax  For the latest information about developments related to Publication 590, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. H&r block free tax irs. H&r block free tax gov/pub590. H&r block free tax Simplified employee pension (SEP). H&r block free tax  SEP IRAs are not covered in this publication. H&r block free tax They are covered in Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. H&r block free tax Deemed IRAs. H&r block free tax  A qualified employer plan (retirement plan) can maintain a separate account or annuity under the plan (a deemed IRA) to receive voluntary employee contributions. H&r block free tax If the separate account or annuity otherwise meets the requirements of an IRA, it will be subject only to IRA rules. H&r block free tax An employee's account can be treated as a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. H&r block free tax For this purpose, a “qualified employer plan” includes: A qualified pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan (section 401(a) plan), A qualified employee annuity plan (section 403(a) plan), A tax-sheltered annuity plan (section 403(b) plan), and A deferred compensation plan (section 457 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. H&r block free tax Contributions to both traditional and Roth IRAs. H&r block free tax  For information on your combined contribution limit if you contribute to both traditional and Roth IRAs, see Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs under How Much Can Be Contributed? in chapter 2. H&r block free tax Statement of required minimum distribution (RMD). H&r block free tax  If an RMD is required from your IRA, the trustee, custodian, or issuer that held the IRA at the end of the preceding year must either report the amount of the RMD to you, or offer to calculate it for you. H&r block free tax The report or offer must include the date by which the amount must be distributed. H&r block free tax The report is due January 31 of the year in which the minimum distribution is required. H&r block free tax It can be provided with the year-end fair market value statement that you normally get each year. H&r block free tax No report is required for section 403(b) contracts (generally tax-sheltered annuities) or for IRAs of owners who have died. H&r block free tax IRA interest. H&r block free tax  Although interest earned from your IRA is generally not taxed in the year earned, it is not tax-exempt interest. H&r block free tax Tax on your traditional IRA is generally deferred until you take a distribution. H&r block free tax Do not report this interest on your return as tax-exempt interest. H&r block free tax For more information on tax-exempt interest, see the instructions for your tax return. H&r block free tax Photographs of missing children. H&r block free tax  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. H&r block free tax Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. H&r block free tax 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. H&r block free tax Introduction This publication discusses individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). H&r block free tax An IRA is a personal savings plan that gives you tax advantages for setting aside money for retirement. H&r block free tax What are some tax advantages of an IRA?   Two tax advantages of an IRA are that: Contributions you make to an IRA may be fully or partially deductible, depending on which type of IRA you have and on your circumstances, and Generally, amounts in your IRA (including earnings and gains) are not taxed until distributed. H&r block free tax In some cases, amounts are not taxed at all if distributed according to the rules. H&r block free tax What's in this publication?   This publication discusses traditional, Roth, and SIMPLE IRAs. H&r block free tax It explains the rules for: Setting up an IRA, Contributing to an IRA, Transferring money or property to and from an IRA, Handling an inherited IRA, Receiving distributions (making withdrawals) from an IRA, and Taking a credit for contributions to an IRA. H&r block free tax   It also explains the penalties and additional taxes that apply when the rules are not followed. H&r block free tax To assist you in complying with the tax rules for IRAs, this publication contains worksheets, sample forms, and tables, which can be found throughout the publication and in the appendices at the back of the publication. H&r block free tax How to use this publication. H&r block free tax   The rules that you must follow depend on which type of IRA you have. H&r block free tax Use Table I-1 to help you determine which parts of this publication to read. H&r block free tax Also use Table I-1 if you were referred to this publication from instructions to a form. H&r block free tax Comments and suggestions. H&r block free tax   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. H&r block free tax   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. H&r block free tax NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. H&r block free tax Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. H&r block free tax   You can send your comments from www. H&r block free tax irs. H&r block free tax gov/formspubs/. H&r block free tax Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications”. H&r block free tax   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. H&r block free tax Ordering forms and publications. H&r block free tax   Visit www. H&r block free tax irs. H&r block free tax 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. H&r block free tax Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. H&r block free tax Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. 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H&r block free tax Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 560 Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans) 571 Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans) 575 Pension and Annuity Income 939 General Rule for Pensions and Annuities Forms (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. H&r block free tax 5304-SIMPLE Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE)–Not for Use With a Designated Financial Institution 5305-S SIMPLE Individual Retirement Trust Account 5305-SA SIMPLE Individual Retirement Custodial Account 5305-SIMPLE Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE)–for Use With a Designated Financial Institution 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts 5498 IRA Contribution Information 8606 Nondeductible IRAs 8815 Exclusion of Interest From Series EE and I U. H&r block free tax S. H&r block free tax Savings Bonds Issued After 1989 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions See chapter 5 for information about getting these publications and forms. H&r block free tax Table I-1. H&r block free tax Using This Publication IF you need information on . H&r block free tax . H&r block free tax . H&r block free tax THEN see . H&r block free tax . H&r block free tax . H&r block free tax traditional IRAs chapter 1. H&r block free tax Roth IRAs chapter 2, and parts of  chapter 1. H&r block free tax SIMPLE IRAs chapter 3. H&r block free tax the credit for qualified retirement savings contributions (the saver's credit) chapter 4. H&r block free tax how to keep a record of your contributions to, and distributions from, your traditional IRA(s) appendix A. H&r block free tax SEP IRAs and 401(k) plans Publication 560. H&r block free tax Coverdell education savings accounts (formerly called education IRAs) Publication 970. H&r block free tax IF for 2013, you received social security benefits, had taxable compensation, contributed to a traditional IRA, and you or your spouse was covered by an employer retirement plan, and you want to. H&r block free tax . H&r block free tax . H&r block free tax THEN see . H&r block free tax . H&r block free tax . H&r block free tax first figure your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) appendix B, worksheet 1. H&r block free tax then figure how much of your traditional IRA contribution you can deduct appendix B, worksheet 2. H&r block free tax and finally figure how much of your social security is taxable appendix B, worksheet 3. H&r block free tax Table I-2. H&r block free tax How Are a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA Different? This table shows the differences between traditional and Roth IRAs. H&r block free tax Answers in the middle column apply to traditional IRAs. H&r block free tax Answers in the right column apply to Roth IRAs. H&r block free tax Question Answer   Traditional IRA? Roth IRA? Is there an age limit on when I can open and contribute to a Yes. H&r block free tax You must not have reached age  70½ by the end of the year. H&r block free tax See Who Can Open a Traditional IRA? in chapter 1. H&r block free tax No. H&r block free tax You can be any age. H&r block free tax See Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA? in chapter 2. H&r block free tax If I earned more than $5,500 in 2013 ($6,500 if I was 50 or older by the end of 2013), is there a limit on how much I can contribute to a Yes. H&r block free tax For 2013, you can contribute to a traditional IRA up to: $5,500, or $6,500 if you were age 50 or older by the end of 2013. H&r block free tax  There is no upper limit on how much you can earn and still contribute. H&r block free tax See How Much Can Be Contributed? in chapter 1. H&r block free tax Yes. H&r block free tax For 2013, you may be able to contribute to a Roth IRA up to: $5,500, or $6,500 if you were age 50 or older by the end of 2013,  but the amount you can contribute may be less than that depending on your income, filing status, and if you contribute to another IRA. H&r block free tax See How Much Can Be Contributed? and Table 2-1 in chapter 2. H&r block free tax Can I deduct contributions to a Yes. H&r block free tax You may be able to deduct your contributions to a traditional IRA depending on your income, filing status, whether you are covered by a retirement plan at work, and whether you receive social security benefits. H&r block free tax See How Much Can You Deduct? in chapter 1. H&r block free tax No. H&r block free tax You can never deduct contributions to a Roth IRA. H&r block free tax See What Is a Roth IRA? in chapter 2. H&r block free tax Do I have to file a form just because I contribute to a Not unless you make nondeductible contributions to your traditional IRA. H&r block free tax In that case, you must file Form 8606. H&r block free tax See Nondeductible Contributions in chapter 1. H&r block free tax No. H&r block free tax You do not have to file a form if you contribute to a Roth IRA. H&r block free tax See Contributions not reported in chapter 2. H&r block free tax Do I have to start taking distributions when I reach a certain age from a Yes. H&r block free tax You must begin receiving required minimum distributions by April 1 of the year following the year you reach age 70½. H&r block free tax See When Must You Withdraw Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) in chapter 1. H&r block free tax No. H&r block free tax If you are the original owner of a Roth IRA, you do not have to take distributions regardless of your age. H&r block free tax See Are Distributions Taxable? in chapter 2. H&r block free tax However, if you are the beneficiary of a Roth IRA, you may have to take distributions. H&r block free tax See Distributions After Owner's Death in chapter 2. H&r block free tax How are distributions taxed from a Distributions from a traditional IRA are taxed as ordinary income, but if you made nondeductible contributions, not all of the distribution is taxable. H&r block free tax See Are Distributions Taxable? in chapter 1. H&r block free tax Distributions from a Roth IRA are not taxed as long as you meet certain criteria. H&r block free tax See Are Distributions Taxable? in chapter 2. H&r block free tax Do I have to file a form just because I receive distributions from a Not unless you have ever made a nondeductible contribution to a traditional IRA. H&r block free tax If you have, file Form 8606. H&r block free tax See Nondeductible Contributions in chapter 1. H&r block free tax Yes. 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What you need to do

  • File Form 1041, U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts, timely.
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H&r block free tax    Outside the U. H&r block free tax S. H&r block free tax If you are outside the United States, taxpayer assistance is available by calling the following U. H&r block free tax S Embassies or consulates. H&r block free tax    Beijing, China (86) (10) 8531-3983 Frankfurt, Germany (49) (69) 7535-3823 London, England (44) (20) 7894-0477 Paris, France (33) (1) 4312-2555   If you cannot contact one of these offices, taxpayer assistance is also available at (267) 941-1000 (not a toll free call). H&r block free tax   If you are in a U. H&r block free tax S. H&r block free tax territory (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U. H&r block free tax S. H&r block free tax Virgin Islands) and have a tax question, you can call 1-800-829-1040. H&r block free tax Walk-in. H&r block free tax   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. H&r block free tax Products. 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H&r block free tax S. H&r block free tax Embassies and consulates. H&r block free tax   Walk-in taxpayer assistance is available at the following U. H&r block free tax S. H&r block free tax Embassies or consulates. H&r block free tax    Beijing, China (86) (10) 8531-3983 Frankfurt, Germany (49) (69) 7535-3811 London, England (44) (20) 7894-0477 Paris, France (33) (1) 4312-2555   Please contact the office for times when assistance will be available. H&r block free tax Mail. H&r block free tax   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. H&r block free tax You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. H&r block free tax Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. H&r block free tax Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613      Outside the U. H&r block free tax S. H&r block free tax If you are outside the United States, you can get tax assistance by writing to the address below. H&r block free tax  Internal Revenue Service International Accounts Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725 Taxpayer Advocate Service. H&r block free tax   The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. H&r block free tax The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. H&r block free tax Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. H&r block free tax   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. H&r block free tax We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. H&r block free tax You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. H&r block free tax You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. H&r block free tax   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. H&r block free tax Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. H&r block free tax Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. H&r block free tax Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. H&r block free tax We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. H&r block free tax   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. H&r block free tax  How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. 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