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Help back taxes Publication 80 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders Calendar Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 80 (Circular SS), such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Help back taxes irs. Help back taxes gov/pub80. Help back taxes What's New Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. Help back taxes  The social security tax rate is 6. Help back taxes 2% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. Help back taxes The social security wage base limit is $117,000. Help back taxes The Medicare tax rate is 1. Help back taxes 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. Help back taxes There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. Help back taxes Social security and Medicare taxes apply to the wages of household workers you pay $1,900 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. Help back taxes Social security and Medicare taxes apply to election workers who are paid $1,600 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. Help back taxes Change of responsible party. Help back taxes . Help back taxes  Beginning January 1, 2014, any entity with an employer identification number (EIN) must file Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party—Business, to report the latest change to its responsible party. Help back taxes Form 8822-B must be filed within 60 days of the change. Help back taxes If the change in the identity of your responsible party occurred before 2014, and you have not previously notified the IRS of the change, file Form 8822-B before March 1, 2014, reporting only the most recent change. Help back taxes For a definition of “responsible party”, see the Form 8822-B instructions. Help back taxes Same-sex marriage. Help back taxes  For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are considered married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. Help back taxes For more information, see Revenue Ruling 2013-17, 2013-38 I. Help back taxes R. Help back taxes B. Help back taxes 201, available at www. Help back taxes irs. Help back taxes gov/irb/2013-38_IRB/ar07. Help back taxes html. Help back taxes Notice 2013-61 provides special administrative procedures for employers to make claims for refund or adjustments of overpayments of social security and Medicare taxes with respect to certain same-sex spouse benefits before expiration of the period of limitations. Help back taxes Notice 2013-61, 2013-44 I. Help back taxes R. Help back taxes B. Help back taxes 432, is available at www. Help back taxes irs. Help back taxes gov/irb/2013-44_IRB/ar10. Help back taxes html. Help back taxes Reminders Additional Medicare Tax withholding. Help back taxes  In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Help back taxes 45%, you must withhold a 0. Help back taxes 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Help back taxes 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. Help back taxes Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Help back taxes There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Help back taxes 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. Help back taxes For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Employment and Payments , in section 12. Help back taxes For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Help back taxes gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Help back taxes Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans. Help back taxes  The work opportunity tax credit is available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work on or after November 22, 2011, and before January 1, 2014. Help back taxes Qualified tax-exempt organizations that hire eligible unemployed veterans can claim the work opportunity tax credit against their payroll tax liability using Form 5884-C, Work Opportunity Credit for Qualified Tax-Exempt Organizations Hiring Qualified Veterans. Help back taxes For more information, visit IRS. Help back taxes gov and enter “work opportunity tax credit” in the search box. Help back taxes Outsourcing payroll duties. Help back taxes  Employers are responsible to ensure that tax returns are filed and deposits and payments are made, even if the employer contracts with a third party to perform these acts. Help back taxes The employer remains responsible if the third party fails to perform any required action. Help back taxes If you choose to outsource any of your payroll and related tax duties (that is, withholding, reporting, and paying over social security, Medicare, FUTA, and income taxes) to a third-party payer such as a payroll service provider or reporting agent, visit IRS. Help back taxes gov and enter “outsourcing payroll duties” in the search box for helpful information on this topic. Help back taxes Residents of the Philippines working in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Help back taxes  The IRS will not assert that an employer has understated liability for social security and Medicare taxes because they failed to treat services performed before January 1, 2015, in the CNMI by a resident of the Philippines as employment as defined under Internal Revenue Code section 3121(b). Help back taxes For more information, see Announcement 2012-43, 2012-51 I. Help back taxes R. Help back taxes B. Help back taxes 723, available at www. Help back taxes irs. Help back taxes gov/irb/2012-51_IRB/ar15. Help back taxes html. Help back taxes CNMI government employees now subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Help back taxes  Beginning in the fourth calendar quarter of 2012, CNMI government employees are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Help back taxes COBRA premium assistance credit. Help back taxes  The credit for COBRA premium assistance payments applies to premiums paid for employees involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008 and May 31, 2010, and to premiums paid for up to 15 months. Help back taxes See COBRA premium assistance credit in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Help back taxes You can get Publication 15 (Circular E) at IRS. Help back taxes gov. Help back taxes You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944. Help back taxes  If you have been filing Forms 941-SS and believe your employment taxes for the calendar year will be $1,000 or less, and you would like to file Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return, instead of Forms 941-SS, you must contact the IRS to request to file Form 944. Help back taxes You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944 instead of Forms 941-SS before you may file this form. Help back taxes For more information on requesting to file Form 944 visit IRS. Help back taxes gov and enter “file employment taxes annually” in the search box. Help back taxes Federal employers in the CNMI. Help back taxes  The U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes Treasury Department and the CNMI Division of Revenue and Taxation entered into an agreement under 5 USC 5517 in December 2006. Help back taxes Under this agreement, all federal employers (including the Department of Defense) are required to withhold CNMI income taxes (rather than federal income taxes) and deposit the CNMI taxes with the CNMI Treasury for employees who are subject to CNMI taxes and whose regular place of federal employment is in the CNMI. Help back taxes Federal employers are also required to file quarterly and annual reports with the CNMI Division of Revenue and Taxation. Help back taxes For questions, contact the CNMI Division of Revenue and Taxation. Help back taxes Change of address. Help back taxes  Use Form 8822-B to notify the IRS of an address change. Help back taxes Do not mail Form 8822-B with your employment tax return. Help back taxes Federal tax deposits must be made by electronic funds transfer. Help back taxes  You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Help back taxes Generally, electronic fund transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Help back taxes If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Help back taxes Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Help back taxes EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Help back taxes Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Help back taxes For more information on making federal tax deposits, see How To Deposit in section 8. Help back taxes For more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit the EFTPS website at www. Help back taxes eftps. Help back taxes gov or call 1-800-555-4477 (U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes Virgin Islands only) or 303-967-5916 (toll call) or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Help back taxes Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide To Getting Started. Help back taxes Electronic filing and payment. Help back taxes  Using electronic options can make filing a return and paying your federal tax easier. Help back taxes Use the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to make deposits or pay in full, whether you rely on a tax professional or prepare your own taxes. Help back taxes You can use IRS e-file to file certain returns. Help back taxes If there is a balance due on the return, you can e-file and e-pay in a single step by authorizing an electronic funds withdrawal (EFW) from your bank account while e-filing. Help back taxes Do not use EFW to pay taxes that are required to be deposited. Help back taxes Visit the IRS website at www. Help back taxes irs. Help back taxes gov/efile for more information on filing electronically. Help back taxes For more information on paying your taxes using EFW, visit the IRS website at www. Help back taxes irs. Help back taxes gov/e-pay. Help back taxes A fee may be charged to file electronically. Help back taxes For EFTPS, visit www. Help back taxes eftps. Help back taxes gov or call EFTPS Customer Service at 1-800-555-4477 (U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes Virgin Islands only) or 303-967-5916 (toll call). Help back taxes For electronic filing of Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, W-2VI, Wage and Tax Statements; W-3SS, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements; and W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, visit www. Help back taxes socialsecurity. Help back taxes gov/employer. Help back taxes If you are filing your tax return or paying your federal taxes electronically, a valid EIN is required. Help back taxes If a valid EIN is not provided, the return or payment will not be processed. Help back taxes This may result in penalties and delays in processing your return or payment. Help back taxes Electronic option for filing Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI. Help back taxes  Employers in American Samoa, the CNMI, Guam, and the U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes Virgin Islands can now use the Social Security Administration's W-2 Online service to create, save, print, and submit up to 50 Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI at a time over the Internet. Help back taxes Form W-3SS will be generated automatically based on your Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI. Help back taxes For more information, visit Social Security Administration's SSA website at www. Help back taxes ssa. Help back taxes gov/bso/bsowelcome. Help back taxes htm. Help back taxes Credit or debit card payments. Help back taxes  For information on paying your taxes with a credit or debit card, visit the IRS website at www. Help back taxes irs. Help back taxes gov/e-pay. Help back taxes However, do not use credit or debit cards to make federal tax deposits. Help back taxes Hiring new employees. Help back taxes  Record the number and name from each new employee's social security card. Help back taxes An employee who does not have a social security card should apply for one on Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. Help back taxes See section 3. Help back taxes Reporting discrepancies between Forms 941-SS (or Form 944) and Forms W-2. Help back taxes  File Schedule D (Form 941), Report of Discrepancies Caused by Acquisitions, Statutory Mergers, or Consolidations, to explain certain wage, tax, and payment discrepancies between Forms 941-SS (or Form 944), and Forms W-2 that were caused by acquisitions, statutory mergers, or consolidations. Help back taxes For more information, see the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 941). Help back taxes Apply for an employer identification number (EIN) online. Help back taxes  You can apply for an EIN online by visiting IRS. Help back taxes gov and clicking on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Help back taxes Dishonored payments. Help back taxes  Any form of payment that is dishonored and returned from a financial institution is subject to a penalty. Help back taxes The penalty is $25 or 2% of the payment, whichever is more. Help back taxes However, the penalty on dishonored payments of $24. Help back taxes 99 or less is an amount equal to the payment. Help back taxes For example, a dishonored payment of $18 is charged a penalty of $18. Help back taxes Private delivery services. Help back taxes  You can use certain private delivery services designated by the IRS to send tax returns or payments. Help back taxes The list includes only the following: DHL Express (DHL): DHL Same Day Service. Help back taxes Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day, FedEx International Priority, and FedEx International First. Help back taxes United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A. Help back taxes M. Help back taxes , UPS Worldwide Express Plus, and UPS Worldwide Express. Help back taxes For the IRS mailing address to use if you are using a private delivery service, go to IRS. Help back taxes gov and enter “private delivery service” in the search box. Help back taxes Your private delivery service can tell you how to get written proof of the mailing date. Help back taxes Private delivery services cannot deliver items to P. Help back taxes O. Help back taxes boxes. Help back taxes You must use the U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes Postal Service to mail any item to an IRS P. Help back taxes O. Help back taxes box address. Help back taxes Recordkeeping. Help back taxes  Keep all records of employment taxes for 4 years. Help back taxes These should be available for IRS review. Help back taxes There is no required format for such records, but they should include your EIN; the amounts and dates of all wage payments (including fringe benefits) and tips reported; the names, addresses, and occupations of employees receiving such payments and their social security numbers; copies of returns filed; dates of employment; and the dates and amounts of deposits made. Help back taxes Farm employers must keep a record of the name, permanent address, and EIN of each crew leader. Help back taxes See Farm Crew Leaders in section 2. Help back taxes Disregarded entities and qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSubs). Help back taxes  Eligible single-owner disregarded entities and QSubs are treated as separate entities for employment tax purposes. Help back taxes Eligible single-member entities that have not elected to be taxed as corporations must report and pay employment taxes on wages paid to their employees using the entities' own names and EINs. Help back taxes See Regulations sections 1. Help back taxes 1361-4(a)(7) and 301. Help back taxes 7701-2(c)(2)(iv). Help back taxes Photographs of missing children. Help back taxes  The IRS is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Help back taxes Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Help back taxes 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. Help back taxes Calendar   If any date for filing a return, furnishing a form, or depositing taxes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. Help back taxes A statewide legal holiday delays a filing due date only if the IRS office where you are required to file is located in that state. Help back taxes However, a statewide legal holiday does not delay the due date of federal tax deposits. Help back taxes See Deposits on Business Days Only in section 8. Help back taxes For any filing due date, you will meet the “file” or “furnish” requirement if the envelope containing the return or form is properly addressed, contains sufficient postage, and is postmarked by the U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes Postal Service on or before the due date, or sent by an IRS-designated delivery service on or before the due date. Help back taxes See Private delivery services under Reminders. Help back taxes The following are important dates and responsibilities. Help back taxes Also see Publication 509, Tax Calendars. Help back taxes By January 31. Help back taxes   Furnish wage and tax statements to employees. Help back taxes Give each employee a completed Form W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI. Help back taxes See section 10 for more information. Help back taxes File Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, with the IRS. Help back taxes If you deposited all Form 943 taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. Help back taxes U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes Virgin Islands employers only must file Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, with the IRS. Help back taxes Pay or deposit (if more than $500) any balance of the tax due. Help back taxes If you deposited the full amount of taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. Help back taxes File Form 944 with the IRS if you were notified by the IRS to file Form 944 instead of quarterly Forms 941-SS. Help back taxes If you deposited the full amount of taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. Help back taxes By February 28. Help back taxes  File paper wage and tax statements with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Help back taxes File Copy A of Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI, and Form W-3SS with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Help back taxes For electronically filed returns, see By March 31 next. Help back taxes By March 31. Help back taxes  File electronic Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI with the SSA. Help back taxes Visit the SSA's Reporting Instructions & Information webpage at www. Help back taxes socialsecurity. Help back taxes gov/employer for more information. Help back taxes By April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31. Help back taxes  File Form 941-SS with the IRS. Help back taxes If you deposited the full amount of taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. Help back taxes Do not file Forms 941-SS for these quarters if you have been notified to file Form 944 and you did not request to file quarterly Forms 941-SS. Help back taxes Deposit FUTA tax for the quarter (including any amount carried over from other quarters) if over $500. Help back taxes If $500 or less, carry it over to the next quarter. Help back taxes See section 11 for more information. 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Help back taxes 7. Help back taxes   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Outside the U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Help back taxes Free help with your tax return. Help back taxes   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Help back taxes The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Help back taxes The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 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Help back taxes  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Help back taxes gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Help back taxes You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Help back taxes The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Help back taxes When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. Help back taxes Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. 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Help back taxes Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. Help back taxes Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Help back taxes You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Help back taxes It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Help back taxes Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Help back taxes You should receive your order within 10 business days. Help back taxes Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. 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Help back taxes    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). Help back taxes   If you are in a U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes territory (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes Virgin Islands) and have a tax question, you can call 1-800-829-1040. Help back taxes Walk-in. Help back taxes   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Help back taxes Products. Help back taxes You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Help back taxes Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Help back taxes Services. Help back taxes You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Help back taxes An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Help back taxes Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Help back taxes gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Help back taxes    Outside the U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes If you are outside the United States during the filing period (January to mid-June), you can get the necessary federal tax forms and publications from most U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes Embassies and consulates. Help back taxes   Walk-in taxpayer assistance is available at the following U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes Embassies or consulates. Help back taxes    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. Help back taxes Mail. Help back taxes   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Help back taxes You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Help back taxes Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Help back taxes Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613      Outside the U. Help back taxes S. Help back taxes If you are outside the United States, you can get tax assistance by writing to the address below. Help back taxes  Internal Revenue Service International Accounts Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725 Taxpayer Advocate Service. Help back taxes   The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Help back taxes The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Help back taxes Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Help back taxes   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Help back taxes 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. Help back taxes You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Help back taxes You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Help back taxes   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. Help back taxes Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. 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Help back taxes You can contact the Taxpayer Advocate at: Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Advocate Service City View Plaza, 48 Carr 165, Guaynabo, P. Help back taxes R. Help back taxes 00968-8000 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. Help back taxes Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Help back taxes Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Help back taxes Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications