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How to file taxes for 2012 15. How to file taxes for 2012   Estimated Tax Table of Contents What's New Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Special Estimated Tax Rules for Qualified FarmersQualified Farmer Special Rules for Qualified Farmers Estimated Tax Penalty for 2013 What's New Net Investment Income Tax. How to file taxes for 2012 . How to file taxes for 2012  For tax years beginning in 2013, you may be subject to Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). How to file taxes for 2012 NIIT is a 3. How to file taxes for 2012 8% tax on the lesser of net investment income or the excess of your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) over the threshold amount. How to file taxes for 2012 NIIT may need to be included when calculating your estimated tax. How to file taxes for 2012 For more information, see Publication 505,Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. How to file taxes for 2012 Additional Medicare Tax. How to file taxes for 2012  For tax years beginning in 2013, a 0. How to file taxes for 2012 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income over a threshold amount based on your filing status. How to file taxes for 2012 You may need to include this amount when figuring your estimated tax. How to file taxes for 2012 For more information, see Publication 505. How to file taxes for 2012 Introduction Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding. How to file taxes for 2012 See Publication 505 for the general rules and requirements for paying estimated tax. How to file taxes for 2012 If you are a qualified farmer, defined below, you are subject to the special rules covered in this chapter for paying estimated tax. How to file taxes for 2012 Topics - This chapter discusses: Special estimated tax rules for qualified farmers Estimated tax penalty Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. How to file taxes for 2012 S. How to file taxes for 2012 Individual Income Tax Return 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals 2210-F Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers and Fishermen See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. How to file taxes for 2012 Special Estimated Tax Rules for Qualified Farmers Special rules apply to the payment of estimated tax by individuals who are qualified farmers. How to file taxes for 2012 If you are not a qualified farmer as defined next, see Publication 505 for the estimated tax rules that apply. How to file taxes for 2012 Qualified Farmer An individual is a qualified farmer for 2013 if at least two-thirds of his or her gross income from all sources for 2012 or 2013 was from farming. How to file taxes for 2012 See Gross Income , next, for information on how to figure your gross income from all sources and see Gross Income From Farming , later, for information on how to figure your gross income from farming. How to file taxes for 2012 See also Percentage From Farming , later, for information on how to determine the percentage of your gross income from farming. How to file taxes for 2012 Gross Income Gross income is all income you receive in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not exempt from income tax. How to file taxes for 2012 On a joint return, you must add your spouse's gross income to your gross income. How to file taxes for 2012 To decide whether two-thirds of your gross income was from farming, use as your gross income the total of the following income (not loss) amounts from your tax return. How to file taxes for 2012 Wages, salaries, tips, etc. How to file taxes for 2012 Taxable interest. How to file taxes for 2012 Ordinary dividends. How to file taxes for 2012 Taxable refunds, credits, or offsets of state and local income taxes. How to file taxes for 2012 Alimony. How to file taxes for 2012 Gross business income from Schedule C (Form 1040). How to file taxes for 2012 Gross business receipts from Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040). How to file taxes for 2012 Capital gains from Schedule D (Form 1040). How to file taxes for 2012 Losses are not netted against gains. How to file taxes for 2012 Gains on sales of business property. How to file taxes for 2012 Taxable IRA distributions, pensions, annuities, and social security benefits. How to file taxes for 2012 Gross rental income from Schedule E (Form 1040). How to file taxes for 2012 Gross royalty income from Schedule E (Form 1040). How to file taxes for 2012 Taxable net income from an estate or trust reported on Schedule E (Form 1040). How to file taxes for 2012 Income from a Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit reported on Schedule E (Form 1040). How to file taxes for 2012 Gross farm rental income from Form 4835. How to file taxes for 2012 Gross farm income from Schedule F (Form 1040). How to file taxes for 2012 Your distributive share of gross income from a partnership, or limited liability company treated as a partnership, from Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). How to file taxes for 2012 Your pro rata share of gross income from an S corporation, from Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S). How to file taxes for 2012 Unemployment compensation. How to file taxes for 2012 Other income not included with any of the items listed above. How to file taxes for 2012 Gross Income From Farming Gross income from farming is income from cultivating the soil or raising agricultural commodities. How to file taxes for 2012 It includes the following amounts. How to file taxes for 2012 Income from operating a stock, dairy, poultry, bee, fruit, or truck farm. How to file taxes for 2012 Income from a plantation, ranch, nursery, range, orchard, or oyster bed. How to file taxes for 2012 Crop shares for the use of your land. How to file taxes for 2012 Gains from sales of draft, breeding, dairy, or sporting livestock. How to file taxes for 2012 Gross income from farming is the total of the following amounts from your tax return. How to file taxes for 2012 Gross farm income from Schedule F (Form 1040). How to file taxes for 2012 Gross farm rental income from Form 4835. How to file taxes for 2012 Gross farm income from Schedule E (Form 1040), Parts II and III. How to file taxes for 2012 Gains from the sale of livestock used for draft, breeding, sport, or dairy purposes reported on Form 4797. How to file taxes for 2012 For more information about income from farming, see chapter 3. How to file taxes for 2012 Farm income does not include any of the following: Wages you receive as a farm employee. How to file taxes for 2012 Income you receive from contract grain harvesting and hauling with workers and machines you furnish. How to file taxes for 2012 Gains you receive from the sale of farm land and depreciable farm equipment. How to file taxes for 2012 Percentage From Farming Figure your gross income from all sources, discussed earlier. How to file taxes for 2012 Then figure your gross income from farming, discussed earlier. How to file taxes for 2012 Divide your farm gross income by your total gross income to determine the percentage of gross income from farming. How to file taxes for 2012 Example 1. How to file taxes for 2012 Jane Smith had the following total gross income and farm gross income amounts in 2013. How to file taxes for 2012 Gross Income   Total Farm Taxable interest $3,000   Dividends 500   Rental income (Sch E) 41,500   Farm income (Sch F) 75,000 $75,000 Gain (Form 4797) 5,000 5,000 Total $125,000 $80,000 Schedule D showed gain from the sale of dairy cows carried over from Form 4797 ($5,000) in addition to a loss from the sale of corporate stock ($2,000). How to file taxes for 2012 However, that loss is not netted against the gain to figure Ms. How to file taxes for 2012 Smith's total gross income or her gross farm income. How to file taxes for 2012 Her gross farm income is 64% of her total gross income ($80,000 ÷ $125,000 = 0. How to file taxes for 2012 64). How to file taxes for 2012 Special Rules for Qualified Farmers The following special estimated tax rules apply if you are a qualified farmer for 2013. How to file taxes for 2012 You do not have to pay estimated tax if you file your 2013 tax return and pay all the tax due by March 3, 2014. How to file taxes for 2012 You do not have to pay estimated tax if your 2013 income tax withholding (including any amount applied to your 2013 estimated tax from your 2012 return) will be at least 662/3% (. How to file taxes for 2012 6667) of the total tax shown on your 2013 tax return or 100% of the total tax shown on your 2012 return. How to file taxes for 2012 If you must pay estimated tax, you are required to make only one estimated tax payment (your required annual payment) by January 15, 2014, using special rules to figure the amount of the payment. How to file taxes for 2012 See Required Annual Payment , next, for details. How to file taxes for 2012 Figure 15-1 presents an overview of the special estimated tax rules that apply to qualified farmers. How to file taxes for 2012 Example 2. How to file taxes for 2012 Assume the same fact as in Example 1. How to file taxes for 2012 Ms. How to file taxes for 2012 Smith's gross farm income is only 64% of her total income. How to file taxes for 2012 Therefore, based on her 2013 income, she does not qualify to use the special estimated tax rules for qualified farmers. How to file taxes for 2012 However, she does qualify if at least two-thirds of her 2012 gross income was from farming. How to file taxes for 2012 Example 3. How to file taxes for 2012 Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that Ms. How to file taxes for 2012 Smith's farm income from Schedule F was $90,000 instead of $75,000. How to file taxes for 2012 This made her total gross income $140,000 ($3,000 + $500 + $41,500 + $90,000 + $5,000) and her farm gross income $95,000 ($90,000 + $5,000). How to file taxes for 2012 She qualifies to use the special estimated tax rules for qualified farmers, since 67. How to file taxes for 2012 9% (at least two-thirds) of her gross income is from farming ($95,000 ÷ $140,000 = . How to file taxes for 2012 679). How to file taxes for 2012 Required Annual Payment If you are a qualified farmer and must pay estimated tax for 2013, use the worksheet on Form 1040-ES to figure the amount of your required annual payment. How to file taxes for 2012 Apply the following special rules for qualified farmers to the worksheet. How to file taxes for 2012 On line 14a, multiply line 13c by 662/3% (. How to file taxes for 2012 6667). How to file taxes for 2012 On line 14b, enter 100% of the tax shown on your 2012 tax return regardless of the amount of your adjusted gross income. How to file taxes for 2012 For this purpose, the “tax shown on your 2012 tax return” is the amount on line 61 of your 2012 return modified by certain adjustments. How to file taxes for 2012 For more information, see chapter 4 of Publication 505. How to file taxes for 2012 Estimated Tax Penalty for 2013 If you do not pay all your required estimated tax for 2013 by January 15, 2014, or file your 2013 return and pay any tax due by March 3, 2014, you may owe a penalty. How to file taxes for 2012 Use Form 2210-F, Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers and Fishermen, to determine if you owe a penalty. How to file taxes for 2012 See the instructions for Form 2210-F. How to file taxes for 2012 Figure 15-1. How to file taxes for 2012 Estimated Tax for Farmers Please click here for the text description of the image. How to file taxes for 2012 Figure 2–A If you receive a penalty notice, do not ignore it, even if you think it is in error. How to file taxes for 2012 You may get a penalty notice even though you filed your return on time, attached Form 2210-F, and met the gross-income-from-farming requirement. How to file taxes for 2012 If you receive a penalty notice for underpaying estimated tax and you think it is in error, write to the address on the notice and explain why you think the notice is in error. How to file taxes for 2012 Include a computation similar to the one in Example 1 (earlier), showing that you met the gross income from farming requirement. How to file taxes for 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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How to file taxes for 2012 Tax Changes for Individuals Table of Contents 2001 ChangesNew 5-Year Carryback Rule for Net Operating Losses (NOLs) Wash Sale Rules Do Not Apply to Section 1256 Contracts Other 2001 Changes 2002 ChangesDeduction for Educator Expenses Personal Credits Still Allowed Against Alternative Minimum Tax Later ChangeChild and Dependent Care Expenses 2001 Changes New 5-Year Carryback Rule for Net Operating Losses (NOLs) If you have an NOL from a tax year ending during 2001 or 2002, you must generally carry back the entire amount of the NOL to the 5 tax years before the NOL year (the carryback period). How to file taxes for 2012 However, you can still choose to use the previous carryback period. How to file taxes for 2012 You also can choose not to carry back an NOL and only carry it forward. How to file taxes for 2012 Individuals, estates, and trusts can file Form 1045, Application for Tentative Refund. How to file taxes for 2012 The instructions for this form will be revised to reflect the new law. How to file taxes for 2012 Wash Sale Rules Do Not Apply to Section 1256 Contracts The wash sale rules that generally apply to losses from the sale of stock or securities, do not apply to any loss arising from a section 1256 contract. How to file taxes for 2012 A section 1256 contract is any: Regulated futures contract, Foreign currency contract, Nonequity option, Dealer equity option, or Dealer securities futures contract. How to file taxes for 2012 Wash sales and section 1256 contracts are explained in detail in Publication 550, Investment Income and Expenses. How to file taxes for 2012 Other 2001 Changes Other changes are discussed in the following chapters. How to file taxes for 2012 Chapter 4 Car Expenses Chapter 5 Depreciation 2002 Changes Deduction for Educator Expenses If you are an eligible educator, you can deduct as an adjustment to income up to $250 in qualified expenses. How to file taxes for 2012 You can deduct these expenses even if you do not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). How to file taxes for 2012 This adjustment to income is for expenses paid or incurred in tax years beginning during 2002 or 2003. How to file taxes for 2012 Previously, these expenses were deductible only as a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to the 2% of adjusted gross income limit. How to file taxes for 2012 Eligible educator. How to file taxes for 2012   You are an eligible educator if, for the tax year, you meet the following requirements. How to file taxes for 2012 You are a kindergarten through grade 12: Teacher, Instructor, Counselor, Principal, or Aide. How to file taxes for 2012 You work at least 900 hours during a school year in a school that provides elementary or secondary education, as determined under state law. How to file taxes for 2012 Qualified expenses. How to file taxes for 2012   These are unreimbursed expenses you paid or incurred for books, supplies, computer equipment (including related software and services), other equipment, and supplementary materials that you use in the classroom. How to file taxes for 2012 For courses in health and physical education, expenses for supplies are qualified expenses only if they are related to athletics. How to file taxes for 2012   To be deductible as an adjustment to income, the qualified expenses must be more than the following amounts for the tax year. How to file taxes for 2012 The interest on qualified U. How to file taxes for 2012 S. How to file taxes for 2012 savings bonds that you excluded from income because you paid qualified higher education expenses, Any distribution from a qualified tuition program that you excluded from income, or Any tax-free withdrawals from your Coverdell education savings account. How to file taxes for 2012 Personal Credits Still Allowed Against Alternative Minimum Tax The provision that allowed certain nonrefundable personal credits to reduce both your regular tax and any alternative minimum tax (AMT) has been extended and will be in effect for 2002 and 2003. How to file taxes for 2012 This provision, as it applies to the AMT, was originally scheduled to expire after 2001. How to file taxes for 2012 Without the extension, these credits could not have been used to reduce any AMT in 2002 or 2003. How to file taxes for 2012 Later Change Child and Dependent Care Expenses For the purpose of figuring the child and dependent care credit, your spouse is treated as having at least a minimum amount of earned income for any month that he or she is a full-time student or not able to care for himself or herself. How to file taxes for 2012 Beginning in 2003, this amount is increased to $250 a month if there is one qualifying person and to $500 a month if there are two or more qualifying persons. How to file taxes for 2012 Before 2003, the amounts were $200 and $400. How to file taxes for 2012 The same rule applies for the exclusion of employer-provided dependent care benefits. How to file taxes for 2012 For more information about the credit and exclusion, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. How to file taxes for 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications