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Irs 1040 form Some employees may be able to deduct certain work-related expenses. The following facts from the IRS can help you determine which expenses are deductible as an employee business expense. You must be itemizing deductions on IRS Schedule A to qualify. Irs 1040 form Expenses that qualify for an itemized deduction generally include: Irs 1040 form Business travel away from home Irs 1040 form Business use of your car Irs 1040 form Business meals and entertainment Irs 1040 form Travel Irs 1040 form Use of your home Irs 1040 form Education Irs 1040 form Supplies Irs 1040 form Tools Irs 1040 form Miscellaneous expenses Irs 1040 form You must keep records to prove the business expenses you deduct. For general information on recordkeeping, see IRS Publication 552, Recordkeeping for Individuals available on this website, or by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). Irs 1040 form If your employer reimburses you under an accountable plan, you should not include the payments in your gross income, and you may not deduct any of the reimbursed amounts. Irs 1040 form An accountable plan must meet three requirements: Irs 1040 form You must have paid or incurred expenses that are deductible while performing services as an employee. Irs 1040 form Irs 1040 form You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable time period. Irs 1040 form Irs 1040 form You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable time period. Irs 1040 form If the plan under which you are reimbursed by your employer is non-accountable, the payments you receive should be included in the wages shown on your Form W-2. You must report the income and itemize your deductions to deduct these expenses. Irs 1040 form Generally, you report unreimbursed expenses on IRS Form 2106 or IRS Form 2106-EZ and attach it to Form 1040. Deductible expenses are then reported on IRS Schedule A, as a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to a rule that limits your employee business expenses deduction to the amount that exceeds 2 percent of your adjusted gross income. Irs 1040 form For more information see IRS Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions, which is available on this website, or by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). Irs 1040 form
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Irs 1040 form 4. Irs 1040 form   Limit on Elective Deferrals Table of Contents Excess elective deferrals. Irs 1040 form General Limit 15-Year RuleYears of Service Figuring the Limit on Elective DeferralsExample The second and final component of MAC is the limit on elective deferrals. Irs 1040 form This is a limit on the amount of contributions that can be made to your account through a salary reduction agreement. Irs 1040 form A salary reduction agreement is an agreement between you and your employer that allows for a portion of your compensation to be directly invested in a 403(b) account on your behalf. Irs 1040 form You can enter into more than one salary reduction agreement during a year. Irs 1040 form More than one 403(b) account. Irs 1040 form If, for any year, elective deferrals are contributed to more than one 403(b) account for you (whether or not with the same employer), you must combine all the elective deferrals to determine whether the total is more than the limit for that year. Irs 1040 form 403(b) plan and another retirement plan. Irs 1040 form If, during the year, contributions in the form of elective deferrals are made to other retirement plans on your behalf, you must combine all of the elective deferrals to determine if they are more than your limit on elective deferrals. Irs 1040 form The limit on elective deferrals applies to amounts contributed to: 401(k) plans, to the extent excluded from income, Roth contribution programs, Section 501(c)(18) plans, to the extent excluded from income, Savings incentive match plan for employees (SIMPLE plans), Simplified employee pension (SEP) plans, and All 403(b) plans. Irs 1040 form Roth contribution program. Irs 1040 form   Your 403(b) plan may allow you to designate all or a portion of your elective deferrals as Roth contributions. Irs 1040 form Elective deferrals designated as Roth contributions must be maintained in a separate Roth account and are not excludable from your gross income. Irs 1040 form   The maximum amount of contributions allowed under a Roth contribution program is your limit on elective deferrals, less your elective deferrals not designated as Roth contributions. Irs 1040 form For more information on the Roth contribution program, see Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. Irs 1040 form Excess elective deferrals. Irs 1040 form   If the amount contributed is more than the allowable limit, you must include the excess that is not a Roth contribution in your gross income for the year contributed. Irs 1040 form General Limit Under the general limit on elective deferrals, the most that can be contributed to your 403(b) account through a salary reduction agreement is $17,500 for 2013 and 2014. Irs 1040 form This limit applies without regard to community property laws. Irs 1040 form 15-Year Rule If you have at least 15 years of service with an educational organization (such as a public or private school), hospital, home health service agency, health and welfare service agency, church, or convention or association of churches (or associated organization), the limit on elective deferrals to your 403(b) account is increased by the least of: $3,000, $15,000, reduced by the sum of: The additional pre-tax elective deferrals made in prior years because of this rule, plus The aggregate amount of designated Roth contributions permitted for prior years because of this rule, or $5,000 times the number of your years of service for the organization, minus the total elective deferrals made by your employer on your behalf for earlier years. Irs 1040 form If you qualify for the 15-year rule, your elective deferrals under this limit can be as high as $20,500 for 2013 and 2014. Irs 1040 form To determine whether you have 15 years of service with your employer, see Years of Service , next. Irs 1040 form Years of Service To determine if you are eligible for the increased limit on elective deferrals, you will first need to figure your years of service. Irs 1040 form How you figure your years of service depends on whether you were a full-time or a part-time employee, whether you worked for the full year or only part of the year, and whether you have worked for your employer for an entire year. Irs 1040 form You must figure years of service for each year during which you worked for the employer who is maintaining your 403(b) account. Irs 1040 form If more than one employer maintains a 403(b) account for you in the same year, you must figure years of service separately for each employer. Irs 1040 form Definition Your years of service are the total number of years you have worked as a full time employee for the employer maintaining your 403(b) account as of the end of the year. Irs 1040 form Figuring Your Years of Service Take the following rules into account when figuring your years of service. Irs 1040 form Status of employer. Irs 1040 form   Your years of service include only periods during which your employer was a qualified employer. Irs 1040 form Your plan administrator can tell you whether or not your employer was qualified during all your periods of service. Irs 1040 form Service with one employer. Irs 1040 form   Generally, you cannot count service for any employer other than the one who maintains your 403(b) account. Irs 1040 form Church employee. Irs 1040 form   If you are a church employee, treat all of your years of service with related church organizations as years of service with the same employer. Irs 1040 form For more information about church employees, see chapter 5. Irs 1040 form Self-employed ministers. Irs 1040 form   If you are a self-employed minister, your years of service include full and part years in which you have been treated as employed by a tax-exempt organization that is a qualified employer. Irs 1040 form Total years of service. Irs 1040 form   When figuring prior years of service, figure each year individually and then add the individual years of service to determine your total years of service. Irs 1040 form Example. Irs 1040 form The annual work period for full-time teachers employed by ABC Public Schools is September through December and February through May. Irs 1040 form Marsha began working with ABC schools in September 2009. Irs 1040 form She has always worked full-time for each annual work period. Irs 1040 form At the end of 2013, Marsha had 4. Irs 1040 form 5 years of service with ABC Public Schools, as shown in Table 4-1. Irs 1040 form Table 4-1. Irs 1040 form Marsha's Years of Service Note. Irs 1040 form This table shows how Marsha figures her years of service, as explained in the previous example. Irs 1040 form Year Period Worked Portion of Work Period Years of Service 2009 Sept. Irs 1040 form –Dec. Irs 1040 form . Irs 1040 form 5 year . Irs 1040 form 5 year 2010 Feb. Irs 1040 form –May . Irs 1040 form 5 year 1 year Sept. Irs 1040 form –Dec. Irs 1040 form . Irs 1040 form 5 year 2011 Feb. Irs 1040 form –May . Irs 1040 form 5 year 1 year Sept. Irs 1040 form –Dec. Irs 1040 form . Irs 1040 form 5 year 2012 Feb. Irs 1040 form –May . Irs 1040 form 5 year 1 year Sept. Irs 1040 form –Dec. Irs 1040 form . Irs 1040 form 5 year 2013 Feb. Irs 1040 form –May . Irs 1040 form 5 year 1 year Sept. Irs 1040 form –Dec. Irs 1040 form . Irs 1040 form 5 year Total years of service 4. Irs 1040 form 5 years Full-time or part-time. Irs 1040 form   To figure your years of service, you must analyze each year individually and determine whether you worked full-time for the full year or something other than full-time. Irs 1040 form When determining whether you worked full-time or something other than full-time, use your employer's annual work period as the standard. Irs 1040 form Employer's annual work period. Irs 1040 form   Your employer's annual work period is the usual amount of time an individual working full-time in a specific position is required to work. Irs 1040 form Generally, this period of time is expressed in days, weeks, months, or semesters, and can span 2 calendar years. Irs 1040 form Note. Irs 1040 form You cannot accumulate more than 1 year of service in a 12-month period. Irs 1040 form Example. Irs 1040 form All full-time teachers at ABC Public Schools are required to work both the September through December semester and the February through May semester. Irs 1040 form Therefore, the annual work period for full-time teachers employed by ABC Public Schools is September through December and February through May. Irs 1040 form Teachers at ABC Public Schools who work both semesters in the same calendar year are considered working a full year of service in that calendar year. Irs 1040 form Full-Time Employee for the Full Year Count each full year during which you were employed full-time as 1 year of service. Irs 1040 form In determining whether you were employed full-time, compare the amount of work you were required to perform with the amount of work normally required of others who held the same position with the same employer and who generally received most of their pay from the position. Irs 1040 form How to compare. Irs 1040 form   You can use any method that reasonably and accurately reflects the amount of work required. Irs 1040 form For example, if you are a teacher, you can use the number of hours of classroom instruction as a measure of the amount of work required. Irs 1040 form   In determining whether positions with the same employer are the same, consider all of the facts and circumstances concerning the positions, including the work performed, the methods by which pay is determined, and the descriptions (or titles) of the positions. Irs 1040 form Example. Irs 1040 form An assistant professor employed in the English department of a university will be considered a full-time employee if the amount of work that he or she is required to perform is the same as the amount of work normally required of assistant professors of English at that university who get most of their pay from that position. Irs 1040 form   If no one else works for your employer in the same position, compare your work with the work normally required of others who held the same position with similar employers or similar positions with your employer. Irs 1040 form Full year of service. Irs 1040 form   A full year of service for a particular position means the usual annual work period of anyone employed full-time in that general type of work at that place of employment. Irs 1040 form Example. Irs 1040 form If a doctor works for a hospital 12 months of a year except for a 1-month vacation, the doctor will be considered as employed for a full year if the other doctors at that hospital also work 11 months of the year with a 1-month vacation. Irs 1040 form Similarly, if the usual annual work period at a university consists of the fall and spring semesters, an instructor at that university who teaches these semesters will be considered as working a full year. Irs 1040 form Other Than Full-Time for the Full Year If, during any year, you were employed full-time for only part of your employer's annual work period, part-time for the entire annual work period, or part-time for only part of the work period, your year of service for that year is a fraction of your employer's annual work period. Irs 1040 form Full-time for part of the year. Irs 1040 form   If, during a year, you were employed full-time for only part of your employer's annual work period, figure the fraction for that year as follows: The numerator (top number) is the number of weeks, months, or semesters you were a full-time employee. Irs 1040 form The denominator (bottom number) is the number of weeks, months, or semesters considered the normal annual work period for the position. Irs 1040 form Example. Irs 1040 form Jason was employed as a full-time instructor by a local college for the 4 months of the 2013 spring semester (February 2013 through May 2013). Irs 1040 form The annual work period for the college is 8 months (February through May and July through October). Irs 1040 form Given these facts, Jason was employed full-time for part of the annual work period and provided ½ of a year of service. Irs 1040 form Jason's years of service computation for 2013 is as follows: Number of months Jason worked = 4 = 1 Number of months in annual work period 8 2 Part-time for the full year. Irs 1040 form   If, during a year, you were employed part-time for the employer's entire annual work period, you figure the fraction for that year as follows: The numerator (top number) is the number of hours or days you worked. Irs 1040 form The denominator (bottom number) is the number of hours or days normally required of someone holding the same position who works full-time. Irs 1040 form Example. Irs 1040 form Vance teaches one course at a local medical school. Irs 1040 form He teaches 3 hours per week for two semesters. Irs 1040 form Other faculty members at the same school teach 9 hours per week for two semesters. Irs 1040 form The annual work period of the medical school is two semesters. Irs 1040 form An instructor teaching 9 hours a week for two semesters is considered a full-time employee. Irs 1040 form Given these facts, Vance has worked part-time for a full annual work period. Irs 1040 form Vance has completed 1/3 of a year of service, figured as shown below. Irs 1040 form Number of hours per week Vance worked = 3 = 1 Number of hours per week considered full-time 9 3 Part-time for part of the year. Irs 1040 form   If, during any year, you were employed part-time for only part of your employer's annual work period, you figure your fraction for that year by multiplying two fractions. Irs 1040 form   Figure the first fraction as though you had worked full-time for part of the annual work period. Irs 1040 form The fraction is as follows: The numerator (top number) is the number of weeks, months, or semesters you were a full-time employee. Irs 1040 form The denominator (bottom number) is the number of weeks, months, or semesters considered the normal annual work period for the position. Irs 1040 form   Figure the second fraction as though you had worked part-time for the entire annual work period. Irs 1040 form The fraction is as follows: The numerator (top number) is the number of hours or days you worked. Irs 1040 form The denominator (bottom number) is the number of hours or days normally required of someone holding the same position who works full-time. Irs 1040 form   Once you have figured these two fractions, multiply them together to determine the fraction representing your partial year of service for the year. Irs 1040 form Example. Irs 1040 form Maria, an attorney, teaches a course for one semester at a law school. Irs 1040 form She teaches 3 hours per week. Irs 1040 form The annual work period for teachers at the school is two semesters. Irs 1040 form All full-time instructors at the school are required to teach 12 hours per week. Irs 1040 form Based on these facts, Maria is employed part-time for part of the annual work period. Irs 1040 form Her year of service for this year is determined by multiplying two fractions. Irs 1040 form Her computation is as follows: Maria's first fraction Number of semesters Maria worked = 1 Number of semesters in annual work period 2 Maria's second fraction Number of hours Maria worked per week = 3 = 1 Number of hours per week considered full-time 12 4 Maria would multiply these fractions to obtain the fractional year of service: 1 x 1 = 1         2 4 8         Figuring the Limit on Elective Deferrals You can use Part II of Worksheet 1 in chapter 9 to figure the limit on elective deferrals. Irs 1040 form Example Floyd has figured his limit on annual additions. Irs 1040 form The only other component needed before he can determine his MAC for 2014 is his limit on elective deferrals. Irs 1040 form Figuring Floyd's limit on elective deferrals. Irs 1040 form   Floyd has been employed with his current employer for less than 15 years. Irs 1040 form He is not eligible for the special 15-year increase. Irs 1040 form Therefore, his limit on elective deferrals for 2014 is $17,500 as shown in Table 4-2. Irs 1040 form Floyd's employer will not make any nonelective contributions to his 403(b) account and Floyd will not make any after-tax contributions. Irs 1040 form Additionally, Floyd's employer does not offer a Roth contribution program. Irs 1040 form Figuring Floyd's MAC Floyd has determined that his limit on annual additions for 2014 is $52,000 and his limit on elective deferrals is $17,500. Irs 1040 form Because elective deferrals are the only contributions made to Floyd's account, the maximum amount that can be contributed to a 403(b) account on Floyd's behalf in 2014 is $17,500, the lesser of both limits. Irs 1040 form Table 4-2. Irs 1040 form Worksheet 1. Irs 1040 form Maximum Amount Contributable (MAC) Note. Irs 1040 form Use this worksheet to figure your MAC. Irs 1040 form Part I. Irs 1040 form Limit on Annual Additions     1. Irs 1040 form Enter your includible compensation for your most recent year of service 1. Irs 1040 form $70,475 2. Irs 1040 form Maximum: For 2013 enter $51,000 For 2014 enter $52,000 2. Irs 1040 form 52,000 3. Irs 1040 form Enter the lesser of line 1 or line 2. Irs 1040 form This is your limit on annual additions 3. Irs 1040 form 52,000   Caution: If you had only nonelective contributions, skip Part II and enter the amount from line 3 on line 18. Irs 1040 form     Part II. Irs 1040 form Limit on Elective Deferrals     4. Irs 1040 form Maximum contribution: For 2013, enter $17,500 For 2014, enter $17,500 4. Irs 1040 form 17,500   Note. Irs 1040 form If you have at least 15 years of service with a qualifying organization, complete lines 5 through 17. Irs 1040 form If not, enter zero (-0-) on line 16 and go to line 17. Irs 1040 form     5. Irs 1040 form Amount per year of service 5. Irs 1040 form 5,000 6. Irs 1040 form Enter your years of service 6. Irs 1040 form   7. Irs 1040 form Multiply line 5 by line 6 7. Irs 1040 form   8. Irs 1040 form Enter the total of all elective deferrals made for you by the qualifying organization for prior years 8. Irs 1040 form   9. Irs 1040 form Subtract line 8 from line 7. Irs 1040 form If zero or less, enter zero (-0-) 9. Irs 1040 form   10. Irs 1040 form Maximum increase in limit for long service 10. Irs 1040 form 15,000 11. Irs 1040 form Enter the total of additional pre-tax elective deferrals made in prior years under the 15-year rule 11. Irs 1040 form   12. Irs 1040 form Enter the aggregate amount of all designated Roth contributions permitted for prior years under the 15-year rule 12. Irs 1040 form   13. Irs 1040 form Add lines 11 and 12 13. Irs 1040 form   14. Irs 1040 form Subtract line 13 from line 10 14. Irs 1040 form   15. Irs 1040 form Maximum additional contributions 15. Irs 1040 form 3,000 16. Irs 1040 form Enter the least of lines 9, 14, or 15. Irs 1040 form This is your increase in the limit for long service 16. Irs 1040 form -0- 17. Irs 1040 form Add lines 4 and 16. Irs 1040 form This is your limit on elective deferrals 17. Irs 1040 form 17,500   Part III. Irs 1040 form Maximum Amount Contributable     18. Irs 1040 form If you had only nonelective contributions, enter the amount from line 3. Irs 1040 form This is your MAC. Irs 1040 form    If you had only elective deferrals, enter the lesser of lines 3 or 17. Irs 1040 form This is your MAC. Irs 1040 form    If you had both elective deferrals and nonelective contributions, enter the amount from line 3. Irs 1040 form This is your MAC. Irs 1040 form (Use the amount on line 17 to determine if you have excess elective deferrals as explained in chapter 7. Irs 1040 form ) 18. Irs 1040 form $17,500 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications