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Irs amendment form Publication 939 - Main Content Table of Contents General Information Taxation of Periodic PaymentsInvestment in the Contract Expected Return Computation Under the General Rule How To Use Actuarial TablesUnisex Annuity Tables Special Elections Worksheets for Determining Taxable Annuity Actuarial Tables Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics General Information Some of the terms used in this publication are defined in the following paragraphs. Irs amendment form A pension is generally a series of payments made to you after you retire from work. Irs amendment form Pension payments are made regularly and are for past services with an employer. Irs amendment form An annuity is a series of payments under a contract. Irs amendment form You can buy the contract alone or you can buy it with the help of your employer. Irs amendment form Annuity payments are made regularly for more than one full year. Irs amendment form Note. Irs amendment form Distributions from pensions and annuities follow the same rules as outlined in this publication unless otherwise noted. Irs amendment form Types of pensions and annuities. Irs amendment form   Particular types of pensions and annuities include: Fixed period annuities. Irs amendment form You receive definite amounts at regular intervals for a definite length of time. Irs amendment form Annuities for a single life. Irs amendment form You receive definite amounts at regular intervals for life. Irs amendment form The payments end at death. Irs amendment form Joint and survivor annuities. Irs amendment form The first annuitant receives a definite amount at regular intervals for life. Irs amendment form After he or she dies, a second annuitant receives a definite amount at regular intervals for life. Irs amendment form The amount paid to the second annuitant may or may not differ from the amount paid to the first annuitant. Irs amendment form Variable annuities. Irs amendment form You receive payments that may vary in amount for a definite length of time or for life. Irs amendment form The amounts you receive may depend upon such variables as profits earned by the pension or annuity funds or cost-of-living indexes. Irs amendment form Disability pensions. Irs amendment form You are under minimum retirement age and receive payments because you retired on disability. Irs amendment form If, at the time of your retirement, you were permanently and totally disabled, you may be eligible for the credit for the elderly or the disabled discussed in Publication 524. Irs amendment form If your annuity starting date is after November 18, 1996, the General Rule cannot be used for the following qualified plans. Irs amendment form A qualified employee plan is an employer's stock bonus, pension, or profit-sharing plan that is for the exclusive benefit of employees or their beneficiaries. Irs amendment form This plan must meet Internal Revenue Code requirements. Irs amendment form It qualifies for special tax benefits, including tax deferral for employer contributions and rollover distributions. Irs amendment form However, you must use the General Rule if you were 75 or over and the annuity payments are guaranteed for more than 5 years. Irs amendment form A qualified employee annuity is a retirement annuity purchased by an employer for an employee under a plan that meets Internal Revenue Code requirements. Irs amendment form A tax-sheltered annuity is a special annuity plan or contract purchased for an employee of a public school or tax-exempt organization. Irs amendment form   The General Rule is used to figure the tax treatment of various types of pensions and annuities, including nonqualified employee plans. Irs amendment form A nonqualified employee plan is an employer's plan that does not meet Internal Revenue Code requirements. Irs amendment form It does not qualify for most of the tax benefits of a qualified plan. Irs amendment form Annuity worksheets. Irs amendment form   The worksheets found near the end of the text of this publication may be useful to you in figuring the taxable part of your annuity. Irs amendment form Request for a ruling. Irs amendment form   If you are unable to determine the income tax treatment of your pension or annuity, you may ask the Internal Revenue Service to figure the taxable part of your annuity payments. Irs amendment form This is treated as a request for a ruling. Irs amendment form See Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity near the end of this publication. Irs amendment form Withholding tax and estimated tax. Irs amendment form   Your pension or annuity is subject to federal income tax withholding unless you choose not to have tax withheld. Irs amendment form If you choose not to have tax withheld from your pension or annuity, or if you do not have enough income tax withheld, you may have to make estimated tax payments. Irs amendment form Taxation of Periodic Payments This section explains how the periodic payments you receive under a pension or annuity plan are taxed under the General Rule. Irs amendment form Periodic payments are amounts paid at regular intervals (such as weekly, monthly, or yearly) for a period of time greater than one year (such as for 15 years or for life). Irs amendment form These payments are also known as amounts received as an annuity. Irs amendment form If you receive an amount from your plan that is a nonperiodic payment (amount not received as an annuity), see Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments in Publication 575. Irs amendment form In general, you can recover your net cost of the pension or annuity tax free over the period you are to receive the payments. Irs amendment form The amount of each payment that is more than the part that represents your net cost is taxable. Irs amendment form Under the General Rule, the part of each annuity payment that represents your net cost is in the same proportion that your investment in the contract is to your expected return. Irs amendment form These terms are explained in the following discussions. Irs amendment form Investment in the Contract In figuring how much of your pension or annuity is taxable under the General Rule, you must figure your investment in the contract. Irs amendment form First, find your net cost of the contract as of the annuity starting date (defined later). Irs amendment form To find this amount, you must first figure the total premiums, contributions, or other amounts paid. Irs amendment form This includes the amounts your employer contributed if you were required to include these amounts in income. Irs amendment form It also includes amounts you actually contributed (except amounts for health and accident benefits and deductible voluntary employee contributions). Irs amendment form From this total cost you subtract: Any refunded premiums, rebates, dividends, or unrepaid loans (any of which were not included in your income) that you received by the later of the annuity starting date or the date on which you received your first payment. Irs amendment form Any additional premiums paid for double indemnity or disability benefits. Irs amendment form Any other tax-free amounts you received under the contract or plan before the later of the dates in (1). Irs amendment form The annuity starting date   is the later of the first day of the first period for which you receive payment under the contract or the date on which the obligation under the contract becomes fixed. Irs amendment form Example. Irs amendment form On January 1 you completed all your payments required under an annuity contract providing for monthly payments starting on August 1, for the period beginning July 1. Irs amendment form The annuity starting date is July 1. Irs amendment form This is the date you use in figuring your investment in the contract and your expected return (discussed later). Irs amendment form Adjustments If any of the following items apply, adjust (add or subtract) your total cost to find your net cost. Irs amendment form Foreign employment. Irs amendment form   If you worked abroad, your cost may include contributions by your employer to the retirement plan, but only if those contributions would be excludible from your gross income had they been paid directly to you as compensation. Irs amendment form The contributions that apply are: Contributions before 1963 by your employer, Contributions after 1962 by your employer if the contributions would be excludible from your gross income (without regard to the foreign earned income exclusion) had they been paid directly to you, or Contributions after 1996 by your employer on your behalf if you performed the services of a foreign missionary (a duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed minister of a church or a lay person) if the contributions would be excludible from your gross income had they been paid directly to you. Irs amendment form Foreign employment contributions while a nonresident alien. Irs amendment form   In determining your cost, special rules apply if you are a U. Irs amendment form S. Irs amendment form citizen or resident alien who received distributions from a plan to which contributions were made while you were a nonresident alien. Irs amendment form Your contributions and your employer's contributions are not included in your cost if the contributions: Were made based on compensation which was for services performed outside the United States which you were a nonresident alien, and Were not subject to income tax under the laws of the United States or any foreign country, but only if the contribution would have been subject to income tax if they had been paid as cash compensation when the services were performed. Irs amendment form Death benefit exclusion. Irs amendment form   If you are the beneficiary of a deceased employee (or former employee), who died before August 21, 1996, you may qualify for a death benefit exclusion of up to $5,000. Irs amendment form The beneficiary of a deceased employee who died after August 20, 1996, will not qualify for the death benefit exclusion. Irs amendment form How to adjust your total cost. Irs amendment form   If you are eligible, treat the amount of any allowable death benefit exclusion as additional cost paid by the employee. Irs amendment form Add it to the cost or unrecovered cost of the annuity at the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form See Example 3 under Computation Under General Rule for an illustration of the adjustment to the cost of the contract. Irs amendment form Net cost. Irs amendment form   Your total cost plus certain adjustments and minus other amounts already recovered before the annuity starting date is your net cost. Irs amendment form This is the unrecovered investment in the contract as of the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form If your annuity starting date is after 1986, this is the maximum amount that you may recover tax free under the contract. Irs amendment form Refund feature. Irs amendment form   Adjustment for the value of the refund feature is only applicable when you report your pension or annuity under the General Rule. Irs amendment form Your annuity contract has a refund feature if: The expected return ( discussed later) of an annuity depends entirely or partly on the life of one or more individuals, The contract provides that payments will be made to a beneficiary or the estate of an annuitant on or after the death of the annuitant if a stated amount or a stated number of payments has not been paid to the annuitant or annuitants before death, and The payments are a refund of the amount you paid for the annuity contract. Irs amendment form   If your annuity has a refund feature, you must reduce your net cost of the contract by the value of the refund feature (figured using Table III or VII at the end of this publication, also see How To Use Actuarial Tables , later) to find the investment in the contract. Irs amendment form Zero value of refund feature. Irs amendment form   For a joint and survivor annuity, the value of the refund feature is zero if: Both annuitants are age 74 or younger, The payments are guaranteed for less than 2½ years, and The survivor's annuity is at least 50% of the first annuitant's annuity. Irs amendment form   For a single-life annuity without survivor benefit, the value of the refund feature is zero if: The payments are guaranteed for less than 2½ years, and The annuitant is: Age 57 or younger (if using the new (unisex) annuity tables), Age 42 or younger (if male and using the old annuity tables), or Age 47 or younger (if female and using the old annuity tables). Irs amendment form   If you do not meet these requirements, you will have to figure the value of the refund feature, as explained in the following discussion. Irs amendment form Examples. Irs amendment form The first example shows how to figure the value of the refund feature when there is only one beneficiary. Irs amendment form Example 2 shows how to figure the value of the refund feature when the contract provides, in addition to a whole life annuity, one or more temporary life annuities for the lives of children. Irs amendment form In both examples, the taxpayer elects to use Tables V through VIII. Irs amendment form If you need the value of the refund feature for a joint and survivor annuity, write to the Internal Revenue Service as explained under Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity near the end of this publication. Irs amendment form Example 1. Irs amendment form At age 65, Barbara bought for $21,053 an annuity with a refund feature. Irs amendment form She will get $100 a month for life. Irs amendment form Barbara's contract provides that if she does not live long enough to recover the full $21,053, similar payments will be made to her surviving beneficiary until a total of $21,053 has been paid under the contract. Irs amendment form In this case, the contract cost and the total guaranteed return are the same ($21,053). Irs amendment form Barbara's investment in the contract is figured as follows: Net cost $21,053 Amount to be received annually $1,200   Number of years for which payment is guaranteed ($21,053 divided by $1,200) 17. Irs amendment form 54   Rounded to nearest whole number of years 18   Percentage from Actuarial Table VII for age 65 with 18 years of guaranteed payments 15%   Value of the refund feature (rounded to the nearest dollar)—15% of $21,053 3,158 Investment in the contract, adjusted for value of refund feature $17,895       If the total guaranteed return were less than the $21,053 net cost of the contract, Barbara would apply the appropriate percentage from the tables to the lesser amount. Irs amendment form For example, if the contract guaranteed the $100 monthly payments for 17 years to Barbara's estate or beneficiary if she were to die before receiving all the payments for that period, the total guaranteed return would be $20,400 ($100 × 12 × 17 years). Irs amendment form In this case, the value of the refund feature would be $2,856 (14% of $20,400) and Barbara's investment in the contract would be $18,197 ($21,053 minus $2,856) instead of $17,895. Irs amendment form Example 2. Irs amendment form John died while still employed. Irs amendment form His widow, Eleanor, age 48, receives $171 a month for the rest of her life. Irs amendment form John's son, Elmer, age 9, receives $50 a month until he reaches age 18. Irs amendment form John's contributions to the retirement fund totaled $7,559. Irs amendment form 45, with interest on those contributions of $1,602. Irs amendment form 53. Irs amendment form The guarantee or total refund feature of the contract is $9,161. Irs amendment form 98 ($7,559. Irs amendment form 45 plus $1,602. Irs amendment form 53). Irs amendment form The adjustment in the investment in the contract is figured as follows: A) Expected return:*       1) Widow's expected return:         Annual annuity ($171 × 12) $2,052       Multiplied by factor from Table V         (nearest age 48) 34. Irs amendment form 9 $71,614. Irs amendment form 80   2) Child's expected return:         Annual annuity ($50 × 12) $600       Multiplied by factor from         Table VIII (nearest age 9         for term of 9 years) 9. Irs amendment form 0 5,400. Irs amendment form 00   3) Total expected return   $77,014. Irs amendment form 80 B) Adjustment for refund feature:       1) Contributions (net cost) $7,559. Irs amendment form 45   2) Guaranteed amount (contributions of $7,559. Irs amendment form 45 plus interest of $1,602. Irs amendment form 53) $9,161. Irs amendment form 98   3) Minus: Expected return under child's (temporary life) annuity (A(2)) 5,400. Irs amendment form 00   4) Net guaranteed amount $3,761. Irs amendment form 98   5) Multiple from Table VII (nearest age 48 for 2 years duration (recovery of $3,761. Irs amendment form 98 at $171 a month to nearest whole year)) 0%   6) Adjustment required for value of refund feature rounded to the nearest whole dollar  (0% × $3,761. Irs amendment form 98, the smaller of B(3) or B(6)) 0 *Expected return is the total amount you and other eligible annuitants can expect to receive under the contract. Irs amendment form See the discussion of expected return, later in this publication. Irs amendment form Free IRS help. Irs amendment form   If you need to request assistance to figure the value of the refund feature, see Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity near the end of this publication. Irs amendment form Expected Return Your expected return is the total amount you and other eligible annuitants can expect to receive under the contract. Irs amendment form The following discussions explain how to figure the expected return with each type of annuity. Irs amendment form A person's age, for purposes of figuring the expected return, is the age at the birthday nearest to the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form Fixed period annuity. Irs amendment form   If you will get annuity payments for a fixed number of years, without regard to your life expectancy, you must figure your expected return based on that fixed number of years. Irs amendment form It is the total amount you will get beginning at the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form You will receive specific periodic payments for a definite period of time, such as a fixed number of months (but not less than 13). Irs amendment form To figure your expected return, multiply the fixed number of months for which payments are to be made by the amount of the payment specified for each period. Irs amendment form Single life annuity. Irs amendment form   If you are to get annuity payments for the rest of your life, find your expected return as follows. Irs amendment form You must multiply the amount of the annual payment by a multiple based on your life expectancy as of the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form These multiples are set out in actuarial Tables I and V near the end of this publication (see How To Use Actuarial Tables , later). Irs amendment form   You may need to adjust these multiples if the payments are made quarterly, semiannually, or annually. Irs amendment form See Adjustments to Tables I, II, V, VI, and VIA following Table I. Irs amendment form Example. Irs amendment form Henry bought an annuity contract that will give him an annuity of $500 a month for his life. Irs amendment form If at the annuity starting date Henry's nearest birthday is 66, the expected return is figured as follows: Annual payment ($500 × 12 months) $6,000 Multiple shown in Table V, age 66 × 19. Irs amendment form 2 Expected return $115,200 If the payments were to be made to Henry quarterly and the first payment was made one full month after the annuity starting date, Henry would adjust the 19. Irs amendment form 2 multiple by +. Irs amendment form 1. Irs amendment form His expected return would then be $115,800 ($6,000 × 19. Irs amendment form 3). Irs amendment form Annuity for shorter of life or specified period. Irs amendment form   With this type of annuity, you are to get annuity payments either for the rest of your life or until the end of a specified period, whichever period is shorter. Irs amendment form To figure your expected return, multiply the amount of your annual payment by a multiple in Table IV or VIII for temporary life annuities. Irs amendment form Find the proper multiple based on your sex (if using Table IV), your age at the annuity starting date, and the nearest whole number of years in the specified period. Irs amendment form Example. Irs amendment form Harriet purchased an annuity this year that will pay her $200 each month for five years or until she dies, whichever period is shorter. Irs amendment form She was age 65 at her birthday nearest the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form She figures the expected return as follows: Annual payment ($200 × 12 months) $2,400 Multiple shown in Table VIII, age 65, 5-year term × 4. Irs amendment form 9 Expected return $11,760 She uses Table VIII (not Table IV) because all her contributions were made after June 30, 1986. Irs amendment form See Special Elections, later. Irs amendment form Joint and survivor annuities. Irs amendment form   If you have an annuity that pays you a periodic income for life and after your death provides an identical lifetime periodic income to your spouse (or some other person), you figure the expected return based on your combined life expectancies. Irs amendment form To figure the expected return, multiply the annual payment by a multiple in Table II or VI based on your joint life expectancies. Irs amendment form If your payments are made quarterly, semiannually, or annually, you may need to adjust these multiples. Irs amendment form See Adjustments to Tables I, II, V, VI, and VIA following Table I near the end of this publication. Irs amendment form Example. Irs amendment form John bought a joint and survivor annuity providing payments of $500 a month for his life, and, after his death, $500 a month for the remainder of his wife's life. Irs amendment form At John's annuity starting date, his age at his nearest birthday is 70 and his wife's at her nearest birthday is 67. Irs amendment form The expected return is figured as follows: Annual payment ($500 × 12 months) $6,000 Multiple shown in Table VI, ages 67 and 70 × 22. Irs amendment form 0 Expected return $132,000 Different payments to survivor. Irs amendment form   If your contract provides that payments to a survivor annuitant will be different from the amount you receive, you must use a computation which accounts for both the joint lives of the annuitants and the life of the survivor. Irs amendment form Example 1. Irs amendment form Gerald bought a contract providing for payments to him of $500 a month for life and, after his death, payments to his wife, Mary, of $350 a month for life. Irs amendment form If, at the annuity starting date, Gerald's nearest birthday is 70 and Mary's is 67, the expected return under the contract is figured as follows: Combined multiple for Gerald and Mary, ages 70 and 67 (from Table VI)   22. Irs amendment form 0 Multiple for Gerald, age 70 (from Table V)   16. Irs amendment form 0 Difference: Multiple applicable to Mary   6. Irs amendment form 0 Gerald's annual payment ($500 × 12) $6,000   Gerald's multiple 16. Irs amendment form 0   Gerald's expected return   $96,000 Mary's annual payment ($350 × 12) $4,200   Mary's multiple 6. Irs amendment form 0   Mary's expected return   25,200 Total expected return under the contract   $121,200 Example 2. Irs amendment form Your husband died while still employed. Irs amendment form Under the terms of his employer's retirement plan, you are entitled to get an immediate annuity of $400 a month for the rest of your life or until you remarry. Irs amendment form Your daughters, Marie and Jean, are each entitled to immediate temporary life annuities of $150 a month until they reach age 18. Irs amendment form You were 50 years old at the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form Marie was 16 and Jean was 14. Irs amendment form Using the multiples shown in Tables V and VIII at the end of this publication, the total expected return on the annuity starting date is $169,680, figured as follows: Widow, age 50 (multiple from Table V—33. Irs amendment form 1 × $4,800 annual payment) $158,880 Marie, age 16 for 2 years duration (multiple from Table VIII—2. Irs amendment form 0 × $1,800 annual payment) 3,600 Jean, age 14 for 4 years duration (multiple from Table VIII—4. Irs amendment form 0 × $1,800 annual payment) 7,200 Total expected return $169,680 No computation of expected return is made based on your husband's age at the date of death because he died before the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form Computation Under the General Rule Note. Irs amendment form Variable annuities use a different computation for determining the exclusion amounts. Irs amendment form See Variable annuities later. Irs amendment form Under the General Rule, you figure the taxable part of your annuity by using the following steps: Step 1. Irs amendment form   Figure the amount of your investment in the contract, including any adjustments for the refund feature and the death benefit exclusion, if applicable. Irs amendment form See Death benefit exclusion , earlier. Irs amendment form Step 2. Irs amendment form   Figure your expected return. Irs amendment form Step 3. Irs amendment form   Divide Step 1 by Step 2 and round to three decimal places. Irs amendment form This will give you the exclusion percentage. Irs amendment form Step 4. Irs amendment form   Multiply the exclusion percentage by the first regular periodic payment. Irs amendment form The result is the tax-free part of each pension or annuity payment. Irs amendment form   The tax-free part remains the same even if the total payment increases due to variation in the annuity amount such as cost of living increases, or you outlive the life expectancy factor used. Irs amendment form However, if your annuity starting date is after 1986, the total amount of annuity income that is tax free over the years cannot exceed your net cost. Irs amendment form   Each annuitant applies the same exclusion percentage to his or her initial payment called for in the contract. Irs amendment form Step 5. Irs amendment form   Multiply the tax-free part of each payment (step 4) by the number of payments received during the year. Irs amendment form This will give you the tax-free part of the total payment for the year. Irs amendment form    In the first year of your annuity, your first payment or part of your first payment may be for a fraction of the payment period. Irs amendment form This fractional amount is multiplied by your exclusion percentage to get the tax-free part. Irs amendment form Step 6. Irs amendment form   Subtract the tax-free part from the total payment you received. Irs amendment form The rest is the taxable part of your pension or annuity. Irs amendment form Example 1. Irs amendment form You purchased an annuity with an investment in the contract of $10,800. Irs amendment form Under its terms, the annuity will pay you $100 a month for life. Irs amendment form The multiple for your age (age 65) is 20. Irs amendment form 0 as shown in Table V. Irs amendment form Your expected return is $24,000 (20 × 12 × $100). Irs amendment form Your cost of $10,800, divided by your expected return of $24,000, equals 45. Irs amendment form 0%. Irs amendment form This is the percentage you will not have to include in income. Irs amendment form Each year, until your net cost is recovered, $540 (45% of $1,200) will be tax free and you will include $660 ($1,200 − $540) in your income. Irs amendment form If you had received only six payments of $100 ($600) during the year, your exclusion would have been $270 (45% of $100 × 6 payments). Irs amendment form Example 2. Irs amendment form Gerald bought a joint and survivor annuity. Irs amendment form Gerald's investment in the contract is $62,712 and the expected return is $121,200. Irs amendment form The exclusion percentage is 51. Irs amendment form 7% ($62,712 ÷ $121,200). Irs amendment form Gerald will receive $500 a month ($6,000 a year). Irs amendment form Each year, until his net cost is recovered, $3,102 (51. Irs amendment form 7% of his total payments received of $6,000) will be tax free and $2,898 ($6,000 − $3,102) will be included in his income. Irs amendment form If Gerald dies, his wife will receive $350 a month ($4,200 a year). Irs amendment form If Gerald had not recovered all of his net cost before his death, his wife will use the same exclusion percentage (51. Irs amendment form 7%). Irs amendment form Each year, until the entire net cost is recovered, his wife will receive $2,171. Irs amendment form 40 (51. Irs amendment form 7% of her payments received of $4,200) tax free. Irs amendment form She will include $2,028. Irs amendment form 60 ($4,200 − $2,171. Irs amendment form 40) in her income tax return. Irs amendment form Example 3. Irs amendment form Using the same facts as Example 2 under Different payments to survivor, you are to receive an annual annuity of $4,800 until you die or remarry. Irs amendment form Your two daughters each receive annual annuities of $1,800 until they reach age 18. Irs amendment form Your husband contributed $25,576 to the plan. Irs amendment form You are eligible for the $5,000 death benefit exclusion because your husband died before August 21, 1996. Irs amendment form Adjusted Investment in the Contract Contributions $25,576 Plus: Death benefit exclusion 5,000 Adjusted investment in the contract $30,576 The total expected return, as previously figured (in Example 2 under Different payments to survivor), is $169,680. Irs amendment form The exclusion percentage of 18. Irs amendment form 0% ($30,576 ÷ $169,680) applies to the annuity payments you and each of your daughters receive. Irs amendment form Each full year $864 (18. Irs amendment form 0% × $4,800) will be tax free to you, and you must include $3,936 in your income tax return. Irs amendment form Each year, until age 18, $324 (18. Irs amendment form 0% × $1,800) of each of your daughters' payments will be tax free and each must include the balance, $1,476, as income on her own income tax return. Irs amendment form Part-year payments. Irs amendment form   If you receive payments for only part of a year, apply the exclusion percentage to the first regular periodic payment, and multiply the result by the number of payments received during the year. Irs amendment form   If you receive amounts during the year that represent 12 payments, one for each month in that year, and an amount that represents payments for months in a prior year, apply the exclusion percentage to the first regular periodic payment, and multiply the result by the number of payments the amounts received represent. Irs amendment form For instance, if you received amounts during the year that represent the 12 payments for that year plus an amount that represents three payments for a prior year, multiply that amount by the 15 (12 + 3) payments received that the year. Irs amendment form   If you received a fractional payment, follow Step 5, discussed earlier. Irs amendment form This gives you the tax-free part of your total payment. Irs amendment form Example. Irs amendment form On September 28, Mary bought an annuity contract for $22,050 that will give her $125 a month for life, beginning October 30. Irs amendment form The applicable multiple from Table V is 23. Irs amendment form 3 (age 61). Irs amendment form Her expected return is $34,950 ($125 × 12 × 23. Irs amendment form 3). Irs amendment form Mary's investment in the contract of $22,050, divided by her expected return of $34,950, equals 63. Irs amendment form 1%. Irs amendment form Each payment received will consist of 63. Irs amendment form 1% return of cost and 36. Irs amendment form 9% taxable income, until her net cost of the contract is fully recovered. Irs amendment form During the first year, Mary received three payments of $125, or $375, of which $236. Irs amendment form 63 (63. Irs amendment form 1% × $375) is a return of cost. Irs amendment form The remaining $138. Irs amendment form 37 is included in income. Irs amendment form Increase in annuity payments. Irs amendment form   The tax-free amount remains the same as the amount figured at the annuity starting date, even if the payment increases. Irs amendment form All increases in the installment payments are fully taxable. Irs amendment form   However, if your annuity payments are scheduled to increase at a definite date in the future you must figure the expected return for that annuity using the method described in section 1. Irs amendment form 72-5(a)(5) of the regulations. Irs amendment form Example. Irs amendment form Joe's wife died while she was still employed and, as her beneficiary, he began receiving an annuity of $147 per month. Irs amendment form In figuring the taxable part, Joe elects to use Tables V through VIII. Irs amendment form The cost of the contract was $7,938, consisting of the sum of his wife's net contributions, adjusted for any refund feature. Irs amendment form His expected return as of the annuity starting date is $35,280 (age 65, multiple of 20. Irs amendment form 0 × $1,764 annual payment). Irs amendment form The exclusion percentage is $7,938 ÷ $35,280, or 22. Irs amendment form 5%. Irs amendment form During the year he received 11 monthly payments of $147, or $1,617. Irs amendment form Of this amount, 22. Irs amendment form 5% × $147 × 11 ($363. Irs amendment form 83) is tax free as a return of cost and the balance of $1,253. Irs amendment form 17 is taxable. Irs amendment form Later, because of a cost-of-living increase, his annuity payment was increased to $166 per month, or $1,992 a year (12 × $166). Irs amendment form The tax-free part is still only 22. Irs amendment form 5% of the annuity payments as of the annuity starting date (22. Irs amendment form 5% × $147 × 12 = $396. Irs amendment form 90 for a full year). Irs amendment form The increase of $228 ($1,992 − $1,764 (12 × $147)) is fully taxable. Irs amendment form Variable annuities. Irs amendment form   For variable annuity payments, figure the amount of each payment that is tax free by dividing your investment in the contract (adjusted for any refund feature) by the total number of periodic payments you expect to get under the contract. Irs amendment form   If the annuity is for a definite period, you determine the total number of payments by multiplying the number of payments to be made each year by the number of years you will receive payments. Irs amendment form If the annuity is for life, you determine the total number of payments by using a multiple from the appropriate actuarial table. Irs amendment form Example. Irs amendment form Frank purchased a variable annuity at age 65. Irs amendment form The total cost of the contract was $12,000. Irs amendment form The annuity starting date is January 1 of the year of purchase. Irs amendment form His annuity will be paid, starting July 1, in variable annual installments for his life. Irs amendment form The tax-free amount of each payment, until he has recovered his cost of his contract, is: Investment in the contract $12,000 Number of expected annual payments (multiple for age 65 from Table V) 20 Tax-free amount of each payment ($12,000 ÷ 20) $600 If Frank's first payment is $920, he includes only $320 ($920 − $600) in his gross income. Irs amendment form   If the tax-free amount for a year is more than the payments you receive in that year, you may choose, when you receive the next payment, to refigure the tax-free part. Irs amendment form Divide the amount of the periodic tax-free part that is more than the payment you received by the remaining number of payments you expect. Irs amendment form The result is added to the previously figured periodic tax-free part. Irs amendment form The sum is the amount of each future payment that will be tax free. Irs amendment form Example. Irs amendment form Using the facts of the previous example about Frank, assume that after Frank's $920 payment, he received $500 in the following year, and $1,200 in the year after that. Irs amendment form Frank does not pay tax on the $500 (second year) payment because $600 of each annual pension payment is tax free. Irs amendment form Since the $500 payment is less than the $600 annual tax-free amount, he may choose to refigure his tax-free part when he receives his $1,200 (third year) payment, as follows: Amount tax free in second year $600. Irs amendment form 00 Amount received in second year 500. Irs amendment form 00 Difference $100. Irs amendment form 00 Number of remaining payments after the first 2 payments (age 67, from Table V) 18. Irs amendment form 4 Amount to be added to previously determined annual tax-free part ($100 ÷ 18. Irs amendment form 4) $5. Irs amendment form 43 Revised annual tax-free part for third and later years ($600 + $5. Irs amendment form 43) $605. Irs amendment form 43 Amount taxable in third year ($1,200 − $605. Irs amendment form 43) $594. Irs amendment form 57 If you choose to refigure your tax-free amount,   you must file a statement with your income tax return stating that you are refiguring the tax-free amount in accordance with the rules of section 1. Irs amendment form 72–4(d)(3) of the Income Tax Regulations. Irs amendment form The statement must also show the following information: The annuity starting date and your age on that date. Irs amendment form The first day of the first period for which you received an annuity payment in the current year. Irs amendment form Your investment in the contract as originally figured. Irs amendment form The total of all amounts received tax free under the annuity from the annuity starting date through the first day of the first period for which you received an annuity payment in the current tax year. Irs amendment form Exclusion Limits Your annuity starting date determines the total amount of annuity income that you can exclude from income over the years. Irs amendment form Exclusion limited to net cost. Irs amendment form   If your annuity starting date is after 1986, the total amount of annuity income that you can exclude over the years as a return of your cost cannot exceed your net cost (figured without any reduction for a refund feature). Irs amendment form This is the unrecovered investment in the contract as of the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form   If your annuity starting date is after July 1, 1986, any unrecovered net cost at your (or last annuitant's) death is allowed as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on the final return of the decedent. Irs amendment form This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Irs amendment form Example 1. Irs amendment form Your annuity starting date is after 1986. Irs amendment form Your total cost is $12,500, and your net cost is $10,000, taking into account certain adjustments. Irs amendment form There is no refund feature. Irs amendment form Your monthly annuity payment is $833. Irs amendment form 33. Irs amendment form Your exclusion ratio is 12% and you exclude $100 a month. Irs amendment form Your exclusion ends after 100 months, when you have excluded your net cost of $10,000. Irs amendment form Thereafter, your annuity payments are fully taxable. Irs amendment form Example 2. Irs amendment form The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that there is a refund feature, and you die after 5 years with no surviving annuitant. Irs amendment form The adjustment for the refund feature is $1,000, so the investment in the contract is $9,000. Irs amendment form The exclusion ratio is 10. Irs amendment form 8%, and your monthly exclusion is $90. Irs amendment form After 5 years (60 months), you have recovered tax free only $5,400 ($90 x 60). Irs amendment form An itemized deduction for the unrecovered net cost of $4,600 ($10,000 net cost minus $5,400) may be taken on your final income tax return. Irs amendment form Your unrecovered investment is determined without regard to the refund feature adjustment, discussed earlier, under Adjustments. Irs amendment form Exclusion not limited to net cost. Irs amendment form   If your annuity starting date was before 1987, you could continue to take your monthly exclusion for as long as you receive your annuity. Irs amendment form If you choose a joint and survivor annuity, your survivor continues to take the survivor's exclusion figured as of the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form The total exclusion may be more than your investment in the contract. Irs amendment form How To Use Actuarial Tables In figuring, under the General Rule, the taxable part of your annuity payments that you are to get for the rest of your life (rather than for a fixed number of years), you must use one or more of the actuarial tables in this publication. Irs amendment form Unisex Annuity Tables Effective July 1, 1986, the Internal Revenue Service adopted new annuity Tables V through VIII, in which your sex is not considered when determining the applicable factor. Irs amendment form These tables correspond to the old Tables I through IV. Irs amendment form In general, Tables V through VIII must be used if you made contributions to the retirement plan after June 30, 1986. Irs amendment form If you made no contributions to the plan after June 30, 1986, generally you must use only Tables I through IV. Irs amendment form However, if you received an annuity payment after June 30, 1986, you may elect to use Tables V through VIII (see Annuity received after June 30, 1986, later). Irs amendment form Special Elections Although you generally must use Tables V through VIII if you made contributions to the retirement plan after June 30, 1986, and Tables I through IV if you made no contributions after June 30, 1986, you can make the following special elections to select which tables to use. Irs amendment form Contributions made both before July 1986 and after June 1986. Irs amendment form   If you made contributions to the retirement plan both before July 1986 and after June 1986, you may elect to use Tables I through IV for the pre-July 1986 cost of the contract, and Tables V through VIII for the post-June 1986 cost. Irs amendment form (See the examples below. Irs amendment form )    Making the election. Irs amendment form Attach this statement to your income tax return for the first year in which you receive an annuity:    “I elect to apply the provisions of paragraph (d) of section 1. Irs amendment form 72–6 of the Income Tax Regulations. Irs amendment form ”   The statement must also include your name, address, social security number, and the amount of the pre-July 1986 investment in the contract. Irs amendment form   If your investment in the contract includes post-June 1986 contributions to the plan, and you do not make the election to use Tables I through IV and Tables V through VIII, then you can only use Tables V through VIII in figuring the taxable part of your annuity. Irs amendment form You must also use Tables V through VIII if you are unable or do not wish to determine the portions of your contributions which were made before July 1, 1986, and after June 30, 1986. Irs amendment form    Advantages of election. Irs amendment form In general, a lesser amount of each annual annuity payment is taxable if you separately figure your exclusion ratio for pre-July 1986 and post-June 1986 contributions. Irs amendment form    If you intend to make this election, save your records that substantiate your pre-July 1986 and post-June 1986 contributions. Irs amendment form If the death benefit exclusion applies (see discussion, earlier), you do not have to apportion it between the pre-July 1986 and the post-June 1986 investment in the contract. Irs amendment form   The following examples illustrate the separate computations required if you elect to use Tables I through IV for your pre-July 1986 investment in the contract and Tables V through VIII for your post-June 1986 investment in the contract. Irs amendment form Example 1. Irs amendment form Bill, who is single, contributed $42,000 to the retirement plan and will receive an annual annuity of $24,000 for life. Irs amendment form Payment of the $42,000 contribution is guaranteed under a refund feature. Irs amendment form Bill is 55 years old as of the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form For figuring the taxable part of Bill's annuity, he chose to make separate computations for his pre-July 1986 investment in the contract of $41,300, and for his post-June 1986 investment in the contract of $700. Irs amendment form       Pre- July 1986   Post- June 1986 A. Irs amendment form Adjustment for refund feature         1) Net cost $41,300   $700   2) Annual annuity—$24,000  ($41,300/$42,000 × $24,000) $23,600       ($700/$42,000 × $24,000)     $400   3) Guarantee under contract $41,300   $700   4) No. Irs amendment form of years payments  guaranteed (rounded), A(3) ÷ A(2) 2   2   5) Applicable percentage from  Tables III and VII 1%   0%   6) Adjustment for value of refund  feature, A(5) × smaller of A(1)  or A(3) $413   $0 B. Irs amendment form Investment in the contract         1) Net cost $41,300   $700   2) Minus: Amount in A(6) 413   0   3) Investment in the contract $40,887   $700 C. Irs amendment form Expected return         1) Annual annuity receivable $24,000   $24,000   2) Multiples from Tables I and V 21. Irs amendment form 7   28. Irs amendment form 6   3) Expected return, C(1) × C(2) $520,800   $686,400 D. Irs amendment form Tax-free part of annuity         1) Exclusion ratio as decimal,  B(3) ÷ C(3) . Irs amendment form 079   . Irs amendment form 001   2) Tax-free part, C(1) × D(1) $1,896   $24 The tax-free part of Bill's total annuity is $1,920 ($1,896 plus $24). Irs amendment form The taxable part of his annuity is $22,080 ($24,000 minus $1,920). Irs amendment form If the annuity starting date is after 1986, the exclusion over the years cannot exceed the net cost (figured without any reduction for a refund feature). Irs amendment form Example 2. Irs amendment form Al is age 62 at his nearest birthday to the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form Al's wife is age 60 at her nearest birthday to the annuity starting date. Irs amendment form The joint and survivor annuity pays $1,000 per month to Al for life, and $500 per month to Al's surviving wife after his death. Irs amendment form The pre-July 1986 investment in the contract is $53,100 and the post-June 1986 investment in the contract is $7,000. Irs amendment form Al makes the election described in Example 1 . Irs amendment form For purposes of this example, assume the refund feature adjustment is zero. Irs amendment form If an adjustment is required, IRS will figure the amount. Irs amendment form See Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity near the end of this publication. Irs amendment form       Pre-  July 1986   Post-  June 1986 A. Irs amendment form Adjustment for refund feature         1) Net cost $53,100   $7,000   2) Annual annuity—$12,000  ($53,100/$60,100 × $12,000) $10,602       ($7,000/$60,100 × $12,000)     $1,398   3) Guaranteed under the contract $53,100   $7,000   4) Number of years guaranteed,  rounded, A(3) ÷ A(2) 5   5   5) Applicable percentages 0%   0%   6) Refund feature adjustment, A(5) × smaller of A(1) or A(3) 0   0 B. Irs amendment form Investment in the contract         1) Net cost $53,100   $7,000   2) Refund feature adjustment 0   0   3) Investment in the contract adjusted for refund feature $53,100   $7,000 C. Irs amendment form Expected return         1) Multiple for both annuitants from Tables II and VI 25. Irs amendment form 4   28. Irs amendment form 8   2) Multiple for first annuitant from Tables I and V 16. Irs amendment form 9   22. Irs amendment form 5   3) Multiple applicable to surviving annuitant, subtract C(2) from C(1) 8. Irs amendment form 5   6. Irs amendment form 3   4) Annual annuity to surviving annuitant $6,000   $6,000   5) Portion of expected return for surviving annuitant, C(4) × C(3) $51,000   $37,800   6) Annual annuity to first annuitant $12,000   $12,000   7) Plus: Portion of expected return for first annuitant, C(6) × C(2) $202,800   $270,000   8) Expected return for both annuitants, C(5) + C(7) $253,800   $307,800 D. Irs amendment form Tax-free part of annuity         1) Exclusion ratio as a decimal, B(3) ÷ C(8) . Irs amendment form 209   . Irs amendment form 023   2) Retiree's tax-free part of annuity, C(6) × D(1) $2,508   $276   3) Survivor's tax-free part of annuity, C(4) × D(1) $1,254   $138 The tax-free part of Al's total annuity is $2,784 ($2,508 + $276). Irs amendment form The taxable part of his annuity is $9,216 ($12,000 − $2,784). Irs amendment form The exclusion over the years cannot exceed the net cost of the contract (figured without any reduction for a refund feature) if the annuity starting date is after 1986. Irs amendment form After Al's death, his widow will apply the same exclusion percentages (20. Irs amendment form 9% and 2. Irs amendment form 3%) to her annual annuity of $6,000 to figure the tax-free part of her annuity. Irs amendment form Annuity received after June 30, 1986. Irs amendment form   If you receive an annuity payment after June 30, 1986, (regardless of your annuity starting date), you may elect to treat the entire cost of the contract as post-June 1986 cost (even if you made no post-June 1986 contributions to the plan) and use Tables V through VIII. Irs amendment form Once made, you cannot revoke the election, which will apply to all payments during the year and in any later year. Irs amendment form    Make the election by attaching the following statement to your income tax return. Irs amendment form    “I elect, under section 1. Irs amendment form 72–9 of the Income Tax Regulations, to treat my entire cost of the contract as a post-June 1986 cost of the plan. Irs amendment form ”   The statement must also include your name, address, and social security number. Irs amendment form   You should also indicate you are making this election if you are unable or do not wish to determine the parts of your contributions which were made before July 1, 1986, and after June 30, 1986. Irs amendment form Disqualifying form of payment or settlement. Irs amendment form   If your annuity starting date is after June 30, 1986, and the contract provides for a disqualifying form of payment or settlement, such as an option to receive a lump sum in full discharge of the obligation under the contract, the entire investment in the contract is treated as post-June 1986 investment in the contract. Irs amendment form See regulations section 1. Irs amendment form 72–6(d)(3) for additional examples of disqualifying forms of payment or settlement. Irs amendment form You can find the Income Tax Regulations in many libraries and at Internal Revenue Service Offices. Irs amendment form Worksheets for Determining Taxable Annuity Worksheets I and II. Irs amendment form   Worksheets I and II follow for determining your taxable annuity under Regulations Section 1. Irs amendment form 72–6(d)(6) Election. Irs amendment form Worksheet I For Determining Taxable Annuity Under Regulations Section 1. Irs amendment form 72-6(d)(6) Election For Single Annuitant With No Survivor Annuity               Pre-July 1986   Post-June 1986 A. Irs amendment form   Refund Feature Adjustment             1)   Net cost (total cost less returned premiums, dividends, etc. Irs amendment form )             2)   Annual annuity allocation:                   Portion of net cost in A(1) x annual annuity                   Net cost             3)   Guaranteed under the contract             4)   Number of years guaranteed, rounded to whole years:                   A(3) divided by A(2)             5)   Applicable percentages* from Tables III and VII                   *If your annuity meets the three conditions listed in Zero value of refund feature in Investment in the Contract, earlier, both percentages are 0. Irs amendment form If not, the IRS will calculate the refund feature percentage. Irs amendment form             6)   Refund feature adjustment:                   A(5) times lesser of A(1) or A(3)                             B. Irs amendment form   Investment in the Contract             1)   Net cost:                   A(1)             2)   Refund feature adjustment:                   A(6)             3)   Investment in the contract adjusted for refund feature:                   B(1) minus B(2)                             C. Irs amendment form   Expected Return             1)   Annual Annuity:                   12 times monthly annuity**             2)   Expected return multiples from Tables I and V             3)     Expected return:                   C(1) times C(2)                             D. Irs amendment form   Tax-Free Part of Annuity             1)     Exclusion ratio, as a decimal rounded to 3 places:                   B(3) divided by C(3)             2)     Tax-free part of annuity:                   C(1) times D(1)             **If the annuity is not paid monthly, figure the amount to enter by using the total number of periodic payments for the year times the amount of the periodic payment. Irs amendment form     Worksheet II For Determining Taxable Annuity Under Regulations Section 1. Irs amendment form 72-6(d)(6) Election For Joint and Survivor Annuity               Pre-July 1986   Post-June 1986 A. Irs amendment form   Refund Feature Adjustment             1)   Net cost (total cost less returned premiums, dividends, etc. Irs amendment form )             2)   Annual annuity allocation:                   Portion of net cost in A(1) x annual annuity                   Net cost             3)   Guaranteed under the contract             4)     Number of years guaranteed, rounded to whole years:                   A(3) divided by A(2)             5)   Applicable percentages*                   *If your annuity meets the three conditions listed in Zero value of refund feature in Investment in the Contract, earlier, both percentages are 0. Irs amendment form If not, the IRS will calculate the refund feature percentage. Irs amendment form             6)   Refund feature adjustment:                   A(5) times lesser of A(1) or A(3)                             B. Irs amendment form   Investment in the Contract             1)   Net cost:                   A(1)             2)   Refund feature adjustment:                   A(6)             3)   Investment in the contract adjusted for refund future:                   B(1) minus B(2)                             C. Irs amendment form   Expected Return             1)   Multiples for both annuitants, Tables II and VI             2)   Multiple for retiree. Irs amendment form Tables I and VI             3)   Multiple for survivor:                   C(1) minus C(2)             4)   Annual annuity to survivor:                   12 times potential monthly rate for survivor**             5)   Expected return for survivor:                   C(3) times C(4)             6)   Annual annuity to retiree:                   12 times monthly rate for retiree**             7)   Expected return for retiree:                   C(2) times C(6)             8)   Total expected return:                   C(5) plus C(7)                             D. 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Irs amendment form Actuarial tables Requesting a Ruling on Taxation of Annuity If you are a retiree, or the survivor of an employee or retiree, you may ask the Internal Revenue Service to help you determine the taxation of your annuity. Irs amendment form If you make this request, you are asking for a ruling. Irs amendment form User fee. Irs amendment form   Under the law in effect at the time this publication went to print, the IRS must charge a user fee for all ruling requests. Irs amendment form You should call the IRS for the proper fee. Irs amendment form A request solely for the value of the refund feature is not treated as a ruling request and requires no fee. Irs amendment form Send your request to:     Internal Revenue Service  Attention: EP Letter Rulings P. Irs amendment form O. Irs amendment form Box 27063 McPherson Station Washington, DC 20038 The user fee is allowed as a miscellaneous itemized deduction, subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Irs amendment form When to make the request. Irs amendment form   Please note that requests sent between February 1 and April 15 may experience some delay. Irs amendment form We process requests in the order received, and we will reply to your request as soon as we can process it. Irs amendment form If you do not receive your ruling by the required filing date, you may use Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Irs amendment form S. Irs amendment form Individual Income Tax Return, to get an extension of time to file. Irs amendment form Information you must furnish. Irs amendment form   You must furnish the information listed below so the IRS can comply with your request. Irs amendment form Failure to furnish the information will result in a delay in processing your request. Irs amendment form Please send only copies of the following documents, as the IRS retains all material sent for its records: A letter explaining the question(s) you wish to have resolved or the information you need from the ruling. Irs amendment form Copies of any documents showing distributions, annuity rates, and annuity options available to you. Irs amendment form A copy of any Form 1099–R you received since your annuity began. Irs amendment form A statement indicating whether you have filed your return for the year for which you are making the request. Irs amendment form If you have requested an extension of time to file that return, please indicate the extension date. Irs amendment form Your daytime phone number. Irs amendment form Your current mailing address. Irs amendment form A power of attorney if someone other than you, an attorney, a certified public accountant, or an enrolled agent is signing this request. Irs amendment form Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, may be used for this purpose. Irs amendment form A completed Tax Information Sheet (or facsimile) shown on the next page. Irs amendment form Sign and date the Disclosure and Perjury Statement (or facsimile) at the end of the tax information sheet. Irs amendment form This statement must be signed by the retiree or the survivor annuitant. Irs amendment form It cannot be signed by a representative. Irs amendment form Tax Information Sheet Please click here for the text description of the image. Irs amendment form Tax Information Sheet Please click here for the text description of the image. Irs amendment form Tax Information Sheet (continued) How To Get Tax Help 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. Irs amendment form Free help with your tax return. Irs amendment form   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Irs amendment form The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Irs amendment form The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs amendment form Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Irs amendment form In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Irs amendment form To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Irs amendment form gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Irs amendment form   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Irs amendment form To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Irs amendment form aarp. Irs amendment form org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Irs amendment form For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Irs amendment form gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Irs amendment form Internet. Irs amendment form    IRS. Irs amendment form gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Irs amendment form Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Irs amendment form Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. Irs amendment form Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Irs amendment form gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Irs amendment form The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Irs amendment form Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. Irs amendment form You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Irs amendment form The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Irs amendment form Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Irs amendment form No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Irs amendment form The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. Irs amendment form When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Irs amendment form New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Irs amendment form  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Irs amendment form gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Irs amendment form You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Irs amendment form The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Irs amendment form 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. Irs amendment form 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. Irs amendment form You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Irs amendment form Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Irs amendment form gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Irs amendment form Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Irs amendment form Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Irs amendment form Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Irs amendment form If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. Irs amendment form Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Irs amendment form gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Irs amendment form You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Irs amendment form It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Irs amendment form Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Irs amendment form gov. Irs amendment form Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Irs amendment form gov for more information. Irs amendment form Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Irs amendment form Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Irs amendment form gov. Irs amendment form Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. Irs amendment form Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Irs amendment form gov. Irs amendment form Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Irs amendment form gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Irs amendment form Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Irs amendment form Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Irs amendment form gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Irs amendment form An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Irs amendment form Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Irs amendment form gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Irs amendment form If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Irs amendment form Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Irs amendment form Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Irs amendment form Go to IRS. Irs amendment form gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Irs amendment form Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Irs amendment form Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Irs amendment form Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Irs amendment form Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Irs amendment form gov and choose from a variety of options. Irs amendment form    Phone. Irs amendment form You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Irs amendment form Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Irs amendment form Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Irs amendment form gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Irs amendment form Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Irs amendment form The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs amendment form Mos
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