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Irs ez form 2013 1. Irs ez form 2013   Application, Approval, and Appeal Procedures Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Application ProceduresForms Required Required Inclusions Miscellaneous Procedures Rulings and Determination LettersEffective Date of Exemption Revocation or Modification of Exemption Appeal ProceduresAppeals Office Consideration EO Technical Consideration Administrative Remedies Appeal to Courts Group Exemption LetterCentral Organization Application Procedure Keeping the Group Exemption Letter in Force Events Causing Loss of Group Exemption Introduction If your organization is one of the organizations described in this publication and is seeking recognition of tax-exempt status from the IRS, you should follow the procedures described in this chapter and the instructions that accompany the appropriate application forms. Irs ez form 2013 For information on section 501(c)(3) organizations, go to Section 501(c)(3) Organizations chapter 3. Irs ez form 2013 If your organization is seeking exemption under one of the other paragraphs of section 501(c), see chapter 4. Irs ez form 2013 Topics - This chapter discusses: Application procedures that generally apply to all organizations discussed in this publication, including the application forms; Rulings and determination letters (approvals/disapprovals); Appeal procedures available if an adverse determination letter is proposed; and Group exemption letters. Irs ez form 2013 Application Procedures Oral requests for recognition of exemption will not be considered by the IRS. Irs ez form 2013 Your application for tax-exempt status must be in writing using the appropriate forms as discussed below. Irs ez form 2013 Forms Required If your organization is seeking recognition of exemption from federal income tax, it must use a specific application prescribed by the IRS in Revenue Procedure 2013–9, sec. Irs ez form 2013 3. Irs ez form 2013 If your organization is a central organization with exempt status, see Group Exemption Letter , later. Irs ez form 2013 All applications must be signed by an authorized individual. Irs ez form 2013 Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption. Irs ez form 2013   File Form 1023 if you are seeking recognition of exemption under section: 501(c)(3) Corporations, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports, or prevention of cruelty for children or animals, 501(e) Cooperative hospital service organization, 501(f) Cooperative service organization of operating educational organizations, 501(k) Certain organizations providing child care, 501(n) Charitable risk pools, and 501(q) Credit counseling organizations. Irs ez form 2013 Form 1024, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(a). Irs ez form 2013    File Form 1024 if you are seeking recognition of exemption under section: 501(c)(2) Title holding corporations, 501(c)(4) Civic leagues, social welfare organizations, 501(c)(5) Labor, agricultural, or horticultural organizations, 501(c)(6) Business leagues, chambers of commerce, etc. Irs ez form 2013 , 501(c)(7) Social clubs, 501(c)(8) Fraternal beneficiary societies, orders, or associations, 501(c)(9) Voluntary employees’ beneficiary associations, 501(c)(10) Domestic fraternal societies, orders, etc. Irs ez form 2013 , 501(c)(12) Benevolent life insurance associations, mutual ditch or irrigation companies, mutual or cooperative telephone companies, 501(c)(13) Cemetery companies, 501(c)(15) Mutual insurance companies or associations, 501(c)(17) Trusts providing for the payment of supplemental unemployment compensation benefits, 501(c)(19) A post, organization, auxiliary unit, etc. Irs ez form 2013 of past or present members of the Armed Forces of the United States, and 501(c)(25) Title holding corporations or trusts. Irs ez form 2013  Form 8718, User Fee for Exempt Organization Determination Letter Request, must also be sent along with Form 1024. Irs ez form 2013 Letter application. Irs ez form 2013   If your organization is seeking recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(11), (14), (16), (18), (21), (22), (23), (26), (27), (28), or (29), submit a letter application with Form 8718. Irs ez form 2013 See Required Inclusions for the information to include with the letter application. Irs ez form 2013 Form 1028. Irs ez form 2013   Use Form 1028 if your organization is a farmers’ cooperative seeking recognition of exemption under section 521. Irs ez form 2013 You must also submit Form 8718. Irs ez form 2013 Form 8871. Irs ez form 2013    Use Form 8871 if you are a political party or campaign committee for a candidate for federal, state or local office seeking to be treated as tax-exempt under section 527. Irs ez form 2013 See Political Organization Income Tax Return , later. Irs ez form 2013    Some organizations do not have to use specific application forms. Irs ez form 2013 The application your organization must use is specified in the chapter in this publication dealing with your kind of organization. Irs ez form 2013 It is also shown in the Organization Reference Chart, later. Irs ez form 2013 Power of attorney. Irs ez form 2013   If your organization expects to be represented by an individual such as an attorney, CPA, officer or other person authorized to practice before the IRS, whether in person or by correspondence, you must file a Form 2848 with your exemption application. Irs ez form 2013 The power of attorney must specifically authorize an individual to represent your organization. Irs ez form 2013 You cannot name an organization, firm, etc. Irs ez form 2013 as your representative. Irs ez form 2013 Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, can be used for this purpose. Irs ez form 2013 The categories of individuals who can represent you before the IRS are listed on the form. Irs ez form 2013 Non-exemption for terrorist organizations. Irs ez form 2013   An organization that is identified or designated as a terrorist organization within the meaning of section 501(p)(2) is not eligible to apply for recognition of exemption. Irs ez form 2013 User fee. Irs ez form 2013   The law requires the payment of a user fee for determination letter requests such as your application for recognition of tax-exempt status. Irs ez form 2013 If you are filing Form 1023, user fee information is included in Part XI. Irs ez form 2013 If you are required to apply for recognition of exemption by submitting Form 1024, a letter application, etc. Irs ez form 2013 and you must pay a user fee, you should use Form 8718 to figure the amount of your user fee and to pay it. Irs ez form 2013 Your payment must accompany your request. Irs ez form 2013 The IRS will not process a request unless the fee has been paid. Irs ez form 2013    For the current user fee amount and processing time for applications go to IRS. Irs ez form 2013 gov and select “Charities and Non-Profits” from the buttons near the top. Irs ez form 2013 Then select the underlined link “How to Apply To Be Tax-Exempt” for the latest user fees or I want to check the status of my application for more information. Irs ez form 2013 You can also call 1-877-829-5500. Irs ez form 2013 Required Inclusions Employer identification number (EIN). Irs ez form 2013   Every exempt organization must have an EIN, whether or not it has any employees. Irs ez form 2013 An EIN is required before an exemption application is submitted. Irs ez form 2013 Information on how to apply for an EIN by using one of the following methods can be found at Employer ID Numbers (EIN): Online— This is the preferred method for requesting an EIN. Irs ez form 2013 The EIN is issued immediately once the application information is validated. Irs ez form 2013 By telephone at 1-800-829-4933, from 7:00 a. Irs ez form 2013 m. Irs ez form 2013 to 7:00 p. Irs ez form 2013 m. Irs ez form 2013 local time, Monday through Friday. Irs ez form 2013 The EIN is provided over the phone to an authorized individual. Irs ez form 2013 By mailing or faxing Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number. Irs ez form 2013 If the faxed Form SS-4 includes the taxpayer's fax number, a fax will be sent back with the EIN within four (4) business days. Irs ez form 2013    Use only one method for each entity so you do not receive more than one EIN for an entity. Irs ez form 2013   If you previously applied for an EIN and have not yet received it, or you are unsure whether you have an EIN, please call our toll-free customer account services number, 1-877-829-5500, for assistance. Irs ez form 2013 Organizing documents. Irs ez form 2013   Your application should include a copy of the organizing or enabling document that is signed by a principal officer or is accompanied by a written declaration signed by an authorized individual certifying that the document is a complete and accurate copy of the original or meets the requirements of a conformed copy. Irs ez form 2013   If your organizing or enabling document are articles of incorporation, include evidence that it was filed and approved by a state official. Irs ez form 2013 (For example, a stamped “Filed” copy dated by the Secretary of State is prima facie evidence that it was filed and approved by a state official. Irs ez form 2013 ) A copy of the articles of incorporation can also be submitted with a written declaration signed by an authorized individual indicating the copy is complete and was filed and approved by the state, including the date filed. Irs ez form 2013 Bylaws. Irs ez form 2013   Bylaws alone are not organizing documents. Irs ez form 2013 However, if your organization has adopted bylaws, include a current copy. Irs ez form 2013 The bylaws need not be signed if submitted as an attachment. Irs ez form 2013   If your organization's name has been officially changed by an amendment to your organizing instruments, you should also attach a conformed copy of that amendment to your application. Irs ez form 2013    Bylaws may be considered an organizing document only if they are properly structured (includes name, purpose, signatures, and intent to form an organization). Irs ez form 2013 Conformed copy. Irs ez form 2013   A conformed copy is a copy that agrees with the original and all amendments to it. Irs ez form 2013 If the original document required a signature, the copy should either be signed by a principal officer or, if not signed, be accompanied by a written declaration signed by an authorized officer of the organization. Irs ez form 2013 With either option, the officer must certify that the document is a complete and accurate copy of the original. Irs ez form 2013 A certificate of incorporation should be approved and dated by an appropriate state official. Irs ez form 2013 Attachments. Irs ez form 2013    When submitting attachments, every attachment should show your organization's name and EIN. Irs ez form 2013 It should also state that it is an attachment to your application form and identify the part and line item number to which it applies. Irs ez form 2013 Original documents. Irs ez form 2013   Do not submit original documents because they become part of the IRS file and cannot be returned. Irs ez form 2013 Description of activities. Irs ez form 2013   Your application must include a full description of the proposed activities of your organization, including each of the fundraising activities of a section 501(c)(3) organization and a narrative description of anticipated receipts and contemplated expenditures. Irs ez form 2013 When describing the activities in which your organization expects to engage, you must include the standards, criteria, procedures, or other means that your organization adopted or planned for carrying out those activities. Irs ez form 2013   To determine the information you need to provide, you should study the part of this publication that applies to your organization. Irs ez form 2013 The appropriate chapter will describe the purposes and activities that your organization must pursue, engage in, and include in your application in order to achieve exempt status. Irs ez form 2013   Often, your organization's articles of organization (or other organizing instruments) contain descriptions of your organization's purposes and activities. Irs ez form 2013   Your application should describe completely and in detail your past, present, and planned activities. Irs ez form 2013 Financial data. Irs ez form 2013   You must include in your application financial statements showing your receipts and expenditures and a balance sheet for the current year and the 3 preceding years (or for the number of years your organization was in existence, if less than 4 years). Irs ez form 2013 For each accounting period, you must describe the sources of your receipts and the nature of your expenditures. Irs ez form 2013   If you have not yet begun operations, or have operated for less than 1 year, a proposed budget for 2 full accounting periods and a current statement of assets and liabilities will be acceptable. Irs ez form 2013 Exempt status established in application. Irs ez form 2013   If your application and its supporting documents show that your organization meets the requirements for tax-exempt status under the Code section you applied, the IRS will issue a favorable determination letter or ruling. Irs ez form 2013 Miscellaneous Procedures To help in processing your application, be sure to attach all schedules, statements, and other documents required by the application form. Irs ez form 2013 If you do not attach them, you may have to resubmit your application or you may otherwise encounter a delay in processing your application. Irs ez form 2013 Incomplete application. Irs ez form 2013   If an application is not complete and does not contain all the required attachments found under Required Inclusions, the IRS may return it to you for completion. Irs ez form 2013 The IRS may keep the application and send a letter requesting the missing information if most of the information has been received. Irs ez form 2013   If the IRS returns the application or requests additional information from you, that application will be considered filed on the date the substantially completed application is postmarked, or if no postmark, received at the IRS. Irs ez form 2013   Generally, the user fee will not be refunded if an incomplete application is filed. Irs ez form 2013   Additional information may be requested if necessary to clarify the nature of your organization. Irs ez form 2013 Application made under wrong paragraph of section 501(c). Irs ez form 2013   Occasionally, an organization appears to qualify for exemption under a paragraph of section 501(c) that is different from the one for which the organization applied. Irs ez form 2013 If the application was made on Form 1024, which applies to more than one paragraph of section 501(c), the organization can be recognized as exempt under any paragraph to which the form applies if the organization has agreed to have its application considered under that paragraph. Irs ez form 2013 It must also supply any additional information required for the application under the new paragraph. Irs ez form 2013 Different application form needed. Irs ez form 2013   If a different application form is required for your organization, the IRS will so advise your organization and will provide the appropriate application form for your convenience in reapplying under that paragraph, if you wish to do so. Irs ez form 2013 Although supporting information previously furnished need not be duplicated, you must provide any necessary additional information required for the application. Irs ez form 2013 If your reply is not received within a limited time, your application will be processed only for the paragraph under which you originally applied. Irs ez form 2013   When a specific application form is needed for the paragraph under which your organization qualifies, that form is required before a letter recognizing exemption can be issued. Irs ez form 2013 This includes cases in which a determination letter is modified to recognize an organization's exempt status under a paragraph other than the paragraph under which it originally established exemption. Irs ez form 2013 IRS responses. Irs ez form 2013   Organizations that submit a complete application will receive an acknowledgment from the IRS. Irs ez form 2013 Others will receive a letter requesting more information or returning an incomplete application. Irs ez form 2013 Applicants also will be notified if the application is forwarded to EO Technical Office for consideration. Irs ez form 2013 These letters will be sent out as soon as possible after receipt of the organization's application. Irs ez form 2013 Withdrawal of application. Irs ez form 2013   An application may be withdrawn at any time before the issuance of a ruling or determination letter upon the written request of a principal officer or authorized representative of your organization. Irs ez form 2013 However, the withdrawal will not prevent the information contained in the application from being used by the IRS in any subsequent examination of your organization's returns. Irs ez form 2013 The information forwarded with an application will not be returned to your organization and, generally, when an application is withdrawn, the user fee paid will not be refunded. Irs ez form 2013 Requests for withholding of information from the public. Irs ez form 2013   The law requires many exempt organizations and private foundations to make their application forms and annual information returns available for public inspection. Irs ez form 2013 The law also requires the IRS to make available for public inspection, in accordance with section 6104 and the related regulations, your approved application for recognition of exemption (including any papers submitted in support of the application) and the ruling or determination letter (discussed later, under Rulings and Determination Letters . Irs ez form 2013 )   Any information submitted in the application or in support of it that relates to any trade secret, patent, process, style of work, or apparatus, upon request, can be withheld from public inspection if the IRS determines that the disclosure of such information would adversely affect the organization. Irs ez form 2013 Your request must: Identify the material to be withheld (the document, page, paragraph, and line) by clearly marking it “Not Subject To Public Inspection. Irs ez form 2013 ” Include the reasons for your organization's position that the information is of the type that can be withheld from public inspection. Irs ez form 2013 Be filed with the office where your organization files the documents in which the material to be withheld is contained. Irs ez form 2013 Where to file. Irs ez form 2013   Send your application for exempt status and Form 8718, (if required) to: Internal Revenue Service PO Box 12192 Covington, KY 41012-0192   Your application will be considered by EO Determinations, who will either issue a favorable determination letter to your organization, issue an adverse determination letter denying the exempt status claimed in the application, or refer the case to the Exempt Organizations Technical Office (EO Technical). Irs ez form 2013    Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination. Irs ez form 2013 You can request miscellaneous determinations under sections 507, 509(a), 4940, 4942, 4945, and 6033 with Form 8940. Irs ez form 2013 Nonexempt charitable trusts also file Form 8940 for an initial determination of section 509(a)(3) status or change to their type. Irs ez form 2013 See Form 8940 and instructions for more information. Irs ez form 2013 Requests other than applications. Irs ez form 2013 Requests other than applications for recognition of exemption or Form 8940 (for example, requests for rulings involving feeder organizations, application of excise taxes to activities of private foundations, taxation of unrelated business income, etc. Irs ez form 2013 ) should be sent to: Internal Revenue Service  Attention: EO Letter Rulings PO Box 27720 McPherson Station Washington, DC 20038 These requests, similar to applications for recognition of exemption previously discussed, must be accompanied by the appropriate user fee. Irs ez form 2013 The schedule for user fees, including those for requests other than applications, can be found in Revenue Procedure 2013-8, 2013-1 I. Irs ez form 2013 R. Irs ez form 2013 B. Irs ez form 2013 237. Irs ez form 2013 Referral to EO Technical. Irs ez form 2013   EO Determinations will refer to EO Technical any exempt organization issue concerning qualification for exemption or foundation status for which there is no published precedent or for which there is reason to believe that nonuniformity exists. Irs ez form 2013 EO Determinations can request technical advice on any technical or procedural question that cannot be resolved on the basis of law, regulations, or a clearly applicable revenue ruling or other published precedent. Irs ez form 2013 An organization can request that an issue be referred to EO Technical for technical advice if it feels that a lack of uniformity exists as to the disposition of the issue or if an issue is so unusual or complex as to warrant consideration by EO Technical. Irs ez form 2013 If a determination letter is issued based on technical advice from EO Technical regarding qualification for exemption or foundation status, no further administrative appeal is available on the issue that was the subject of technical advice. Irs ez form 2013 Reminder. Irs ez form 2013   The law requires payment of a user fee for determination letter requests. Irs ez form 2013 Go to IRS. Irs ez form 2013 gov/Charities and select Current User Fees-Exempt Organizations to find the required payment. Irs ez form 2013 Payment must accompany each request. Irs ez form 2013 Rulings and Determination Letters Elimination of the advance public charity status. Irs ez form 2013   New regulations eliminate the advance ruling process for a section 501(c)(3) organization. Irs ez form 2013 Under the new regulations, a new section 501(c)(3) organization will be classified as a publicly supported organization and not a private foundation if it can show when it applies for tax-exempt status that it reasonably can be expected to be publicly supported. Irs ez form 2013 The new rules no longer require the organization to file Form 8734, Support Schedule for Advance Ruling Period, after completing its first 5 tax years. Irs ez form 2013 See Elimination of the Advance Ruling Process . Irs ez form 2013 An organization must describe fully the activities in which it expects to engage. Irs ez form 2013 This includes standards, procedures, or other means adopted or planned by the organization for carrying out its activities, expected sources of funds, and the nature of its contemplated expenses. Irs ez form 2013 When an organization does not supply the information previously mentioned under Application Procedures , or fails to furnish a sufficiently detailed description of its proposed activities to permit a conclusion that it will clearly be exempt, a proposed adverse determination letter or ruling may be issued. Irs ez form 2013 Adverse determination. Irs ez form 2013   A proposed adverse ruling or determination letter will be issued to an organization that has not provided sufficiently detailed information to establish that it qualifies for exemption or if the information provided establishes that it does not qualify for exemption. Irs ez form 2013 An organization can appeal a proposed adverse ruling or determination letter. Irs ez form 2013 See Appeal Procedures , later. Irs ez form 2013 Effective Date of Exemption A ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption is usually effective as of the date of formation of an organization if, during the period before the date of the ruling or determination letter, its purposes and activities were those required by the law. Irs ez form 2013 (See Application for Recognition of Exemption in chapter 3 for the special rule for organizations applying for recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3). Irs ez form 2013 ) Upon obtaining recognition of exemption, the organization can file a claim for a refund of income taxes paid for the period for which its exempt status is recognized. Irs ez form 2013 If an organization is required to alter its activities or substantially amend its charter to qualify, the ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption will be effective as of the date specified in the letter. Irs ez form 2013 If a nonsubstantive amendment is made, such as correction of a clerical error in the enabling instrument or the addition of a dissolution clause, exemption will ordinarily be recognized as of the date of formation if the activities of the organization before the ruling or determination are consistent with the exemption requirements. Irs ez form 2013 A ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption cannot be relied on if there is a material change, inconsistent with exemption, in the character, the purpose, or the method of operation of the organization. Irs ez form 2013 Also, a ruling or determination letter cannot be relied on if it is based on any inaccurate material factual representations. Irs ez form 2013 Revocation or Modification of Exemption A ruling or determination letter recognizing exemption may be revoked or modified by: A notice to the organization to which the ruling or determination letter originally was issued, Enactment of legislation or ratification of a tax treaty, A decision of the United States Supreme Court, Issuance of temporary or final regulations, or Issuance of a revenue ruling, a revenue procedure, or other statement published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin or Cumulative Bulletin. Irs ez form 2013 When revocation takes effect. Irs ez form 2013   If the organization omitted or misstated a material fact, operated in a manner materially different from that originally represented, or, with regard to organizations to which section 503 applies, engaged in a prohibited transaction (such as diverting corpus or income from its exempt purpose), the revocation or modification may be retroactive. Irs ez form 2013 Material change in organization. Irs ez form 2013   If there is a material change, inconsistent with exemption, in the character, purpose, or method of operation of the organization, revocation or modification will ordinarily take effect as of the date of that material change. Irs ez form 2013 Relief from retroactivity. Irs ez form 2013   If a ruling or determination letter was issued in error or the IRS changed its position after issuing a letter or ruling, and if section 7805(b) relief is granted, retroactivity of the revocation or modification ordinarily will be limited to a date not earlier than that on which the original ruling or determination letter was modified or revoked. Irs ez form 2013 For more information on requesting section 7805(b) relief, see Revenue Procedure 2013-4, 2013-1 I. Irs ez form 2013 R. Irs ez form 2013 B. Irs ez form 2013 126, sec. Irs ez form 2013 13 (or later update). Irs ez form 2013 Foundations. Irs ez form 2013   The determination of the effective date is the same for the revocation or modification of foundation status or operating foundation status unless the effective date is expressly covered by statute or regulations. Irs ez form 2013 Written notice. Irs ez form 2013   If an EO area manager concludes, as a result of examining an information return or considering information from any other source, that a ruling or determination letter should be revoked or modified, the organization will be advised in writing of the proposed action and the reasons for it. Irs ez form 2013   The organization will also be advised of its right to protest the proposed action by requesting Appeals Office consideration. Irs ez form 2013 The appeal procedures are discussed next. Irs ez form 2013 Appeal Procedures If your organization applies for tax-exempt status and EO Determination decides your organization does not qualify, your organization will be advised of its rights to protest the determination by requesting Appeals Office consideration. Irs ez form 2013 This process does not apply to determinations issued by EO Technical. Irs ez form 2013 Your organization must submit a statement of its views fully explaining its reasoning. Irs ez form 2013 The statement must be submitted within 30 days from the date of the adverse determination letter and must state whether it wishes Appeals Office consideration. Irs ez form 2013 Representation. Irs ez form 2013   A principal officer or trustee can represent an organization at any level of appeal within the IRS. Irs ez form 2013 Also, an attorney, certified public accountant, or individual enrolled to practice before the IRS can represent the organization. Irs ez form 2013   If the organization's representative attends a conference without a principal officer or trustee, the representative must file a proper power of attorney or a tax information authorization before receiving or inspecting confidential information. Irs ez form 2013 Form 2848 or Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization, as appropriate (or any other properly written power of attorney or authorization), can be used for this purpose. Irs ez form 2013 These forms can be obtained from the IRS. Irs ez form 2013 For more information, see Publication 947, Practice Before the IRS and Power of Attorney. Irs ez form 2013 Appeals Office Consideration EO Determinations will consider the statement protesting and appealing (hereinafter appealing) the adverse determination and decide if the information affects its determination. Irs ez form 2013 If the appeal does not provide a basis to reconsider its adverse determination, it will forward the appeal and case file to the Appeals Office. Irs ez form 2013 For more information about the role of the Appeals Office, see Publication 892, Exempt Organization Appeal Procedures for Unagreed Issues. Irs ez form 2013 The appeal should include the following information. Irs ez form 2013 The organization's name, address, daytime telephone number, and employer identification number. Irs ez form 2013 A statement that the organization wants to protest the determination. Irs ez form 2013 A copy of the letter showing the determination you disagree with, or the date and symbols on the determination letter. Irs ez form 2013 A statement of facts supporting the organization's position in any contested factual issue. Irs ez form 2013 A statement outlining the law or other authority the organization is relying on. Irs ez form 2013 A statement as to whether a conference at the Appeals Office is desired. Irs ez form 2013 The statement of facts in item 4 must be declared true under penalties of perjury. Irs ez form 2013 This may be done by adding to the protest the following signed declaration:   “Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined the statement of facts presented in this protest and in any accompanying schedules and statements and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and complete. Irs ez form 2013 ”           Signature. Irs ez form 2013   If the organization's representative submits the appeal, a substitute declaration must be included, stating: That the representative prepared the appeal and accompanying documents, and Whether the representative knows personally that the statements of fact contained in the appeal and accompanying documents are true and correct. Irs ez form 2013 Be sure the appeal contains all of the information requested. Irs ez form 2013 Incomplete appeals will be returned for completion. Irs ez form 2013 If a conference is requested, it will be held at the Appeals Office, unless the organization requests that the meeting be held at a field office convenient to both parties. Irs ez form 2013 The Appeals Office, after considering the organization's appeal as well as information presented in any conference held, will notify the organization of its decision and issue an appropriate determination letter. Irs ez form 2013 An adverse decision can be appealed to the courts (discussed later). Irs ez form 2013 The Appeals Office must request technical advice from EO Technical on any exempt organization issue concerning qualification for exemption or foundation status for which there is no published precedent or for which there is reason to believe that nonuniformity exists. Irs ez form 2013 If an organization believes that its case involves such an issue, it should ask the Appeals Office to request technical advice. Irs ez form 2013 Any determination letter issued on the basis of technical advice from EO Technical cannot be appealed to the Appeals Office for those issues that were the subject of the technical advice from EO Technical. Irs ez form 2013 EO Technical Consideration If an application is referred to EO Technical for issuance of a ruling and an adverse ruling is issued, the organization will be informed of the basis for the conclusion, its right to file a protest within 30 days, and its right to have a conference with EO Technical. Irs ez form 2013 Administrative Remedies In the case of an application under section 501(c)(3), all of the following actions, called administrative remedies, must be completed by your organization before an unfavorable ruling or determination letter from the IRS can be appealed to the courts. Irs ez form 2013 The filing of a substantially completed application Form 1023 or group exemption request under section 501(c)(3) (described earlier in this chapter) or the filing of a request for a determination of foundation status (see Private Foundations and Public Charities in chapter 3). Irs ez form 2013 In the case of a late-filed application, requesting relief under Regulations section 301. Irs ez form 2013 9100 regarding applications for extensions of time for making an election or application for relief from tax (see Application for Recognition of Exemption in chapter 3). Irs ez form 2013 The timely submission of all additional information requested to perfect an exemption application or request for determination of private foundation status. Irs ez form 2013 Exhaustion of all administrative appeals available within the IRS, including protest of an adverse ruling issued by EO Technical in the case of an exemption application. Irs ez form 2013 The actions just described will not be considered completed until the IRS has had a reasonable time to act upon the appeal or protest, as the case may be. Irs ez form 2013 An organization will not be considered to have exhausted its administrative remedies before the earlier of: The completion of the steps just listed and the sending by certified or registered mail of a notice of final determination, or The expiration of the 270-day period in which the IRS has not issued a notice of final determination and the organization has taken, in a timely manner, all reasonable steps to secure a ruling or determination. Irs ez form 2013 270-day period. Irs ez form 2013   The 270-day period will be considered by the IRS to begin on the date a substantially completed Form 1023 or group exemption request is sent to the IRS. Irs ez form 2013 See Application Procedures , earlier, for information needed to complete Form 1023. Irs ez form 2013   If the application does not contain all of the required items, it will not be further processed and may be returned to the applicant for completion. Irs ez form 2013 The 270-day period, in this event, will not be considered as starting until the date the application is remailed to the IRS with the requested information, or, if a postmark is not evident, on the date the IRS receives a substantially completed application. Irs ez form 2013 Appeal to Courts If the IRS issues an unfavorable determination letter or ruling to your organization and you have exhausted all the administrative remedies just discussed, your organization can seek judicial remedies. Irs ez form 2013 For example, if your organization has paid the tax resulting from the adverse determination and met all other statutory prerequisites, it can file suit for a refund in a U. Irs ez form 2013 S. Irs ez form 2013 District Court or the U. Irs ez form 2013 S. Irs ez form 2013 Court of Federal Claims. Irs ez form 2013 Or, if your organization elected not to pay the tax deficiency resulting from the adverse determination and met all other statutory prerequisites, it can file suit for a redetermination of the tax deficiencies in the United States Tax Court. Irs ez form 2013 For more information on these types of suits, get Publication 556, Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund. Irs ez form 2013 In certain situations, your organization can file suit for a declaratory judgment in the U. Irs ez form 2013 S. Irs ez form 2013 District Court for the District of Columbia, the U. Irs ez form 2013 S. Irs ez form 2013 Court of Federal Claims, or the U. Irs ez form 2013 S. Irs ez form 2013 Tax Court. Irs ez form 2013 This remedy is available if your organization received an adverse notice of final determination, or if the IRS failed to make a timely determination on your initial or continuing qualification or classification as an exempt organization. Irs ez form 2013 However, your exempt status claim must be as: An organization qualifying under section 501(c)(3), An organization to which a deduction for a contribution is allowed under section 170(c)(2), An organization that is a private foundation under section 509(a), A private operating foundation under section 4942(j)(3), or A cooperative organization that is exempt from tax under section 521. Irs ez form 2013 Adverse notice of final determination. Irs ez form 2013   The adverse notice of final determination referred to above is a ruling or determination letter sent by certified or registered mail holding that your organization: Is not described in section 501(c)(3) or section 170(c)(2), Is a private foundation as defined in section 4942(j)(3), or Is a public charity described in a part of section 509(a) or section 170(b)(1)(A) other than the part under which your organization requested classification. Irs ez form 2013 Favorable court rulings - IRS procedure. Irs ez form 2013   If a suit results in a final determination that your organization is exempt from tax, the IRS will issue a favorable ruling or determination letter, provided your organization has filed an application for exemption and submitted a statement that the underlying facts and applicable law are the same as in the period considered by the court. Irs ez form 2013 Group Exemption Letter A group exemption letter is a ruling or determination letter issued to a central organization recognizing on a group basis the exemption under section 501(c) of subordinate organizations on whose behalf the central organization has applied for recognition of exemption. Irs ez form 2013 A central organization is an organization that has one or more subordinates under its general supervision or control. Irs ez form 2013 A subordinate organization is a chapter, local, post, or unit of a central organization. Irs ez form 2013 A central organization may be a subordinate itself, such as a state organization that has subordinate units and is itself affiliated with a national (central) organization. Irs ez form 2013 A subordinate organization may or may not be incorporated, but it must have an organizing document. Irs ez form 2013 A subordinate that is organized and operated in a foreign country cannot be included in a group exemption letter. Irs ez form 2013 A subordinate described in section 501(c)(3) cannot be included in a group exemption letter if it is a private foundation described in section 509(a). Irs ez form 2013 If your organization is a subordinate controlled by a central organization (for example, a church, a veterans' organization, or a fraternal organization), you should check with the central organization to see if it has been issued a group exemption letter that covers your organization. Irs ez form 2013 If it has, you do not have to file a separate application unless your organization no longer wants to be included in the group exemption letter. Irs ez form 2013 If the group exemption letter does not cover your organization, ask your central organization about being included in the next annual group ruling update that it submits to the IRS. Irs ez form 2013 Central Organization Application Procedure If your organization is a central organization with affiliated subordinates under its control, it can apply for a group exemption letter for its subordinates, provided it has obtained recognition of its own exemption before or concurrently with the group exemption. Irs ez form 2013 You should make the application for such subordinates by letter instead of submitting either Form 1023 or 1024. Irs ez form 2013 This procedure relieves each of the subordinates covered by a group exemption letter from filing its own application. Irs ez form 2013 A central organization obtains its own recognition of exemption by sending its application to the IRS address shown on Form 8718 or Form 1023. Irs ez form 2013 If the central organization has previously obtained recognition of its own exemption, it must indicate its employer identification number and the date of the letter recognizing its exemption. Irs ez form 2013 It need not forward documents already submitted. Irs ez form 2013 However, if it has not already done so, the central organization must submit a copy of any amendment to its governing instruments or internal regulations as well as any information about changes in its character, purposes, or method of operation. Irs ez form 2013 Employer identification number. Irs ez form 2013   The central organization must have an EIN before it submits a completed exemption or group exemption application. Irs ez form 2013 Each subordinate must have its own EIN, even if it has no employees. Irs ez form 2013 When submitting its group exemption application, the central organization must provide an EIN for each subordinate organization. Irs ez form 2013 Information required for subordinate organizations. Irs ez form 2013   In addition to the information required to obtain recognition of its own exemption, the central organization must submit information for those subordinates to be included in the group exemption letter. Irs ez form 2013 The information should be forwarded in a letter signed by a principal officer of the central organization setting forth or including as attachments the following. Irs ez form 2013 Information verifying that the subordinates: Are affiliated with the central organization at the close of its annual accounting period; Are subject to its general supervision or control; Are all eligible to qualify for exemption under the same paragraph of section 501(c), though not necessarily the paragraph under which the central organization itself is exempt; Are not private foundations if the application for a group exemption letter involves section 501(c)(3); Are all on the same accounting period as the central organization if they are to be included in group returns; and Are organizations that have been formed within the 15-month period preceding the date of submission of the group exemption application if they are claiming section 501(c)(3) status and are subject to the requirements of section 508(a) and wish to be recognized as exempt from their dates of creation (a group exemption letter may be issued covering subordinates, one or more of which have not been organized within the 15-month period preceding the date of submission, if all subordinates are willing to be recognized as exempt only from the date of application). Irs ez form 2013 A detailed description of the purposes and activities of the subordinates, including the sources of receipts and the nature of expenditures. Irs ez form 2013 A sample copy of a uniform governing instrument (such as a charter or articles of association) adopted by the subordinates, or, in its absence, copies of representative instruments. Irs ez form 2013 An affirmation to the effect that, to the best of the officer's knowledge, the purposes and activities of the subordinates are as stated in (2) and (3), above. Irs ez form 2013 A statement that each of the subordinates has provided a written authorization to the central organization, signed by an authorized officer of the subordinate, agreeing to be included in the group exemption (see also New 501(c)(3) organizations that want to be included , later in this section). Irs ez form 2013 A list of subordinates to be included in the group exemption letter to which the IRS has issued an outstanding ruling or determination letter relating to exemption. Irs ez form 2013 If the application for a group exemption letter involves section 501(c)(3) and is subject to the provisions of the Code requiring that it give timely notice that it is not a private foundation (see Private Foundations in chapter 3), an affirmation to the effect that, to the best of the officer's knowledge and belief, no subordinate to be included in the group exemption letter is a private foundation as defined in section 509(a). Irs ez form 2013 For each subordinate that is a school claiming exemption under section 501(c)(3), the information required by Revenue Ruling 71-447, 1971-2 C. Irs ez form 2013 B. Irs ez form 2013 230 and Revenue Procedure 75-50, 1975-2 C. Irs ez form 2013 B. Irs ez form 2013 587 (these requirements are fully described in chapter 3, under Private Schools ; see also Schedule B, Form 1023). Irs ez form 2013 For any school affiliated with a church, the information to show that the provisions of Revenue Ruling 75-231, 1975-1 C. Irs ez form 2013 B. Irs ez form 2013 158, have been met. Irs ez form 2013 A list of the names, mailing addresses, actual addresses if different, and EINs of subordinates to be included in the group exemption letter. Irs ez form 2013 A current directory of subordinates may be furnished instead of the list if it includes the required information and if the subordinates not to be included in the group exemption letter are identified. Irs ez form 2013 New 501(c)(3) organizations that want to be included. Irs ez form 2013   A new organization, described in section 501(c)(3), that wants to be included in a group exemption letter must submit its authorization (as explained in item number 5, earlier, under Information required for subordinate organizations ) to the central organization before the end of the 15th month after it was formed in order to satisfy the requirement of section 508(a). Irs ez form 2013 The central organization must also include this subordinate in its next annual submission of information, as discussed later, under Information Required Annually . Irs ez form 2013 Keeping the Group Exemption Letter in Force Continued effectiveness of a group exemption letter is based on the following conditions. Irs ez form 2013 The continued existence of the central organization. Irs ez form 2013 The continued qualification of the central organization for exemption under section 501(c). Irs ez form 2013 The submission by the central organization of the information regarding its subordinate organizations that is required annually (described under Information Required Annually). Irs ez form 2013 The annual filing of an information return (Form 990, for example) by the central organization if required. Irs ez form 2013 The continued effectiveness of a group exemption letter as to a particular subordinate is based on these four conditions, as well as on the continued conformity by the subordinate to the requirements for inclusion in a group exemption letter, the authorization for inclusion, and the annual filing of any required information return for the subordinate. Irs ez form 2013 Information Required Annually To maintain a group exemption letter, the central organization must submit annually, at least 90 days before the close of its annual accounting period, all of the following information. Irs ez form 2013 Information about all changes in the purposes, character, or method of operation of the subordinates included in the group exemption letter. Irs ez form 2013 A separate list (that includes the names, mailing addresses, actual addresses if different, and EINs of the affected subordinates) for each of the three following categories. Irs ez form 2013 Subordinates that have changed their names or addresses during the year. Irs ez form 2013 Subordinates no longer to be included in the group exemption letter because they no longer exist or have disaffiliated from or withdrawn their authorization to the central organization. Irs ez form 2013 Subordinates to be added to the group exemption letter because they are newly organized or affiliated or because they have recently authorized the central organization to include them. Irs ez form 2013 An annotated directory of subordinates will not be accepted for this purpose. Irs ez form 2013 If there were none of the above changes, the central organization must submit a statement to that effect. Irs ez form 2013 The same information about new subordinates that was required in the initial application for group exemption. Irs ez form 2013 (This information is listed in items 1 through 10, under Information required for subordinate organizations. Irs ez form 2013 , earlier. Irs ez form 2013 ) If a new subordinate does not differ in any material respects from the subordinates included in the application for group exemption, however, a statement to this effect may be submitted in lieu of detailed information. Irs ez form 2013 The organization should send this information to:   Ogden Service Center  Mail Stop 6271 Ogden, UT 84404-4749 Submitting the required information annually does not relieve the central organization or any of its subordinates of the duty to submit any other information that may be required by an EO area manager to determine whether the conditions for continued exemption are being met. Irs ez form 2013 Events Causing Loss of Group Exemption A group exemption letter no longer has effect, for either a particular subordinate or the group as a whole, when: The central organization notifies the IRS that it is going out of existence, The central organization notifies the IRS, by its annual submission or otherwise, that any of its subordinates will no longer fulfill the conditions for continued effectiveness, explained earlier, or The IRS notifies the central organization or the affected subordinate that the group exemption letter will no longer have effect for some or all of the group because the conditions for continued effectiveness of a group exemption letter have not been fulfilled. Irs ez form 2013 When notice is given under any of these three conditions, the IRS will no longer recognize the exempt status of the affected subordinates until they file separate applications on their own behalf or the central organization files complete supporting information for their reinclusion in the group exemption at the time of its annual submission. Irs ez form 2013 However, when the notice is given by the IRS and the withdrawal of recognition is based on the failure of the organization to comply with the requirements for recognition of tax-exempt status under the particular subsection of section 501(c), the revocation will ordinarily take effect as of the date of that failure. Irs ez form 2013 The notice, however, will be given only after the appeal procedures described earlier in this chapter are completed. Irs ez form 2013 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Irs ez form 2013 32. Irs ez form 2013   Child and Dependent Care Credit Table of Contents Reminders Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Tests To Claim the CreditQualifying Person Test Earned Income Test Work-Related Expense Test Joint Return Test Provider Identification Test How To Figure the CreditFiguring Total Work-Related Expenses Earned Income Limit Dollar Limit Amount of Credit How To Claim the CreditTax credit not refundable. Irs ez form 2013 Employment Taxes for Household Employers Reminders Taxpayer identification number needed for each qualifying person. Irs ez form 2013  You must include on line 2 of Form 2441 the name and taxpayer identification number (generally the social security number) of each qualifying person. Irs ez form 2013 See Taxpayer identification number under Qualifying Person Test, later. Irs ez form 2013 You may have to pay employment taxes. Irs ez form 2013  If you pay someone to come to your home and care for your dependent or spouse, you may be a household employer who has to pay employment taxes. Irs ez form 2013 Usually, you are not a household employer if the person who cares for your dependent or spouse does so at his or her home or place of business. Irs ez form 2013 See Employment Taxes for Household Employers , later. Irs ez form 2013 Introduction This chapter discusses the credit for child and dependent care expenses and covers the following topics. Irs ez form 2013 Tests you must meet to claim the credit. Irs ez form 2013 How to figure the credit. Irs ez form 2013 How to claim the credit. Irs ez form 2013 Employment taxes you may have to pay as a household employer. Irs ez form 2013 You may be able to claim the credit if you pay someone to care for your dependent who is under age 13 or for your spouse or dependent who is not able to care for himself or herself. Irs ez form 2013 The credit can be up to 35% of your expenses. Irs ez form 2013 To qualify, you must pay these expenses so you can work or look for work. Irs ez form 2013 This credit should not be confused with the child tax credit discussed in chapter 34. Irs ez form 2013 Dependent care benefits. Irs ez form 2013   If you received any dependent care benefits from your employer during the year, you may be able to exclude from your income all or part of them. Irs ez form 2013 You must complete Form 2441, Part III, before you can figure the amount of your credit. Irs ez form 2013 See Dependent Care Benefits under How To Figure the Credit, later. Irs ez form 2013 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses 926 Household Employer's Tax Guide Form (and Instructions) 2441 Child and Dependent Care Expenses Schedule H (Form 1040) Household Employment Taxes W-7 Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number W-10 Dependent Care Provider's Identification and Certification Tests To Claim the Credit To be able to claim the credit for child and dependent care expenses, you must file Form 1040 or Form 1040A, not Form 1040EZ, and meet all the following tests. Irs ez form 2013 The care must be for one or more qualifying persons who are identified on Form 2441. Irs ez form 2013 (See Qualifying Person Test . Irs ez form 2013 ) You (and your spouse if filing jointly) must have earned income during the year. Irs ez form 2013 (However, see Rule for student-spouse or spouse not able to care for self under Earned Income Test, later. Irs ez form 2013 ) You must pay child and dependent care expenses so you (and your spouse if filing jointly) can work or look for work. Irs ez form 2013 (See Work-Related Expense Test , later. Irs ez form 2013 ) You must make payments for child and dependent care to someone you (and your spouse) cannot claim as a dependent. Irs ez form 2013 If you make payments to your child, he or she cannot be your dependent and must be age 19 or older by the end of the year. Irs ez form 2013 You cannot make payments to: Your spouse, or The parent of your qualifying person if your qualifying person is your child and under age 13. Irs ez form 2013 (See Payments to Relatives or Dependents under Work-Related Expense Test, later. Irs ez form 2013 ) Your filing status may be single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. Irs ez form 2013 If you are married, you must file a joint return, unless an exception applies to you. Irs ez form 2013 (See Joint Return Test , later. Irs ez form 2013 ) You must identify the care provider on your tax return. Irs ez form 2013 (See Provider Identification Test , later. Irs ez form 2013 ) If you exclude or deduct dependent care benefits provided by a dependent care benefits plan, the total amount you exclude or deduct must be less than the dollar limit for qualifying expenses (generally, $3,000 if one qualifying person was cared for or $6,000 if two or more qualifying persons were cared for). Irs ez form 2013 (If two or more qualifying persons were cared for, the amount you exclude or deduct will always be less than the dollar limit, since the total amount you can exclude or deduct is limited to $5,000. Irs ez form 2013 See Reduced Dollar Limit under How To Figure the Credit, later. Irs ez form 2013 ) These tests are presented in Figure 32-A and are also explained in detail in this chapter. Irs ez form 2013 Figure 32-A. Irs ez form 2013 Can You Claim the Credit? Please click here for the text description of the image. Irs ez form 2013 Figure 32-A Can You Claim the Credit? Qualifying Person Test Your child and dependent care expenses must be for the care of one or more qualifying persons. Irs ez form 2013 A qualifying person is: Your qualifying child who is your dependent and who was under age 13 when the care was provided (but see Child of divorced or separated parents or parents living apart, later), Your spouse who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself and lived with you for more than half the year, or A person who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself, lived with you for more than half the year, and either: Was your dependent, or Would have been your dependent except that: He or she received gross income of $3,900 or more, He or she filed a joint return, or You, or your spouse if filing jointly, could be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 return. Irs ez form 2013 Dependent defined. Irs ez form 2013   A dependent is a person, other than you or your spouse, for whom you can claim an exemption. Irs ez form 2013 To be your dependent, a person must be your qualifying child (or your qualifying relative). Irs ez form 2013 Qualifying child. Irs ez form 2013   To be your qualifying child, a child must live with you for more than half the year and meet other requirements. Irs ez form 2013 More information. Irs ez form 2013   For more information about who is a dependent or a qualifying child, see chapter 3. Irs ez form 2013 Physically or mentally not able to care for oneself. Irs ez form 2013   Persons who cannot dress, clean, or feed themselves because of physical or mental problems are considered not able to care for themselves. Irs ez form 2013 Also, persons who must have constant attention to prevent them from injuring themselves or others are considered not able to care for themselves. Irs ez form 2013 Person qualifying for part of year. Irs ez form 2013   You determine a person's qualifying status each day. Irs ez form 2013 For example, if the person for whom you pay child and dependent care expenses no longer qualifies on September 16, count only those expenses through September 15. Irs ez form 2013 Also see Yearly limit under Dollar Limit, later. Irs ez form 2013 Birth or death of otherwise qualifying person. Irs ez form 2013   In determining whether a person is a qualifying person, a person who was born or died in 2013 is treated as having lived with you for more than half of 2013 if your home was the person's home for more than half the time he or she was alive in 2013. Irs ez form 2013 Taxpayer identification number. Irs ez form 2013   You must include on your return the name and taxpayer identification number (generally the social security number) of the qualifying person(s). Irs ez form 2013 If the correct information is not shown, the credit may be reduced or disallowed. Irs ez form 2013 Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) for aliens. Irs ez form 2013   If your qualifying person is a nonresident or resident alien who does not have and cannot get a social security number (SSN), use that person's ITIN. Irs ez form 2013 The ITIN is entered wherever an SSN is requested on a tax return. Irs ez form 2013 To apply for an ITIN, see Form W-7. Irs ez form 2013   An ITIN is for tax use only. Irs ez form 2013 It does not entitle the holder to social security benefits or change the holder's employment or immigration status under U. Irs ez form 2013 S. Irs ez form 2013 law. Irs ez form 2013 Adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN). Irs ez form 2013   If your qualifying person is a child who was placed in your home for adoption and for whom you do not have an SSN, you must get an ATIN for the child. Irs ez form 2013 File Form W-7A, Application for Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending U. Irs ez form 2013 S. Irs ez form 2013 Adoptions. Irs ez form 2013 Child of divorced or separated parents or parents living apart. Irs ez form 2013   Even if you cannot claim your child as a dependent, he or she is treated as your qualifying person if: The child was under age 13 or was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself, The child received over half of his or her support during the calendar year from one or both parents who are divorced or legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, are separated under a written separation agreement, or lived apart at all times during the last 6 months of the calendar year, The child was in the custody of one or both parents for more than half the year, and You were the child's custodial parent. Irs ez form 2013   The custodial parent is the parent with whom the child lived for the greater number of nights in 2013. Irs ez form 2013 If the child was with each parent for an equal number of nights, the custodial parent is the parent with the higher adjusted gross income. Irs ez form 2013 For details and an exception for a parent who works at night, see Pub. Irs ez form 2013 501. Irs ez form 2013   The noncustodial parent cannot treat the child as a qualifying person even if that parent is entitled to claim the child as a dependent under the special rules for a child of divorced or separated parents. Irs ez form 2013 Earned Income Test To claim the credit, you (and your spouse if filing jointly) must have earned income during the year. Irs ez form 2013 Earned income. Irs ez form 2013   Earned income includes wages, salaries, tips, other taxable employee compensation, and net earnings from self-employment. Irs ez form 2013 A net loss from self-employment reduces earned income. Irs ez form 2013 Earned income also includes strike benefits and any disability pay you report as wages. Irs ez form 2013   Generally, only taxable compensation is included. Irs ez form 2013 However, you can elect to include nontaxable combat pay in earned income. Irs ez form 2013 If you are filing a joint return and both you and your spouse received nontaxable combat pay, you can each make your own election. Irs ez form 2013 (In other words, if one of you makes the election, the other one can also make it but does not have to. Irs ez form 2013 ) You should figure your credit both ways and make the election if it gives you a greater tax benefit. Irs ez form 2013 Members of certain religious faiths opposed to social security. Irs ez form 2013   Certain income earned by persons who are members of certain religious faiths that are opposed to participation in Social Security Act programs and have an IRS-approved form that exempts certain income from social security and Medicare taxes may not be considered earned income for this purpose. Irs ez form 2013 See Earned Income Test in Publication 503. Irs ez form 2013 Not earned income. Irs ez form 2013   Earned income does not include: Pensions and annuities, Social security and railroad retirement benefits, Workers' compensation, Interest and dividends, Unemployment compensation, Scholarship or fellowship grants, except for those reported on a Form W-2 and paid to you for teaching or other services, Nontaxable workfare payments, Child support payments received by you, Income of nonresident aliens that is not effectively connected with a U. Irs ez form 2013 S. Irs ez form 2013 trade or business, or Any amount received for work while an inmate in a penal institution. Irs ez form 2013 Rule for student-spouse or spouse not able to care for self. Irs ez form 2013   Your spouse is treated as having earned income for any month that he or she is: A full-time student, or Physically or mentally not able to care for himself or herself. Irs ez form 2013 (Your spouse also must live with you for more than half the year. Irs ez form 2013 )   If you are filing a joint return, this rule also applies to you. Irs ez form 2013 You can be treated as having earned income for any month you are a full-time student or not able to care for yourself. Irs ez form 2013   Figure the earned income of the nonworking spouse described under (1) or (2) above as explained under Earned Income Limit , later. Irs ez form 2013   This rule applies to only one spouse for any one month. Irs ez form 2013 If, in the same month, both you and your spouse do not work and are either full-time students or not physically or mentally able to care for yourselves, only one of you can be treated as having earned income in that month. Irs ez form 2013 Full-time student. Irs ez form 2013   You are a full-time student if you are enrolled at a school for the number of hours or classes that the school considers full time. Irs ez form 2013 You must have been a full-time student for some part of each of 5 calendar months during the year. Irs ez form 2013 (The months need not be consecutive. Irs ez form 2013 ) School. Irs ez form 2013   The term “school” includes high schools, colleges, universities, and technical, trade, and mechanical schools. Irs ez form 2013 A school does not include an on-the-job training course, correspondence school, or school offering courses only through the Internet. Irs ez form 2013 Work-Related Expense Test Child and dependent care expenses must be work-related to qualify for the credit. Irs ez form 2013 Expenses are considered work-related only if both of the following are true. Irs ez form 2013 They allow you (and your spouse if filing jointly) to work or look for work. Irs ez form 2013 They are for a qualifying person's care. Irs ez form 2013 Working or Looking for Work To be work-related, your expenses must allow you to work or look for work. Irs ez form 2013 If you are married, generally both you and your spouse must work or look for work. Irs ez form 2013 One spouse is treated as working during any month he or she is a full-time student or is not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself. Irs ez form 2013 Your work can be for others or in your own business or partnership. Irs ez form 2013 It can be either full time or part time. Irs ez form 2013 Work also includes actively looking for work. Irs ez form 2013 However, if you do not find a job and have no earned income for the year, you cannot take this credit. Irs ez form 2013 See Earned Income Test , earlier. Irs ez form 2013 An expense is not considered work-related merely because you had it while you were working. Irs ez form 2013 The purpose of the expense must be to allow you to work. Irs ez form 2013 Whether your expenses allow you to work or look for work depends on the facts. Irs ez form 2013 Example 1. Irs ez form 2013 The cost of a babysitter while you and your spouse go out to eat is not normally a work-related expense. Irs ez form 2013 Example 2. Irs ez form 2013 You work during the day. Irs ez form 2013 Your spouse works at night and sleeps during the day. Irs ez form 2013 You pay for care of your 5-year-old child during the hours when you are working and your spouse is sleeping. Irs ez form 2013 Your expenses are considered work-related. Irs ez form 2013 Volunteer work. Irs ez form 2013    For this purpose, you are not considered to be working if you do unpaid volunteer work or volunteer work for a nominal salary. Irs ez form 2013 Work for part of year. Irs ez form 2013   If you work or actively look for work during only part of the period covered by the expenses, then you must figure your expenses for each day. Irs ez form 2013 For example, if you work all year and pay care expenses of $250 a month ($3,000 for the year), all the expenses are work-related. Irs ez form 2013 However, if you work or look for work for only 2 months and 15 days during the year and pay expenses of $250 a month, your work-related expenses are limited to $625 (2½ months × $250). Irs ez form 2013 Temporary absence from work. Irs ez form 2013   You do not have to figure your expenses for each day during a short, temporary absence from work, such as for vacation or a minor illness, if you have to pay for care anyway. Irs ez form 2013 Instead, you can figure your credit including the expenses you paid for the period of absence. Irs ez form 2013   An absence of 2 weeks or less is a short, temporary absence. Irs ez form 2013 An absence of more than 2 weeks may be considered a short, temporary absence, depending on the circumstances. Irs ez form 2013 Example. Irs ez form 2013 You pay a nanny to care for your 2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter so you can work. Irs ez form 2013 You become ill and miss 4 months of work but receive sick pay. Irs ez form 2013 You continue to pay the nanny to care for the children while you are ill. Irs ez form 2013 Your absence is not a short, temporary absence, and your expenses are not considered work-related. Irs ez form 2013 Part-time work. Irs ez form 2013   If you work part-time, you generally must figure your expenses for each day. Irs ez form 2013 However, if you have to pay for care weekly, monthly, or in another way that includes both days worked and days not worked, you can figure your credit including the expenses you paid for days you did not work. Irs ez form 2013 Any day when you work at least 1 hour is a day of work. Irs ez form 2013 Example 1. Irs ez form 2013 You work 3 days a week. Irs ez form 2013 While you work, your 6-year-old child attends a dependent care center, which complies with all state and local regulations. Irs ez form 2013 You can pay the center $150 for any 3 days a week or $250 for 5 days a week. Irs ez form 2013 Your child attends the center 5 days a week. Irs ez form 2013 Your work-related expenses are limited to $150 a week. Irs ez form 2013 Example 2. Irs ez form 2013 The facts are the same as in Example 1 except the center does not offer a 3-day option. Irs ez form 2013 The entire $250 weekly fee may be a work-related expense. Irs ez form 2013 Care of a Qualifying Person To be work-related, your expenses must be to provide care for a qualifying person. Irs ez form 2013 You do not have to choose the least expensive way of providing care. Irs ez form 2013 The cost of a paid care provider may be an expense for the care of a qualifying person even if another care provider is available at no cost. Irs ez form 2013 Expenses are for the care of a qualifying person only if their main purpose is the person's well-being and protection. Irs ez form 2013 Expenses for household services qualify if part of the services is for the care of qualifying persons. Irs ez form 2013 See Household services , later. Irs ez form 2013 Expenses not for care. Irs ez form 2013   Expenses for care do not include amounts you pay for food, lodging, clothing, education, and entertainment. Irs ez form 2013 However, you can include small amounts paid for these items if they are incidental to and cannot be separated from the cost of caring for the qualifying person. Irs ez form 2013   Child support payments are not for care and do not qualify for the credit. Irs ez form 2013 Education. Irs ez form 2013   Expenses for a child in nursery school, preschool, or similar programs for children below the level of kindergarten are expenses for care. Irs ez form 2013 Expenses to attend kindergarten or a higher grade are not expenses for care. Irs ez form 2013 Do not use these expenses to figure your credit. Irs ez form 2013   However, expenses for before- or after-school care of a child in kindergarten or a higher grade may be expenses for care. Irs ez form 2013   Summer school and tutoring programs are not for care. Irs ez form 2013 Example 1. Irs ez form 2013 You take your 3-year-old child to a nursery school that provides lunch and educational activities as a part of its preschool childcare service. Irs ez form 2013 The lunch and educational activities are incidental to the childcare, and their cost cannot be separated from the cost of care. Irs ez form 2013 You can count the total cost when you figure the credit. Irs ez form 2013 Example 2. Irs ez form 2013 You place your 10-year-old child in a boarding school so you can work full time. Irs ez form 2013 Only the part of the boarding school expense that is for the care of your child is a work-related expense. Irs ez form 2013 You can count that part of the expense in figuring your credit if it can be separated from the cost of education. Irs ez form 2013 You cannot count any part of the amount you pay the school for your child's education. Irs ez form 2013 Care outside your home. Irs ez form 2013   You can count the cost of care provided outside your home if the care is for your dependent under age 13 or any other qualifying person who regularly spends at least 8 hours each day in your home. Irs ez form 2013 Dependent care center. Irs ez form 2013   You can count care provided outside your home by a dependent care center only if the center complies with all state and local regulations that apply to these centers. Irs ez form 2013   A dependent care center is a place that provides care for more than six persons (other than persons who live there) and receives a fee, payment, or grant for providing services for any of those persons, even if the center is not run for profit. Irs ez form 2013 Camp. Irs ez form 2013   The cost of sending your child to an overnight camp is not considered a work-related expense. Irs ez form 2013 The cost of sending your child to a day camp may be a work-related expense, even if the camp specializes in a particular activity, such as computers or soccer. Irs ez form 2013 Transportation. Irs ez form 2013   If a care provider takes a qualifying person to or from a place where care is provided, that transportation is for the care of the qualifying person. Irs ez form 2013 This includes transportation by bus, subway, taxi, or private car. Irs ez form 2013 However, transportation not provided by a care provider is not for the care of a qualifying person. Irs ez form 2013 Also, if you pay the transportation cost for the care provider to come to your home, that expense is not for care of a qualifying person. Irs ez form 2013 Fees and deposits. Irs ez form 2013   Fees you paid to an agency to get the services of a care provider, deposits you paid to an agency or preschool, application fees, and other indirect expenses are work-related expenses if you have to pay them to get care, even though they are not directly for care. Irs ez form 2013 However, a forfeited deposit is not for the care of a qualifying person if care is not provided. Irs ez form 2013 Example 1. Irs ez form 2013 You paid a fee to an agency to get the services of the nanny who cares for your 2-year-old daughter while you work. Irs ez form 2013 The fee you paid is a work-related expense. Irs ez form 2013 Example 2. Irs ez form 2013 You placed a deposit with a preschool to reserve a place for your 3-year-old child. Irs ez form 2013 You later sent your child to a different preschool and forfeited the deposit. Irs ez form 2013 The forfeited deposit is not for care and so is not a work-related expense. Irs ez form 2013 Household services. Irs ez form 2013   Expenses you pay for household services meet the work-related expense test if they are at least partly for the well-being and protection of a qualifying person. Irs ez form 2013   Household services are ordinary and usual services done in and around your home that are necessary to run your home. Irs ez form 2013 They include the services of a housekeeper, maid, or cook. Irs ez form 2013 However, they do not include the services of a chauffeur, bartender, or gardener. Irs ez form 2013 See Household Services in Publication 503 for more information. Irs ez form 2013   In this chapter, the term housekeeper refers to any household employee whose services include the care of a qualifying person. Irs ez form 2013 Taxes paid on wages. Irs ez form 2013   The taxes you pay on wages for qualifying child and dependent care services are work-related expenses. Irs ez form 2013 See Employment Taxes for Household Employers , later. Irs ez form 2013 Payments to Relatives or Dependents You can count work-related payments you make to relatives who are not your dependents, even if they live in your home. Irs ez form 2013 However, do not count any amounts you pay to: A dependent for whom you (or your spouse if filing jointly) can claim an exemption, Your child who was under age 19 at the end of the year, even if he or she is not your dependent, A person who was your spouse any time during the year, or The parent of your qualifying person if your qualifying person is your child and under age 13. Irs ez form 2013 Joint Return Test Generally, married couples must file a joint return to take the credit. Irs ez form 2013 However, if you are legally separated or living apart from your spouse, you may be able to file a separate return and still take the credit. Irs ez form 2013 Legally separated. Irs ez form 2013   You are not considered married if you are legally separated from your spouse under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance. Irs ez form 2013 You may be eligible to take the credit on your return using head of household filing status. Irs ez form 2013 Married and living apart. Irs ez form 2013   You are not considered married and are eligible to take the credit if all the following apply. Irs ez form 2013 You file a return apart from your spouse. Irs ez form 2013 Your home is the home of a qualifying person for more than half the year. Irs ez form 2013 You pay more than half the cost of keeping up your home for the year. Irs ez form 2013 Your spouse does not live in your home for the last 6 months of the year. Irs ez form 2013 Costs of keeping up a home. Irs ez form 2013   The costs of keeping up a home normally include property taxes, mortgage interest, rent, utility charges, home repairs, insurance on the home, and food eaten at home. Irs ez form 2013   The costs of keeping up a home do not include payments for clothing, education, medical treatment, vacations, life insurance, transportation, or mortgage principal. Irs ez form 2013   They also do not include the purchase, permanent improvement, or replacement of property. Irs ez form 2013 For example, you cannot include the cost of replacing a water heater. Irs ez form 2013 However, you can include the cost of repairing a water heater. Irs ez form 2013 Death of spouse. Irs ez form 2013   If your spouse died during the year and you do not remarry before the end of the year, you generally must file a joint return to take the credit. Irs ez form 2013 If you do remarry before the end of the year, the credit can be claimed on your deceased spouse's return. Irs ez form 2013 Provider Identification Test You must identify all persons or organizations that provide care for your child or dependent. Irs ez form 2013 Use Form 2441, Part I, to show the information. Irs ez form 2013 If you do not have any care providers and you are filing Form 2441 only to report taxable income in Part III, enter “none” in line 1, column (a). Irs ez form 2013 Information needed. Irs ez form 2013   To identify the care provider, you must give the provider's: Name, Address, and Taxpayer identification number. Irs ez form 2013   If the care provider is an individual, the taxpayer identification number is his or her social security number or individual taxpayer identification number. Irs ez form 2013 If the care provider is an organization, then it is the employer identification number (EIN). Irs ez form 2013   You do not have to show the taxpayer identification number if the care provider is a tax-exempt organization (such as a church or school). Irs ez form 2013 In this case, enter “Tax-Exempt” in the space where Form 2441 asks for the number. Irs ez form 2013   If you cannot provide all of the information or if the information is incorrect, you must be able to show that you used due diligence (discussed later) in trying to furnish the necessary information. Irs ez form 2013 Getting the information. Irs ez form 2013   You can use Form W-10 to request the required information from the care provider. Irs ez form 2013 If you do not use Form W-10, you can get the information from one of the other sources listed in the instructions for Form W-10 including: A copy of the provider's social security card, A copy of the provider's completed Form W-4 if he or she is your household employee, A copy of the statement furnished by your employer if the provider is your employer's dependent care plan, or A letter or invoice from the provider if it shows the information. Irs ez form 2013    You should keep this information with your tax records. Irs ez form 2013 Do not send Form W-10 (or other document containing this information) to the Internal Revenue Service. Irs ez form 2013 Due diligence. Irs ez form 2013   If the care provider information you give is incorrect or incomplete, your credit may not be allowed. Irs ez form 2013 However, if you can show that you used due diligence in trying to supply the information, you can still claim the credit. Irs ez form 2013   You can show due diligence by getting and keeping the provider's completed Form W-10 or one of the other sources of information just listed. Irs ez form 2013 Care providers can be penalized if they do not provide this information to you or if they provide incorrect information. Irs ez form 2013 Provider refusal. Irs ez form 2013   If the provider refuses to give you their identifying information, you should report on Form 2441 whatever information you have (such as the name and address). Irs ez form 2013 Enter “See Attached Statement” in the columns calling for the information you do not have. Irs ez form 2013 Then attach a statement explaining that you requested the information from the care provider, but the provider did not give you the information. Irs ez form 2013 Be sure to write your name and social security number on this statement. Irs ez form 2013 The statement will show that you used due diligence in trying to furnish the necessary information. Irs ez form 2013 U. Irs ez form 2013 S. Irs ez form 2013 citizens and resident aliens living abroad. Irs ez form 2013   If you are living abroad, your care provider may not have, and may not be required to get, a U. Irs ez form 2013 S. Irs ez form 2013 taxpayer identification number (for example, an SSN or EIN). Irs ez form 2013 If so, enter “LAFCP” (Living Abroad Foreign Care Provider) in the space for the care provider's taxpayer identification number. Irs ez form 2013 How To Figure the Credit Your credit is a percentage of your work-related expenses. Irs ez form 2013 Your expenses are subject to the earned income limit and the dollar limit. Irs ez form 2013 The percentage is based on your adjusted gross income. Irs ez form 2013 Figuring Total Work-Related Expenses To figure the credit for 2013 work-related expenses, count only those you paid by December 31, 2013. Irs ez form 2013 Expenses prepaid in an earlier year. Irs ez form 2013   If you pay for services before they are provided, you can count the prepaid expenses only in the year the care is received. Irs ez form 2013 Claim the expenses for the later year as if they were actually paid in that later year. Irs ez form 2013 Expenses not paid until the following year. Irs ez form 2013   Do not count 2012 expenses that you paid in 2013 as work-related expenses for 2013. Irs ez form 2013 You may be able to claim an additional credit for them on your 2013 return, but you must figure it separately. Irs ez form 2013 See Payments for prior year's expenses under Amount of Credit in Publication 503. Irs ez form 2013    If you had expenses in 2013 that you did not pay until 2014, you cannot count them when figuring your 2013 credit. Irs ez form 2013 You may be able to claim a credit for them on your 2014 return. Irs ez form 2013 Expenses reimbursed. Irs ez form 2013   If a state social services agency pays you a nontaxable amount to reimburse you for some of your child and dependent care expenses, you cannot count the expenses that are reimbursed as work-related expenses. Irs ez form 2013 Example. Irs ez form 2013 You paid work-related expenses of $3,000. Irs ez form 2013 You are reimbursed $2,000 by a state social services agency. Irs ez form 2013 You can use only $1,000 to figure your credit. Irs ez form 2013 Medical expenses. Irs ez form 2013   Some expenses for the care of qualifying persons who are not able to care for themselves may qualify as work-related expenses and also as medical expenses. Irs ez form 2013 You can use them either way, but you cannot use the same expenses to claim both a credit and a medical expense deduction. Irs ez form 2013   If you use these expenses to figure the credit and they are more than the earned income limit or the dollar limit, discussed later, you can add the excess to your medical expenses. Irs ez form 2013 However, if you use your total expenses to figure your medical expense deduction, you cannot use any part of them to figure your credit. Irs ez form 2013    Amounts excluded from your income under your employer's dependent care benefits plan cannot be used to claim a medical expense deduction. Irs ez form 2013 Dependent Care Benefits If you receive dependent care benefits, your dollar limit for purposes of the credit may be reduced. Irs ez form 2013 See Reduced Dollar Limit , later. Irs ez form 2013 But, even if you cannot take the credit, you may be able to take an exclusion or deduction for the dependent care benefits. Irs ez form 2013 Dependent care benefits. Irs ez form 2013   Dependent care benefits include: Amounts your employer paid directly to either you or your care provider for the care of your qualifying person while you work, The fair market value of care in a daycare facility provided or sponsored by your employer, and Pre-tax contributions you made under a dependent care flexible spending arrangement. Irs ez form 2013 Your salary may have been reduced to pay for these benefits. Irs ez form 2013 If you received benefits as an employee, they should be shown in box 10 of your Form W-2. Irs ez form 2013 See Statement for employee , later. Irs ez form 2013 Benefits you received as a partner should be shown in box 13 of your Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) with code O. Irs ez form 2013 Enter the amount of these benefits on Form 2441, Part III, line 12. Irs ez form 2013 Exclusion or deduction. Irs ez form 2013   If your employer provides dependent care benefits under a qualified plan, you may be able to exclude these benefits from your income. Irs ez form 2013 Your employer can tell you whether your benefit plan qualifies. Irs ez form 2013 To claim the exclusion, you must complete Part III of Form 2441. Irs ez form 2013 You cannot use Form 1040EZ. Irs ez form 2013   If you are self-employed and receive benefits from a qualified dependent care benefit plan, you are treated as both employer and employee. Irs ez form 2013 Therefore, you would not get an exclusion from wages. Irs ez form 2013 Instead, you would get a deduction on Form 1040, Schedule C, line 14; Schedule E, line 19 or 28; or Schedule F, line 15. Irs ez form 2013 To claim the deduction, you must use Form 2441. Irs ez form 2013   The amount you can exclude or deduct is limited to the smallest of: The total amount of dependent care benefits you received during the year, The total amount of qualified expenses you incurred during the year, Your earned income, Your spouse's earned income, or $5,000 ($2,500 if married filing separately). Irs ez form 2013 The definition of earned income for the exclusion or deduction is the same as the definition used when figuring the credit except that earned income for the exclusion or deduction does not include any dependent care benefits you receive. Irs ez form 2013 See Earned Income Limit, later. Irs ez form 2013    You can choose to include your nontaxable combat pay in earned income when figuring your exclusion or deduction, even if you choose not to include it in earned income for the earned income credit or the credit for child and dependent care expenses. Irs ez form 2013 Statement for employee. Irs ez form 2013   Your employer must give you a Form W-2 (or similar statement) showing in box 10 the total amount of dependent care benefits provided to you during the year under a qualified plan. Irs ez form 2013 Your employer will also include any dependent care benefits over $5,000 in your wages shown on your Form W-2 in box 1. Irs ez form 2013 Effect of exclusion on credit. Irs ez form 2013   If you exclude dependent care benefits from your income, the amount of the excluded benefits: Is not included in your work-related expenses, and Reduces the dollar limit, discussed later. Irs ez form 2013 Earned Income Limit The amount of work-related expenses you use to figure your credit cannot be more than: Your earned income for the year if you are single at the end of the year, or The smaller of your or your spouse's earned income for the year if you are married at the end of the year. Irs ez form 2013 Earned income is defined under Earned Income Test , earlier. Irs ez form 2013 For purposes of item (2), use your spouse's earned income for the entire year, even if you were married for only part of the year. Irs ez form 2013 Separated spouse. Irs ez form 2013   If you are legally separated or married and living apart from your spouse (as described under Joint Return Test , earlier), you are not considered married for purposes of the earned income limit. Irs ez form 2013 Use only your income in figuring the earned income limit. Irs ez form 2013 Surviving spouse. Irs ez form 2013   If your spouse died during the year and you file a joint return as a surviving spouse, you may, but are not required to, take into account the earned income of your spouse who died during the year. Irs ez form 2013 Community property laws. Irs ez form 2013   You should disregard community property laws when you figure earned income for this credit. Irs ez form 2013 You or your spouse is a student or not able to care for self. Irs ez form 2013   Your spouse who is either a full-time student or not able to care for himself or herself is treated as having earned income. Irs ez form 2013 His or her earned income for each month is considered to be at least $250 if there is one qualifying person in your home, or at least $500 if there are two or more. Irs ez form 2013 Spouse works. Irs ez form 2013   If your spouse works during that month, use the higher of $250 (or $500) or his or her actual earned income for that month. Irs ez form 2013 Spouse qualifies for part of month. Irs ez form 2013    If your spouse is a full-time student or not able to care for himself or herself for only part of a month, the full $250 (or $500) still applies for that month. Irs ez form 2013 You are a student or not able to care for self. Irs ez form 2013   These rules also apply if you are a student or not able to care for yourself and you are filing a joint return. Irs ez form 2013 For each month or part of a month you are a student or not able to care for yourself, your earned income is considered to be at least $250 (or $500). Irs ez form 2013 If you also work during that month, use the higher of $250 (or $500) or your actual earned income for that month. Irs ez form 2013 Both spouses qualify. Irs ez form 2013   If, in the same month, both you and your spouse are either full-time students or not able to care for yourselves, only one spouse can be considered to have this earned income of $250 (or $500) for that month. Irs ez form 2013 Dollar Limit There is a dollar limit on the amount of your work-related expenses you can use to figure the credit. Irs ez form 2013 This limit is $3,000 for one qualifying person, or $6,000 for two or more qualifying persons. Irs ez form 2013 If you paid work-related expenses for the care of two or more qualifying persons, the applicable dollar limit is $6,000. Irs ez form 2013 This $6,000 limit does not need to be divided equally among them. Irs ez form 2013 For example, if your work-related expenses for the care of one qualifying person are $3,200 and your work-related expenses for another qualifying person are $2,800, you can use the total, $6,000, when figuring the credit. Irs ez form 2013 Yearly limit. Irs ez form 2013   The dollar limit is a yearly limit. Irs ez form 2013 The amount of the dollar limit remains the same no matter how long, during the year, you have a qualifying person in your household. Irs ez form 2013 Use the $3,000 limit if you paid work-related expenses for the care of one qualifying person at any time during the year. Irs ez form 2013 Use $6,000 if you paid work-related expenses for the care of more than one qualifying person at any time during the year. Irs ez form 2013 Reduced Dollar Limit If you received dependent care benefits that you exclude or deduct from your income, you must subtract that amount from the dollar limit that applies to you. Irs ez form 2013 Your reduced dollar limit is figured on Form 2441, Part III. Irs ez form 2013 See Dependent Care Benefits , earlier, for information on excluding or deducting these benefits. Irs ez form 2013 Example 1. Irs ez form 2013 George is a widower with one child and earns $24,000 a year. Irs ez form 2013 He pays work-related expenses of $2,900 for the care of his 4-year-old child and qualifies to claim the credit for child and dependent care expenses. Irs ez form 2013 His employer pays an additional $1,000 under a dependent care benefit plan. Irs ez form 2013 This $1,000 is excluded from George's income. Irs ez form 2013 Although the dollar limit for his work-related expenses is $3,000 (one qualifying person), George figures his credit on only $2,000 of the $2,900 work-related expenses he paid. Irs ez form 2013 This is because his dollar limit is reduced as shown next. Irs ez form 2013   George's Reduced Dollar Limit 1) Maximum allowable expenses for one qualifying person $3,000 2) Minus: Dependent care benefits George excludes from income −1,000 3) Reduced dollar limit on expenses George can use for the credit $2,000 Example 2. Irs ez form 2013 Randall is married and both he and his wife are employed. Irs ez form 2013 Each has earned income in excess of $6,000. Irs ez form 2013 They have two children, Anne and Andy, ages 2 and 4, who attend a daycare facility licensed and regulated by the state. Irs ez form 2013 Randall's work-related expenses are $6,000 for the year. Irs ez form 2013 Randall's employer has a dependent care assistance program as part of its cafeteria plan, which allows employees to make pre-tax contributions to a dependent care flexible spending arrangement. Irs ez form 2013 Randall has elected to take the maximum $5,000 exclusion from his salary to cover dependent care expenses through this program. Irs ez form 2013 Although the dollar limit for his work- related expenses is $6,000 (two or more qualifying persons), Randall figures his credit on only $1,000 of the $6,000 work-related expense paid. Irs ez form 2013 This is because his dollar limit is reduced as shown next. Irs ez form 2013   Randall's Reduced Dollar Limit 1) Maximum allowable expenses for two qualifying persons $6,000 2) Minus: Dependent care benefits Randall selects from employer's cafeteria plan and excludes from income −5,000 3) Reduced dollar limit on expenses Randall can use for the credit $1,000 Amount of Credit To determine the amount of your credit, multiply your work-related expenses (after applying the earned income and dollar limits) by a percentage. Irs ez form 2013 This percentage depends on your adjusted gross income shown on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22. Irs ez form 2013 The following table shows the percentage to use based on adjusted gross income. Irs ez form 2013   IF your adjusted gross income is: THEN the percentage is:       Over   But not over         $0   $15,000   35%       15,000   17,000   34%       17,000   19,000   33%       19,000   21,000   32%       21,000   23,000   31%       23,000   25,000   30%       25,000   27,000   29%       27,000   29,000   28%       29,000   31,000   27%       31,000   33,000   26%       33,000   35,000   25%       35,000   37,000   24%       37,000   39,000   23%       39,000   41,000   22%       41,000   43,000   21%       43,000   No limit   20%   How To Claim the Credit To claim the credit, you can file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Irs ez form 2013 You cannot claim the credit on Form 1040EZ. Irs ez form 2013 Form 1040 or 1040A. Irs ez form 2013   You must complete Form 2441 and attach it to your Form 1040 or 1040A. Irs ez form 2013 Enter the credit on Form 1040, line 48, or Form 1040A, line 29. Irs ez form 2013 Limit on credit. Irs ez form 2013   The amount of credit you can claim is generally limited to the amount of your tax. Irs ez form 2013 For more information, see the Instructions for Form 2441. Irs ez form 2013 Tax credit not refundable. Irs ez form 2013   You cannot get a refund for any part of the credit that is more than this limit. Irs ez form 2013 Recordkeeping. Irs ez form 2013 You should keep records of your work-related expenses. Irs ez form 2013 Also, if your dependent or spouse is not able to care for himself or herself, your records should show both the nature and the length of the disability. Irs ez form 2013 Other records you should keep to support your claim for the credit are described earlier under Provider Identification Test . Irs ez form 2013 Employment Taxes for Household Employers If you pay someone to come to your home and care for your dependent or spouse, you may be a household employer. Irs ez form 2013 If you are a household employer, you will need an employer identification number (EIN) and you may have to pay employment taxes. Irs ez form 2013 If the individuals who work in your home are self-employed, you are not liable for any of the taxes discussed in this section. Irs ez form 2013 Self-employed persons who are in business for themselves are not household employees. Irs ez form 2013 Usually, you are not a household employer if the person who cares for your dependent or spouse does so at his or her home or place of business. Irs ez form 2013 If you use a placement agency that exercises control over what work is done and how it will be done by a babysitter or companion who works in your home, the worker is not your employee. Irs ez form 2013 This control could include providing rules of conduct and appearance and requiring regular reports. Irs ez form 2013 In this case, you do not have to pay employment taxes. Irs ez form 2013 But, if an agency merely gives you a list of sitters and you hire one from that list, and pay the sitter directly, the sitter may be your employee. Irs ez form 2013 If you have a household employee, you may be subject to: Social security and Medicare taxes, Federal unemployment tax, and Federal income tax withholding. Irs ez form 2013 Social security and Medicare taxes are generally withheld from the employee's pay and matched by the employer. Irs ez form 2013 Federal unemployment (FUTA) tax is paid by the employer only and provides for payments of unemployment compensation to workers who have lost their jobs. Irs ez form 2013 Federal income tax is withheld from the employee's total pay if the employee asks you to do so and you agree. Irs ez form 2013 For more information on a household employer's tax responsibilities, see Publication 926 and Schedule H (Form 1040) and its instructions. Irs ez form 2013 State employment tax. Irs ez form 2013   You may also have to pay state unemployment tax. Irs ez form 2013 Contact your state unemployment tax office for information. Irs ez form 2013 You should also find out whether you need to pay or collect other state employment taxes or carry workers' compensation insurance. Irs ez form 2013 For a list of state unemployment tax agencies, visit the U. Irs ez form 2013 S. Irs ez form 2013 Department of Labor's website. Irs ez form 2013 A link to that website is in Publication 926, or you can find it with an online search. Irs ez form 2013 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications