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Taxslayer 2012 9. Taxslayer 2012   Education Exception to Additional Tax on Early IRA Distributions Table of Contents Introduction Who Is Eligible Figuring the Amount Not Subject to the 10% Tax Reporting Early Distributions Introduction Generally, if you take a distribution from your IRA before you reach age 59½, you must pay a 10% additional tax on the early distribution. Taxslayer 2012 This applies to any IRA you own, whether it is a traditional IRA (including a SEP-IRA), a Roth IRA, or a SIMPLE IRA. Taxslayer 2012 The additional tax on an early distribution from a SIMPLE IRA may be as high as 25%. Taxslayer 2012 See Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business, for information on SEP-IRAs, and Publication 590, for information about all other IRAs. Taxslayer 2012 However, you can take distributions from your IRAs for qualified higher education expenses without having to pay the 10% additional tax. Taxslayer 2012 You may owe income tax on at least part of the amount distributed, but you may not have to pay the 10% additional tax. Taxslayer 2012 Generally, if the taxable part of the distribution is less than or equal to the adjusted qualified education expenses (AQEE), none of the distribution is subject to the additional tax. Taxslayer 2012 If the taxable part of the distribution is more than the AQEE, only the excess is subject to the additional tax. Taxslayer 2012 Who Is Eligible You can take a distribution from your IRA before you reach age 59½ and not have to pay the 10% additional tax if, for the year of the distribution, you pay qualified education expenses for: yourself, your spouse, or your or your spouse's child, foster child, adopted child, or descendant of any of them. Taxslayer 2012 Qualified education expenses. Taxslayer 2012   For purposes of the 10% additional tax, these expenses are tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Taxslayer 2012 They also include expenses for special needs services incurred by or for special needs students in connection with their enrollment or attendance. Taxslayer 2012   In addition, if the student is at least a half-time student, room and board are qualified education expenses. Taxslayer 2012   The expense for room and board qualifies only to the extent that it is not more than the greater of the following two amounts. Taxslayer 2012 The allowance for room and board, as determined by the eligible educational institution, that was included in the cost of attendance (for federal financial aid purposes) for a particular academic period and living arrangement of the student. Taxslayer 2012 The actual amount charged if the student is residing in housing owned or operated by the eligible educational institution. Taxslayer 2012 You will need to contact the eligible educational institution for qualified room and board costs. Taxslayer 2012 Eligible educational institution. Taxslayer 2012   An eligible educational institution is any college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U. Taxslayer 2012 S. Taxslayer 2012 Department of Education. Taxslayer 2012 It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. Taxslayer 2012 The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. Taxslayer 2012   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. Taxslayer 2012 S. Taxslayer 2012 Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. Taxslayer 2012 Half-time student. Taxslayer 2012   A student is enrolled “at least half-time” if he or she is enrolled for at least half the full-time academic work load for the course of study the student is pursuing as determined under the standards of the school where the student is enrolled. Taxslayer 2012 Figuring the Amount Not Subject to the 10% Tax To determine the amount of your distribution that is not subject to the 10% additional tax, first figure your adjusted qualified education expenses. Taxslayer 2012 You do this by reducing your total qualified education expenses by any tax-free educational assistance, which includes: Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a Coverdell education savings account (ESA) (see Distributions in chapter 7, Coverdell Education Savings Account), The tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Pell grants (see Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Veterans' educational assistance (see Veterans' Benefits in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11, Employer-Provided Educational Assistance ), and Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance. Taxslayer 2012 Do not reduce the qualified education expenses by amounts paid with funds the student receives as: Payment for services, such as wages, A loan, A gift, An inheritance given to either the student or the individual making the withdrawal, or A withdrawal from personal savings (including savings from a qualified tuition program (QTP)). Taxslayer 2012 If your IRA distribution is equal to or less than your adjusted qualified education expenses, you are not subject to the 10% additional tax. Taxslayer 2012 Example 1. Taxslayer 2012 In 2013, Erin (age 32) took a year off from teaching to attend graduate school full-time. Taxslayer 2012 She paid $5,800 of qualified education expenses from the following sources. Taxslayer 2012   Employer-provided educational assistance  (tax free) $5,000     Early distribution from IRA (includes $500 taxable earnings) 3,200           Before Erin can determine if she must pay the 10% additional tax on her IRA distribution, she must reduce her total qualified education expenses. Taxslayer 2012   Total qualified education expenses $5,800     Minus: Tax-free educational assistance −5,000     Equals: Adjusted qualified  education expenses (AQEE) $ 800   Because Erin's AQEE ($800) are more than the taxable portion of her IRA distribution ($500), she does not have to pay the 10% additional tax on any part of this distribution. Taxslayer 2012 However, she must include the $500 taxable earnings in her gross income subject to income tax. Taxslayer 2012 Example 2. Taxslayer 2012 Assume the same facts as in Example 1 , except that Erin deducted some of the contributions to her IRA, so the taxable part of her early distribution is higher by $1,000. Taxslayer 2012 This must be included in her income subject to income tax. Taxslayer 2012 The taxable part of Erin's IRA distribution ($1,000) is larger than her $800 AQEE. Taxslayer 2012 Therefore, she must pay the 10% additional tax on $200, the taxable part of her distribution ($1,000) that is more than her qualified education expenses ($800). Taxslayer 2012 She does not have to pay the 10% additional tax on the remaining $800 of her taxable distribution. Taxslayer 2012 Reporting Early Distributions By January 31, 2014, the payer of your IRA distribution should send you Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Taxslayer 2012 The information on this form will help you determine how much of your distribution is taxable for income tax purposes and how much is subject to the 10% additional tax. Taxslayer 2012 If you received an early distribution from your IRA, you must report the taxable earnings on Form 1040, line 15b (Form 1040NR, line 16b). Taxslayer 2012 Then, if you qualify for an exception for qualified higher education expenses, you must file Form 5329 to show how much, if any, of your early distribution is subject to the 10% additional tax. Taxslayer 2012 See the Instructions for Form 5329, Part I, for help in completing the form and entering the results on Form 1040 or 1040NR. Taxslayer 2012 There are many other situations in which Form 5329 is required. Taxslayer 2012 If, during 2013, you had other distributions from IRAs or qualified retirement plans, or have made excess contributions to certain tax-favored accounts, see the instructions for line 58 (Form 1040) or line 56 (Form 1040NR) to determine if you must file Form 5329. Taxslayer 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Taxslayer 2012 13. Taxslayer 2012   Employment Taxes Table of Contents What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Important Dates for 2014 Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Farm Employment Family Employees Crew Leaders Social Security and Medicare TaxesReligious exemption. Taxslayer 2012 Wage limit. Taxslayer 2012 Federal Income Tax WithholdingNew Form W-4 for 2014. Taxslayer 2012 Required Notice to Employees About Earned Income Credit (EIC) Reporting and Paying Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Federal Income TaxesElectronic deposit requirement. Taxslayer 2012 Federal Unemployment (FUTA) TaxReporting and Paying FUTA Tax What's New for 2013 Social security and Medicare tax for 2013. Taxslayer 2012  The employee tax rate for social security is 6. Taxslayer 2012 2%. Taxslayer 2012 Previously, the employee tax rate for social security was 4. Taxslayer 2012 2%. Taxslayer 2012 The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6. Taxslayer 2012 2%. Taxslayer 2012 The social security wage base limit is $113,700. Taxslayer 2012 The Medicare tax rate is 1. Taxslayer 2012 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2012. Taxslayer 2012 There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. Taxslayer 2012 Additional Medicare Tax. Taxslayer 2012  In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Taxslayer 2012 45%, you must withhold a 0. Taxslayer 2012 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Taxslayer 2012 You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Taxslayer 2012 Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Taxslayer 2012 There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Taxslayer 2012 All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 threshold. Taxslayer 2012 For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Services and Payments, in section 15 of Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Taxslayer 2012 For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Taxslayer 2012 gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Taxslayer 2012 Leave-based donation programs to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. Taxslayer 2012  Under these programs, employees may donate their vacation, sick, or personal leave in exchange for employer cash payments made before January 1, 2014, to qualified tax-exempt organizations providing relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Taxslayer 2012 The donated leave will not be included in the income or wages of the employee. Taxslayer 2012 The employer may deduct the cash payments as business expenses or charitable contributions. Taxslayer 2012 For more information, see Notice 2012-69, 2012-51 I. Taxslayer 2012 R. Taxslayer 2012 B. Taxslayer 2012 712, available at www. Taxslayer 2012 irs. Taxslayer 2012 gov/irb/2012-51_IRB/ar09. Taxslayer 2012 html. Taxslayer 2012 Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans extended. Taxslayer 2012  The work opportunity tax credit is now available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work before January 1, 2014. Taxslayer 2012 Previously, the credit was available for unemployed veterans who began work on or after November 22, 2011, and before January 1, 2013. Taxslayer 2012 Qualified tax-exempt organizations that hire eligible unemployed veterans can claim the work opportunity tax credit against their payroll tax liability using Form 5884-C, Work Opportunity Credit for Qualified Tax-Exempt Organizations Hiring Qualified Veterans. Taxslayer 2012 For more information, visit IRS. Taxslayer 2012 gov and enter “work opportunity credit” in the search box. Taxslayer 2012 What's New for 2014 Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. Taxslayer 2012  The employee and employer tax rates for social security and the maximum amount of wages subject to social security tax for 2014 will be discussed in Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide (For use in 2014). Taxslayer 2012 The Medicare tax rate for 2014 will also be discussed in Publication 51 (Circular A) (For use in 2014). Taxslayer 2012 There is no limit on the amount of wages subject to Medicare tax. Taxslayer 2012 Reminders Additional employment tax information for farmers. Taxslayer 2012  See Publication 51 (Circular A) for more detailed guidance on employment taxes. Taxslayer 2012 For the latest information about employment tax developments impacting farmers, go to www. Taxslayer 2012 irs. Taxslayer 2012 gov/pub51. Taxslayer 2012 Correcting a previously filed Form 943. Taxslayer 2012  If you discover an error on a previously filed Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, make the correction using Form 943-X, Adjusted Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees or Claim for Refund. Taxslayer 2012 Form 943-X is filed separately from Form 943. Taxslayer 2012 For more information on correcting Form 943, see the Instructions for Form 943-X. Taxslayer 2012 Federal tax deposits must be made by electronic funds transfer. Taxslayer 2012  You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Taxslayer 2012 Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Taxslayer 2012 If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Taxslayer 2012 Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Taxslayer 2012 EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Taxslayer 2012 Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Taxslayer 2012 For more information on making federal tax deposits, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Taxslayer 2012 To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Taxslayer 2012 eftps. Taxslayer 2012 gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Taxslayer 2012 Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide To Getting Started. Taxslayer 2012 Important Dates for 2014 You should take the action indicated by the dates listed. Taxslayer 2012 See By February 15 and On February 16 for Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, information. Taxslayer 2012 Due dates for deposits of withheld federal income taxes, social security taxes, and Medicare taxes are not listed here. Taxslayer 2012 For these dates, see Publication 509, Tax Calendars (For use in 2014). Taxslayer 2012 Note. Taxslayer 2012  If any date shown below for filing a return, furnishing a form, or depositing taxes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. Taxslayer 2012 A statewide legal holiday delays a filing or furnishing due date only if the IRS office where you are required to file a return or furnish a form is located in that state. Taxslayer 2012 For any due date, you will meet the “file” or “furnish” date requirement if the envelope containing the tax return or form is properly addressed, contains sufficient postage, and is postmarked by the U. Taxslayer 2012 S. Taxslayer 2012 Postal Service by the due date, or sent by an IRS-designated delivery service by the due date. Taxslayer 2012 See Private delivery services in Publication 51 (Circular A). Taxslayer 2012 Federal tax deposits can only be made by electronic funds transfer and are governed by legal holidays in the District of Columbia. Taxslayer 2012 Statewide holidays no longer apply. Taxslayer 2012 For a list of legal holidays that delay the due date of a federal tax deposit, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Taxslayer 2012 Fiscal year taxpayers. Taxslayer 2012  The due dates listed below apply whether you use a calendar or a fiscal year. Taxslayer 2012 By January 31. Taxslayer 2012   File Form 943 with the IRS. Taxslayer 2012 If you deposited all Form 943 taxes when due, you have 10 additional days to file. Taxslayer 2012 Furnish each employee with a completed Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Taxslayer 2012 Furnish each recipient to whom you paid $600 or more in nonemployee compensation with a completed Form 1099 (for example, Form 1099-MISC). Taxslayer 2012 File Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, with the IRS. Taxslayer 2012 If you deposited all the FUTA tax when due, you have 10 additional days to file. Taxslayer 2012 File Form 945, Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax, with the IRS to report any nonpayroll income tax withheld during 2013. Taxslayer 2012 If you deposited all Form 945 taxes when due, you have 10 additional days to file. Taxslayer 2012 By February 15. Taxslayer 2012  Ask for a new Form W-4 or Formulario W-4(SP), Certificado de Exención de Retenciones del Empleado, from each employee who claimed exemption from federal income tax withholding last year. Taxslayer 2012 On February 16. Taxslayer 2012  Any Form W-4 claiming exemption from withholding for the previous year has now expired. Taxslayer 2012 Begin withholding for any employee who previously claimed exemption from withholding but has not given you a new Form W-4 for the current year. Taxslayer 2012 If the employee does not give you a new Form W-4, withhold taxes based on the last valid Form W-4 you have for the employee that does not claim exemption from withholding or, if one does not exist, as if he or she is single with zero withholding allowances. Taxslayer 2012 If the employee furnishes a new Form W-4 claiming exemption from withholding after February 15, you may apply the exemption to future wages, but do not refund taxes withheld while the exempt status was not in place. Taxslayer 2012 By February 28. Taxslayer 2012   File paper Forms 1099 and 1096. Taxslayer 2012 File Copy A of all paper Forms 1099 with Form 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of U. Taxslayer 2012 S. Taxslayer 2012 Information Returns, with the IRS. Taxslayer 2012 For electronically filed returns, see By March 31 below. Taxslayer 2012 File paper Forms W-2 and W-3. Taxslayer 2012 File Copy A of all paper Forms W-2 with Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Taxslayer 2012 For electronically filed returns, see By March 31 below. Taxslayer 2012 By March 31. Taxslayer 2012   File electronic Forms W-2 and 1099. Taxslayer 2012 File electronic Forms W-2 with the SSA and Forms 1099 with the IRS. Taxslayer 2012 For more information on reporting Form W-2 information to the SSA electronically, visit the SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information webpage at www. Taxslayer 2012 socialsecurity. Taxslayer 2012 gov/employer. Taxslayer 2012 For information on filing information returns electronically with the IRS, see Publication 1220, Specifications for Filing Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, 8935, and W-2G Electronically. Taxslayer 2012 By April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31. Taxslayer 2012   Deposit FUTA taxes. Taxslayer 2012 Deposit FUTA tax due if it is more than $500. Taxslayer 2012 Before December 1. Taxslayer 2012  Remind employees to submit a new Form W-4 if their withholding allowances have changed or will change for the next year. Taxslayer 2012 Introduction You are generally required to withhold federal income tax from the wages of your employees. Taxslayer 2012 You may also be subject to social security and Medicare taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and federal unemployment tax under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). Taxslayer 2012 You must also withhold Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Taxslayer 2012 This chapter includes information about these taxes. Taxslayer 2012 You must also pay self-employment tax on your net earnings from farming. Taxslayer 2012 See chapter 12 for information on self-employment tax. Taxslayer 2012 Topics - This chapter discusses: Farm employment, Family employees, Crew leaders, Social security and Medicare taxes, Additional Medicare Tax withholding, Federal income tax withholding, Reporting and paying social security, Medicare, and withheld federal income taxes, and FUTA tax. Taxslayer 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide 15-A Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide 926 Household Employer's Tax Guide Form (and Instructions) W-2 Wage and Tax Statement W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification 940 Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return 943 Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees 943-X Adjusted Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees or Claim for Refund See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. Taxslayer 2012 Farm Employment In general, you are an employer of farmworkers if your employees do any of the following types of work. Taxslayer 2012 Raising or harvesting agricultural or horticultural products on a farm, including raising and feeding of livestock. Taxslayer 2012 Operating, managing, conserving, improving, or maintaining your farm and its tools and equipment. Taxslayer 2012 Services performed in salvaging timber, or clearing land of brush and other debris, left by a hurricane (also known as hurricane labor). Taxslayer 2012 Handling, processing, or packaging any agricultural or horticultural commodity if you produced more than half of the commodity (for a group of up to 20 unincorporated operators, all of the commodity). Taxslayer 2012 Work related to cotton ginning, turpentine, gum resin products, or the operation and maintenance of irrigation facilities. Taxslayer 2012 For more information, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Taxslayer 2012 Generally, a worker who performs services for you is your employee if you have the right to control what will be done and how it will be done. Taxslayer 2012 This is so even when you give the employee freedom of action. Taxslayer 2012 What matters is that you have the right to control the details of how the services are performed. Taxslayer 2012 You are responsible for withholding and paying employment taxes for your employees. Taxslayer 2012 You are also required to file employment tax returns. Taxslayer 2012 These requirements do not apply to amounts that you pay to independent contractors. Taxslayer 2012 See Publication 15-A for more information on how to determine whether an individual providing services is an independent contractor or an employee. Taxslayer 2012 If you employ a family of workers, each worker subject to your control (not just the head of the family) is an employee. Taxslayer 2012 Special rules apply to crew leaders. Taxslayer 2012 See Crew Leaders , later. Taxslayer 2012 Employer identification number (EIN). Taxslayer 2012   If you have employees, you must have an EIN. Taxslayer 2012 If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online. Taxslayer 2012 Go to IRS. Taxslayer 2012 gov and click on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Taxslayer 2012 You may also apply for an EIN by calling 1-800-829-4933 or 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability). Taxslayer 2012 The hours of operation for both numbers are Monday–Friday form 7:00 a. Taxslayer 2012 m. Taxslayer 2012 –7:00 p. Taxslayer 2012 m. Taxslayer 2012 local time (Alaska and Hawaii follow Pacific time). Taxslayer 2012 You can also fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS. Taxslayer 2012 Employee's social security number (SSN). Taxslayer 2012   An employee who does not have an SSN should submit Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Taxslayer 2012 Form SS-5 is available from any SSA office or by calling 1-800-772-1213 (operates 24 hours per day). Taxslayer 2012 It is also available from the SSA's website at www. Taxslayer 2012 socialsecurity. Taxslayer 2012 gov. Taxslayer 2012   The employee must furnish evidence of age, identity, and U. Taxslayer 2012 S. Taxslayer 2012 citizenship or lawful immigration status permitting employment with the Form SS-5. Taxslayer 2012 An employee who is age 18 or older must appear in person with this evidence at an SSA office. Taxslayer 2012 Form I-9. Taxslayer 2012    You must verify that each new employee is legally eligible to work in the United States. Taxslayer 2012 This includes completing the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Taxslayer 2012 Form I-9 is available from the U. Taxslayer 2012 S. Taxslayer 2012 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices or by calling the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Forms Request Line at 1-800-870-3676. Taxslayer 2012 Form I-9 is also available from the USCIS website at www. Taxslayer 2012 uscis. Taxslayer 2012 gov. Taxslayer 2012 You can also contact the USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 for more information. Taxslayer 2012 New hire reporting. Taxslayer 2012   You are required to report any new employee to a designated state new hire registry. Taxslayer 2012 Many states accept a copy of Form W-4 with employer information added. Taxslayer 2012 Visit the Office of Child Support Enforcement website at www. Taxslayer 2012 acf. Taxslayer 2012 hhs. Taxslayer 2012 gov/programs/cse/newhire for more information. Taxslayer 2012 Family Employees Generally, the wages you pay to family members who are your employees are subject to employment taxes. Taxslayer 2012 However, certain exemptions may apply to wages paid to your child, spouse, or parent. Taxslayer 2012 Exemptions for your child. Taxslayer 2012   Payments for the services of your child under age 18 who works for you in your trade or business (including a farm) are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Taxslayer 2012 However, see Nonexempt services of a child or spouse , later. Taxslayer 2012 Payments for the services of your child under age 21 employed by you in other than a trade or business, such as payments for household services in your home, are also not subject to social security or Medicare taxes. Taxslayer 2012 Payments for the services of your child under age 21 employed by you, whether or not in your trade or business, are not subject to FUTA tax. Taxslayer 2012 Although not subject to social security, Medicare, or FUTA tax, the child's wages still may be subject to federal income tax withholding. Taxslayer 2012 Exemptions for your spouse. Taxslayer 2012   Payments for the services of your spouse who works for you in your trade or business are subject to federal income tax withholding and social security and Medicare taxes, but not FUTA tax. Taxslayer 2012   Payments for the services of your spouse employed by you in other than a trade or business, such as payments for household services in your home, are not subject to social security, Medicare, or FUTA taxes. Taxslayer 2012 Nonexempt services of a child or spouse. Taxslayer 2012   Payments for the services of your child or spouse are subject to federal income tax withholding as well as social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes if he or she works for any of the following entities. Taxslayer 2012 A corporation, even if it is controlled by you. Taxslayer 2012 A partnership, even if you are a partner. Taxslayer 2012 This does not apply to wages paid to your child if each partner is a parent of the child. Taxslayer 2012 An estate or trust, even if it is the estate of a deceased parent. Taxslayer 2012 In these situations, the child or spouse is considered to work for the corporation, partnership, or estate, not you. Taxslayer 2012 Exemptions for your parent. Taxslayer 2012   Payments for the services of your parent employed by you in your trade or business are subject to federal income tax withholding and social security and Medicare taxes. Taxslayer 2012 Social security and Medicare taxes do not apply to wages paid to your parent for services not in your trade or business, but they do apply to payments for household services in your home if both the following conditions are satisfied. Taxslayer 2012 You have a child living in your home who is under age 18 or has a physical or mental condition that requires care by an adult for at least 4 continuous weeks in a calendar quarter. Taxslayer 2012 You are a widow or widower; or divorced and not remarried; or have a spouse in the home who, because of a physical or mental condition, cannot care for your child for at least 4 continuous weeks in the quarter. Taxslayer 2012   Wages you pay to your parent are not subject to FUTA tax, regardless of the type of services provided. Taxslayer 2012 Qualified joint venture. Taxslayer 2012   If spouses elect to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership, either spouse may report and pay the employment taxes due on the wages paid to employees using the EIN of that spouse's sole proprietorship. Taxslayer 2012 For more information about qualified joint ventures, see chapter 12. Taxslayer 2012 Crew Leaders If farmworkers are provided by a crew leader, the crew leader may be the employer of the workers. Taxslayer 2012 Social security and Medicare taxes. Taxslayer 2012   For social security and Medicare tax purposes, the crew leader is the employer of the workers if both of the following requirements are met. Taxslayer 2012 The crew leader pays (either on his or her own behalf or on behalf of the farmer) the workers for their farm labor. Taxslayer 2012 The crew leader has not entered into a written agreement with the farmer under which the crew leader is designated as an employee of the farmer. Taxslayer 2012 Federal income tax withholding. Taxslayer 2012   If the crew leader is the employer for social security and Medicare tax purposes, the crew leader is the employer for federal income tax withholding purposes. Taxslayer 2012 Federal unemployment (FUTA) tax. Taxslayer 2012   For FUTA tax purposes, the crew leader is the employer of the workers if, in addition to the earlier requirements, either of the following requirements are met. Taxslayer 2012 The crew leader is registered under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Taxslayer 2012 Substantially all crew members operate or maintain mechanized equipment provided by the crew leader as part of the service to the farmer. Taxslayer 2012   The farmer is the employer of workers furnished by a crew leader in all other situations. Taxslayer 2012 In addition, the farmer is the employer of workers furnished by a registered crew leader if the workers are the employees of the farmer under the common-law test. Taxslayer 2012 For example, some farmers employ individuals to recruit farmworkers exclusively for them. Taxslayer 2012 Although these individuals may be required to register under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the workers are employed directly by the farmer. Taxslayer 2012 The farmer is the employer in these cases. Taxslayer 2012 For information about common-law employees, see section 1 of Publication 15-A. Taxslayer 2012 For information about crew leaders, see the Department of Labor website at www. Taxslayer 2012 dol. Taxslayer 2012 gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs49. Taxslayer 2012 htm. Taxslayer 2012 Social Security and Medicare Taxes All cash wages you pay to an employee during the year for farmwork are subject to social security and Medicare taxes if you meet either of the following tests. Taxslayer 2012 You pay the employee $150 or more in cash wages (count all wages paid on a time, piecework, or other basis) during the year for farmwork (the $150 test). Taxslayer 2012 The $150 test applies separately to each farmworker that you employ. Taxslayer 2012 If you employ a family of workers, each member is treated separately. Taxslayer 2012 Do not count wages paid by other employers. Taxslayer 2012 You pay cash and noncash wages of $2,500 or more during the year to all your employees for farmwork (the $2,500 test). Taxslayer 2012 If the $2,500 test for the group is not met, the $150 test for an employee still applies. Taxslayer 2012 Exceptions. Taxslayer 2012   Annual cash wages of less than $150 you pay to a seasonal farmworker are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes, even if you pay $2,500 or more to all your farmworkers. Taxslayer 2012 However, these wages count toward the $2,500 test for determining whether other farmworkers' wages are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Taxslayer 2012   A seasonal farmworker is a worker who: Works as a hand-harvest laborer, Is paid piece rates in an operation usually paid on this basis in the region of employment, Commutes daily from his or her permanent home to the farm, and Worked in agriculture less than 13 weeks in the preceding calendar year. Taxslayer 2012   See Family Employees , earlier, for certain exemptions from social security and Medicare taxes that apply to your child, spouse, and parent. Taxslayer 2012 Religious exemption. Taxslayer 2012   An exemption from social security and Medicare taxes is available to members of a recognized religious group or division opposed to public insurance. Taxslayer 2012 This exemption is available only if both the employee and the employer are members of the group or division. Taxslayer 2012   For more information, see Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers. Taxslayer 2012 Cash wages. Taxslayer 2012   Only cash wages paid to farmworkers are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Taxslayer 2012 Cash wages include checks, money orders, and any kind of money or cash. Taxslayer 2012   Only cash wages subject to social security and Medicare taxes are credited to your employees for social security benefit purposes. Taxslayer 2012 Payments not subject to these taxes, such as commodity wages, do not contribute to your employees' social security coverage. Taxslayer 2012 For information about social security benefits, contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 or online at www. Taxslayer 2012 socialsecurity. Taxslayer 2012 gov. Taxslayer 2012 Noncash wages. Taxslayer 2012    Noncash wages include food, lodging, clothing, transportation passes, and other goods and services. Taxslayer 2012 Noncash wages paid to farmworkers, including commodity wages, are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Taxslayer 2012 However, they are subject to these taxes if the substance of the transaction is a cash payment. Taxslayer 2012 For information on lodging provided as a condition of employment, see Publication 15-B. Taxslayer 2012   Report the value of noncash wages in box 1 of Form W-2 together with cash wages. Taxslayer 2012 Do not show noncash wages in box 3 or in box 5, (unless the substance of the transaction is a cash payment). Taxslayer 2012 Tax rates and social security wage limit. Taxslayer 2012   For 2013, the employer and the employee will pay the following taxes. Taxslayer 2012 The employer and employee each pay 6. Taxslayer 2012 2% of cash wages for social security tax (old-age, survivors, and disability insurance). Taxslayer 2012 The employer and employee each pay 1. Taxslayer 2012 45% of cash wages for Medicare tax (hospital insurance). Taxslayer 2012 The employee pays 0. Taxslayer 2012 9% of cash wages in excess of $200,000 for Additional Medicare Tax. Taxslayer 2012 Wage limit. Taxslayer 2012   The limit on wages subject to the social security tax for 2013 is $113,700. Taxslayer 2012 There is no limit on wages subject to the Medicare tax. Taxslayer 2012 All covered wages are subject to the Medicare tax. Taxslayer 2012 Additionally, all wages in excess of $200,000 are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding. Taxslayer 2012 Paying employee's share. Taxslayer 2012   If you would rather pay the employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes without deducting it from his or her wages, you may do so. Taxslayer 2012 It is additional income to the employee. Taxslayer 2012 You must include it in box 1 of the employee's Form W-2, but do not count it as social security and Medicare wages (boxes 3 and 5 on Form W-2) or as wages for federal unemployment (FUTA) tax purposes. Taxslayer 2012 Example. Taxslayer 2012 Jane operates a small family fruit farm. Taxslayer 2012 She employs day laborers in the picking season to enable her to timely get her crop to market. Taxslayer 2012 She does not deduct the employees' share of social security and Medicare taxes from their pay; instead, she pays it on their behalf. Taxslayer 2012 When her accountant, Susan, prepares the employees' Forms W-2, she adds each employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes paid by Jane to the employee's wage income (box 1 of Form W-2), but does not include it in box 3 (social security wages) or box 5 (Medicare wages and tips). Taxslayer 2012 For 2013, Jane paid Mary $1,000 during the year. Taxslayer 2012 Susan enters $1,076. Taxslayer 2012 50 in box 1 of Mary's Form W-2 ($1,000 wages plus $76. Taxslayer 2012 50 social security and Medicare taxes paid for Mary). Taxslayer 2012 She enters $1,000 in boxes 3 and 5 of Mary's Form W-2. Taxslayer 2012 Additional Medicare Tax. Taxslayer 2012   In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Taxslayer 2012 45%, you must withhold a 0. Taxslayer 2012 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Taxslayer 2012 You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Taxslayer 2012 Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Taxslayer 2012 There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Taxslayer 2012 All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 threshold. Taxslayer 2012   For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Services and Payments, in section 15 of Publication 15 (Circular E). Taxslayer 2012 For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Taxslayer 2012 gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Taxslayer 2012 Federal Income Tax Withholding If the cash wages you pay to farmworkers are subject to social security and Medicare taxes, they are also subject to federal income tax withholding. Taxslayer 2012 Although noncash wages are subject to federal income tax, withhold income tax only if you and the employee agree to do so. Taxslayer 2012 The amount to withhold is figured on gross wages without taking out social security and Medicare taxes, union dues, insurance, etc. Taxslayer 2012 Form W-4. Taxslayer 2012   Generally, the amount of federal income tax you withhold is based on the employee's marital status and withholding allowances claimed on the employee's Form W-4. Taxslayer 2012 In general, an employee can claim withholding allowances on Form W-4 equal to the number of exemptions the employee will be entitled to claim on his or her tax return. Taxslayer 2012 An employee may also be able to claim a special withholding allowance and allowances for estimated deductions and credits. Taxslayer 2012   Do not withhold federal income tax from the wages of an employee who, by filing Form W-4, certifies that he or she had no federal income tax liability last year and anticipates no liability for the current year. Taxslayer 2012   You should give each new employee a Form W-4 as soon as you hire the employee. Taxslayer 2012 For Spanish-speaking employees, you may use Formulario W-4(SP) which is the Spanish translation of Form W-4. Taxslayer 2012 Have the employee complete and return the form to you before the first payday. Taxslayer 2012 If the employee does not return the completed form, you must withhold federal income tax as if the employee is single and claims no withholding allowances. Taxslayer 2012 New Form W-4 for 2014. Taxslayer 2012   You should make the 2014 Form W-4 available to your employees and encourage them to check their income tax withholding for 2014. Taxslayer 2012 Those employees who owed a large amount of tax or received a large refund for 2013 may want to submit a new Form W-4. Taxslayer 2012 You cannot accept substitute Forms W-4 developed by employees. Taxslayer 2012 How to figure withholding. Taxslayer 2012   You can use one of several methods to determine the amount to withhold. Taxslayer 2012 The methods are described in Publication 51 (Circular A), which contains tables showing the correct amount of federal income tax you should withhold. Taxslayer 2012 Publication 51 (Circular A) also contains additional information about federal income tax withholding. Taxslayer 2012 Nonemployee compensation. Taxslayer 2012   Generally, you do not have to withhold federal income tax on payments for services to individuals who are not your employees. Taxslayer 2012 However, you may be required to report these payments on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, and to withhold under the backup withholding rules. Taxslayer 2012 For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC. Taxslayer 2012 Required Notice to Employees About Earned Income Credit (EIC) You must provide notification about EIC to each employee who worked for you at any time during the year and from whom you did not withhold any federal income tax. Taxslayer 2012 However, you do not have to notify employees who claim exemption from federal income tax withholding on Form W-4. Taxslayer 2012 You meet the notification requirement by giving each employee any of the following. Taxslayer 2012 Form W-2, which contains EIC notification on the back of Copy B. Taxslayer 2012 A substitute Form W-2 with the exact EIC wording shown on the back of copy B of Form W-2. Taxslayer 2012 Notice 797, Possible Federal Tax Refund Due to the Earned Income Credit (EIC). Taxslayer 2012 Your own written statement with the exact wording of Notice 797. Taxslayer 2012 For more information, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Taxslayer 2012 Reporting and Paying Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Federal Income Taxes You must withhold federal income, social security, and Medicare taxes required to be withheld from the salaries and wages of your employees. Taxslayer 2012 You are liable for the payment of these taxes to the federal government whether or not you collect them from your employees. Taxslayer 2012 If, for example, you withhold less than the correct tax from an employee's wages, you are still liable for the full amount. Taxslayer 2012 You must also pay the employer's share of social security and Medicare taxes. Taxslayer 2012 There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Taxslayer 2012 Form 943. Taxslayer 2012   Report withheld federal income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax on Form 943. Taxslayer 2012 Your 2013 Form 943 is due by January 31, 2014 (or February 10, 2014, if you made deposits on time in full payment of the taxes due for the year). Taxslayer 2012 Deposits. Taxslayer 2012   Generally, you must deposit both the employer and employee shares of social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withheld during the year. Taxslayer 2012 However, you may make payments with Form 943 instead of depositing them if you accumulate less than a $2,500 tax liability (“Total taxes after adjustments” line on Form 943) during the year and you pay in full with a timely filed return. Taxslayer 2012   For more information on deposit rules, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Taxslayer 2012 Electronic deposit requirement. Taxslayer 2012   You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Taxslayer 2012 Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using EFTPS. Taxslayer 2012 If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Taxslayer 2012 Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Taxslayer 2012 EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Taxslayer 2012 Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Taxslayer 2012   For more information on making federal tax deposits, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Taxslayer 2012 To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Taxslayer 2012 eftps. Taxslayer 2012 gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Taxslayer 2012 Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966. Taxslayer 2012 Form W-2. Taxslayer 2012   By January 31, you must furnish each employee a Form W-2 showing total wages for the previous year and total federal income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax withheld. Taxslayer 2012 However, if an employee stops working for you and requests the form earlier, you must give it to the employee within 30 days of the later of the following dates. Taxslayer 2012 The date the employee requests the form. Taxslayer 2012 The date you make your final payment of wages to the employee. Taxslayer 2012 Compensation paid to H-2A visa holders. Taxslayer 2012   Report compensation of $600 or more paid to foreign agricultural workers who entered the country on H-2A visas in box 1 of Form W-2. Taxslayer 2012 Compensation paid to H-2A workers for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa is not subject to social security and Medicare taxes, and therefore should not be reported as wages subject to social security tax (line 2), Medicare tax (line 4), or Additional Medicare Tax (line 6) on Form 943, and should not be reported as social security wages (box 3) or Medicare wages (box 5) on Form W-2. Taxslayer 2012   An employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from compensation it pays to an H-2A worker for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa unless the worker asks for withholding and the employer agrees. Taxslayer 2012 In this case, the worker must give the employer a completed Form W-4. Taxslayer 2012 Federal income tax withheld should be reported on Form 943, line 8, and in box 2 of Form W-2. Taxslayer 2012   These reporting rules apply when the H-2A worker provides his or her taxpayer identification number (TIN) to the employer. Taxslayer 2012 For the rules relating to backup withholding and reporting when the H-2A worker does not provide a TIN, see the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC and the Instructions for Form 945. Taxslayer 2012 Trust fund recovery penalty. Taxslayer 2012   If you are responsible for withholding, accounting for, depositing, or paying federal withholding taxes and willfully fail to do so, you can be held liable for a penalty equal to the withheld tax not paid. Taxslayer 2012 A responsible person can be an officer of a corporation, a partner, a sole proprietor, or an employee of any form of business. Taxslayer 2012 A trustee or agent with authority over the funds of the business can also be held responsible for the penalty. Taxslayer 2012   Willfully means voluntarily, consciously, and intentionally. Taxslayer 2012 Paying other expenses of the business instead of the taxes due is acting willfully. Taxslayer 2012 Consequences of treating an employee as an independent contractor. Taxslayer 2012   If you classify an employee as an independent contractor and you have no reasonable basis for doing so, you may be held liable for employment taxes for that worker. Taxslayer 2012 See Publication 15-A for more information. Taxslayer 2012 Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax You must pay FUTA tax if you meet either of the following tests. Taxslayer 2012 You paid cash wages of $20,000 or more to farmworkers in any calendar quarter during the current or preceding calendar year. Taxslayer 2012 You employed 10 or more farmworkers for some part of at least 1 day during any 20 or more different calendar weeks during the current or preceding calendar year. Taxslayer 2012 These rules do not apply to exempt services of your spouse, your parents, or your children under age 21. Taxslayer 2012 See Family Employees , earlier. Taxslayer 2012 Alien farmworkers. Taxslayer 2012   Wages paid to aliens admitted on a temporary basis to the United States to perform farmwork (also known as “H-2A visa workers”) are exempt from FUTA tax. Taxslayer 2012 However, include your employment of these workers and the wages you paid them to determine whether you meet either of the above tests. Taxslayer 2012 Commodity wages. Taxslayer 2012   Payments in kind for farm labor are not cash wages. Taxslayer 2012 Do not count them to figure whether you are subject to FUTA tax or to figure how much tax you owe. Taxslayer 2012 Tax rate and credit. Taxslayer 2012   The gross FUTA tax rate is 6. Taxslayer 2012 0% of the first $7,000 cash wages you pay to each employee during the year. Taxslayer 2012 However, you are given a credit of up to 5. Taxslayer 2012 4% of the first $7,000 cash wages you pay to each employee for the state unemployment tax you pay. Taxslayer 2012 If your state tax rate (experience rate) is less than 5. Taxslayer 2012 4%, you may still be allowed the full 5. Taxslayer 2012 4% credit. Taxslayer 2012   If you do not pay the state tax, you cannot take the credit. Taxslayer 2012 If you are exempt from state unemployment tax for any reason, the full 6. Taxslayer 2012 0% rate applies. Taxslayer 2012 See the Instructions for Form 940 for additional information. Taxslayer 2012 More information. Taxslayer 2012   For more information on FUTA tax, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Taxslayer 2012 Reporting and Paying FUTA Tax The FUTA tax is imposed on you as the employer. Taxslayer 2012 It must not be collected or deducted from the wages of your employees. Taxslayer 2012 Form 940. Taxslayer 2012   Report FUTA tax on Form 940. Taxslayer 2012 The 2013 Form 940 is due January 31, 2014 (or February 10, 2014, if you timely deposited the full amount of your 2013 FUTA tax). Taxslayer 2012 Deposits. Taxslayer 2012   If at the end of any calendar quarter you owe, but have not yet deposited, more than $500 in FUTA tax for the year, you must make a deposit by the end of the following month. Taxslayer 2012 If the undeposited tax is $500 or less at the end of a quarter, you do not have to deposit it. Taxslayer 2012 You can add it to the tax for the next quarter. Taxslayer 2012 If the total undeposited tax is more than $500 at the end of the next quarter, a deposit will be required. Taxslayer 2012 If the total undeposited tax at the end of the 4th quarter is $500 or less, you can either make a deposit or pay it with your return by the January 31, 2014, due date. Taxslayer 2012 Electronic deposit requirement. Taxslayer 2012   You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Taxslayer 2012 Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using EFTPS. Taxslayer 2012 If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Taxslayer 2012 Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Taxslayer 2012 EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Taxslayer 2012 Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Taxslayer 2012   For more information on making federal tax deposits, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Taxslayer 2012 To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Taxslayer 2012 eftps. Taxslayer 2012 gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Taxslayer 2012 Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966. Taxslayer 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications