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Ammended tax return 4. Ammended tax return   Qualified Plans Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Kinds of PlansDefined Contribution Plan Defined Benefit Plan Qualification RulesEarly retirement. Ammended tax return Loan secured by benefits. Ammended tax return Waiver of survivor benefits. Ammended tax return Waiver of 30-day waiting period before annuity starting date. Ammended tax return Involuntary cash-out of benefits not more than dollar limit. Ammended tax return Exception for certain loans. Ammended tax return Exception for QDRO. Ammended tax return SIMPLE and safe harbor 401(k) plan exception. Ammended tax return Setting Up a Qualified PlanAdopting a Written Plan Investing Plan Assets Minimum Funding RequirementDue dates. Ammended tax return Installment percentage. Ammended tax return Extended period for making contributions. Ammended tax return ContributionsEmployer Contributions Employee Contributions When Contributions Are Considered Made Employer DeductionDeduction Limits Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals Where To Deduct Contributions Carryover of Excess Contributions Excise Tax for Nondeductible (Excess) Contributions Elective Deferrals (401(k) Plans)Limit on Elective Deferrals Automatic Enrollment Treatment of Excess Deferrals Qualified Roth Contribution ProgramElective Deferrals Qualified Distributions Reporting Requirements DistributionsRequired Distributions Distributions From 401(k) Plans Tax Treatment of Distributions Tax on Early Distributions Tax on Excess Benefits Excise Tax on Reversion of Plan Assets Notification of Significant Benefit Accrual Reduction Prohibited TransactionsTax on Prohibited Transactions Reporting RequirementsOne-participant plan. Ammended tax return Caution: Form 5500-EZ not required. Ammended tax return Form 5500. Ammended tax return Electronic filing of Forms 5500 and 5500-SF. Ammended tax return Topics - This chapter discusses: Kinds of plans Qualification rules Setting up a qualified plan Minimum funding requirement Contributions Employer deduction Elective deferrals (401(k) plans) Qualified Roth contribution program Distributions Prohibited transactions Reporting requirements Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 575 Pension and Annuity Income 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 3066 Have you had your Check-up this year? for Retirement Plans 3998 Choosing A Retirement Solution for Your Small Business 4222 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses 4530 Designated Roth Accounts under a 401(k), 403(b), or governmental 457(b) plans 4531 401(k) Plan Checklist 4674 Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses 4806 Profit Sharing Plans for Small Businesses Forms (and Instructions) www. Ammended tax return dol. Ammended tax return gov/ebsa/pdf/2013-5500. Ammended tax return pdf www. Ammended tax return dol. Ammended tax return gov/ebsa/pdf/2013-5500-SF. Ammended tax return pdf W-2 Wage and Tax Statement Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Ammended tax return 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Ammended tax return 1040 U. Ammended tax return S. Ammended tax return Individual Income Tax Return Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business Schedule F (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Farming 5300 Application for Determination for Employee Benefit Plan 5310 Application for Determination for Terminating Plan 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts 5330 Return of Excise Taxes Related to Employee Benefit Plans 5500 Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan. Ammended tax return For copies of this form, go to: 5500-EZ Annual Return of One-Participant (Owners and Their Spouses) Retirement Plan 5500-SF Short Form Annual Return/Report of Small Employee Benefit Plan. Ammended tax return For copies of this form, go to: 8717 User Fee for Employee Plan Determination Letter Request 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions 8881 Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs 8955-SSA Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants With Deferred Vested Benefits These qualified retirement plans set up by self-employed individuals are sometimes called Keogh or H. Ammended tax return R. Ammended tax return 10 plans. Ammended tax return A sole proprietor or a partnership can set up one of these plans. Ammended tax return A common-law employee or a partner cannot set up one of these plans. Ammended tax return The plans described here can also be set up and maintained by employers that are corporations. Ammended tax return All the rules discussed here apply to corporations except where specifically limited to the self-employed. Ammended tax return The plan must be for the exclusive benefit of employees or their beneficiaries. Ammended tax return These qualified plans can include coverage for a self-employed individual. Ammended tax return As an employer, you can usually deduct, subject to limits, contributions you make to a qualified plan, including those made for your own retirement. Ammended tax return The contributions (and earnings and gains on them) are generally tax free until distributed by the plan. Ammended tax return Kinds of Plans There are two basic kinds of qualified plans—defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans—and different rules apply to each. Ammended tax return You can have more than one qualified plan, but your contributions to all the plans must not total more than the overall limits discussed under Contributions and Employer Deduction, later. Ammended tax return Defined Contribution Plan A defined contribution plan provides an individual account for each participant in the plan. Ammended tax return It provides benefits to a participant largely based on the amount contributed to that participant's account. Ammended tax return Benefits are also affected by any income, expenses, gains, losses, and forfeitures of other accounts that may be allocated to an account. Ammended tax return A defined contribution plan can be either a profit-sharing plan or a money purchase pension plan. Ammended tax return Profit-sharing plan. Ammended tax return   Although it is called a “profit-sharing plan,” you do not actually have to make a business profit for the year in order to make a contribution (except for yourself if you are self-employed as discussed under Self-employed Individual, later). Ammended tax return A profit-sharing plan can be set up to allow for discretionary employer contributions, meaning the amount contributed each year to the plan is not fixed. Ammended tax return An employer may even make no contribution to the plan for a given year. Ammended tax return   The plan must provide a definite formula for allocating the contribution among the participants and for distributing the accumulated funds to the employees after they reach a certain age, after a fixed number of years, or upon certain other occurrences. Ammended tax return   In general, you can be more flexible in making contributions to a profit-sharing plan than to a money purchase pension plan (discussed next) or a defined benefit plan (discussed later). Ammended tax return Money purchase pension plan. Ammended tax return   Contributions to a money purchase pension plan are fixed and are not based on your business profits. Ammended tax return For example, if the plan requires that contributions be 10% of the participants' compensation without regard to whether you have profits (or the self-employed person has earned income), the plan is a money purchase pension plan. Ammended tax return This applies even though the compensation of a self-employed individual as a participant is based on earned income derived from business profits. Ammended tax return Defined Benefit Plan A defined benefit plan is any plan that is not a defined contribution plan. Ammended tax return Contributions to a defined benefit plan are based on what is needed to provide definitely determinable benefits to plan participants. Ammended tax return Actuarial assumptions and computations are required to figure these contributions. Ammended tax return Generally, you will need continuing professional help to have a defined benefit plan. Ammended tax return Qualification Rules To qualify for the tax benefits available to qualified plans, a plan must meet certain requirements (qualification rules) of the tax law. Ammended tax return Generally, unless you write your own plan, the financial institution that provided your plan will take the continuing responsibility for meeting qualification rules that are later changed. Ammended tax return The following is a brief overview of important qualification rules that generally have not yet been discussed. Ammended tax return It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Ammended tax return See Setting Up a Qualified Plan , later. Ammended tax return Generally, the following qualification rules also apply to a SIMPLE 401(k) retirement plan. Ammended tax return A SIMPLE 401(k) plan is, however, not subject to the top-heavy plan rules and nondiscrimination rules if the plan satisfies the provisions discussed in chapter 3 under SIMPLE 401(k) Plan. Ammended tax return Plan assets must not be diverted. Ammended tax return   Your plan must make it impossible for its assets to be used for, or diverted to, purposes other than the benefit of employees and their beneficiaries. Ammended tax return As a general rule, the assets cannot be diverted to the employer. Ammended tax return Minimum coverage requirement must be met. Ammended tax return   To be a qualified plan, a defined benefit plan must benefit at least the lesser of the following. Ammended tax return 50 employees, or The greater of: 40% of all employees, or Two employees. Ammended tax return If there is only one employee, the plan must benefit that employee. Ammended tax return Contributions or benefits must not discriminate. Ammended tax return   Under the plan, contributions or benefits to be provided must not discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees. Ammended tax return Contributions and benefits must not be more than certain limits. Ammended tax return   Your plan must not provide for contributions or benefits that are more than certain limits. Ammended tax return The limits apply to the annual contributions and other additions to the account of a participant in a defined contribution plan and to the annual benefit payable to a participant in a defined benefit plan. Ammended tax return These limits are discussed later in this chapter under Contributions. Ammended tax return Minimum vesting standard must be met. Ammended tax return   Your plan must satisfy certain requirements regarding when benefits vest. Ammended tax return A benefit is vested (you have a fixed right to it) when it becomes nonforfeitable. Ammended tax return A benefit is nonforfeitable if it cannot be lost upon the happening, or failure to happen, of any event. Ammended tax return Special rules apply to forfeited benefit amounts. Ammended tax return In defined contribution plans, forfeitures can be allocated to the accounts of remaining participants in a nondiscriminatory way, or they can be used to reduce your contributions. Ammended tax return   Forfeitures under a defined benefit plan cannot be used to increase the benefits any employee would otherwise receive under the plan. Ammended tax return Forfeitures must be used instead to reduce employer contributions. Ammended tax return Participation. Ammended tax return   In general, an employee must be allowed to participate in your plan if he or she meets both the following requirements. Ammended tax return Has reached age 21. Ammended tax return Has at least 1 year of service (2 years if the plan is not a 401(k) plan and provides that after not more than 2 years of service the employee has a nonforfeitable right to all his or her accrued benefit). Ammended tax return A plan cannot exclude an employee because he or she has reached a specified age. Ammended tax return Leased employee. Ammended tax return   A leased employee, defined in chapter 1, who performs services for you (recipient of the services) is treated as your employee for certain plan qualification rules. Ammended tax return These rules include those in all the following areas. Ammended tax return Nondiscrimination in coverage, contributions, and benefits. Ammended tax return Minimum age and service requirements. Ammended tax return Vesting. Ammended tax return Limits on contributions and benefits. Ammended tax return Top-heavy plan requirements. Ammended tax return Contributions or benefits provided by the leasing organization for services performed for you are treated as provided by you. Ammended tax return Benefit payment must begin when required. Ammended tax return   Your plan must provide that, unless the participant chooses otherwise, the payment of benefits to the participant must begin within 60 days after the close of the latest of the following periods. Ammended tax return The plan year in which the participant reaches the earlier of age 65 or the normal retirement age specified in the plan. Ammended tax return The plan year in which the 10th anniversary of the year in which the participant began participating in the plan occurs. Ammended tax return The plan year in which the participant separates from service. Ammended tax return Early retirement. Ammended tax return   Your plan can provide for payment of retirement benefits before the normal retirement age. Ammended tax return If your plan offers an early retirement benefit, a participant who separates from service before satisfying the early retirement age requirement is entitled to that benefit if he or she meets both the following requirements. Ammended tax return Satisfies the service requirement for the early retirement benefit. Ammended tax return Separates from service with a nonforfeitable right to an accrued benefit. Ammended tax return The benefit, which may be actuarially reduced, is payable when the early retirement age requirement is met. Ammended tax return Required minimum distributions. Ammended tax return   Special rules require minimum annual distributions from qualified plans, generally beginning after age  70½. Ammended tax return See Required Distributions , under Distributions, later. Ammended tax return Survivor benefits. Ammended tax return   Defined benefit and money purchase pension plans must provide automatic survivor benefits in both the following forms. Ammended tax return A qualified joint and survivor annuity for a vested participant who does not die before the annuity starting date. Ammended tax return A qualified pre-retirement survivor annuity for a vested participant who dies before the annuity starting date and who has a surviving spouse. Ammended tax return   The automatic survivor benefit also applies to any participant under a profit-sharing plan unless all the following conditions are met. Ammended tax return The participant does not choose benefits in the form of a life annuity. Ammended tax return The plan pays the full vested account balance to the participant's surviving spouse (or other beneficiary if the surviving spouse consents or if there is no surviving spouse) if the participant dies. Ammended tax return The plan is not a direct or indirect transferee of a plan that must provide automatic survivor benefits. Ammended tax return Loan secured by benefits. Ammended tax return   If automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under a plan, he or she must consent to a loan that uses as security the accrued benefits in the plan. Ammended tax return Waiver of survivor benefits. Ammended tax return   Each plan participant may be permitted to waive the joint and survivor annuity or the pre-retirement survivor annuity (or both), but only if the participant has the written consent of the spouse. Ammended tax return The plan also must allow the participant to withdraw the waiver. Ammended tax return The spouse's consent must be witnessed by a plan representative or notary public. Ammended tax return Waiver of 30-day waiting period before annuity starting date. Ammended tax return    A plan may permit a participant to waive (with spousal consent) the 30-day minimum waiting period after a written explanation of the terms and conditions of a joint and survivor annuity is provided to each participant. Ammended tax return   The waiver is allowed only if the distribution begins more than 7 days after the written explanation is provided. Ammended tax return Involuntary cash-out of benefits not more than dollar limit. Ammended tax return   A plan may provide for the immediate distribution of the participant's benefit under the plan if the present value of the benefit is not greater than $5,000. Ammended tax return   However, the distribution cannot be made after the annuity starting date unless the participant and the spouse or surviving spouse of a participant who died (if automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under the plan) consents in writing to the distribution. Ammended tax return If the present value is greater than $5,000, the plan must have the written consent of the participant and the spouse or surviving spouse (if automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under the plan) for any immediate distribution of the benefit. Ammended tax return   Benefits attributable to rollover contributions and earnings on them can be ignored in determining the present value of these benefits. Ammended tax return   A plan must provide for the automatic rollover of any cash-out distribution of more than $1,000 to an individual retirement account or annuity, unless the participant chooses otherwise. Ammended tax return A section 402(f) notice must be sent prior to an involuntary cash-out of an eligible rollover distribution. Ammended tax return See Section 402(f) Notice under Distributions, later, for more details. Ammended tax return Consolidation, merger, or transfer of assets or liabilities. Ammended tax return   Your plan must provide that, in the case of any merger or consolidation with, or transfer of assets or liabilities to, any other plan, each participant would (if the plan then terminated) receive a benefit equal to or more than the benefit he or she would have been entitled to just before the merger, etc. Ammended tax return (if the plan had then terminated). Ammended tax return Benefits must not be assigned or alienated. Ammended tax return   Your plan must provide that a participant's or beneficiary's benefits under the plan cannot be taken away by any legal or equitable proceeding except as provided below or pursuant to certain judgements or settlements against the participant for violations of plan rules. Ammended tax return Exception for certain loans. Ammended tax return   A loan from the plan (not from a third party) to a participant or beneficiary is not treated as an assignment or alienation if the loan is secured by the participant's accrued nonforfeitable benefit and is exempt from the tax on prohibited transactions under section 4975(d)(1) or would be exempt if the participant were a disqualified person. Ammended tax return A disqualified person is defined later in this chapter under Prohibited Transactions. Ammended tax return Exception for QDRO. Ammended tax return   Compliance with a QDRO (qualified domestic relations order) does not result in a prohibited assignment or alienation of benefits. Ammended tax return   Payments to an alternate payee under a QDRO before the participant attains age 59½ are not subject to the 10% additional tax that would otherwise apply under certain circumstances. Ammended tax return Benefits distributed to an alternate payee under a QDRO can be rolled over tax free to an individual retirement account or to an individual retirement annuity. Ammended tax return No benefit reduction for social security increases. Ammended tax return   Your plan must not permit a benefit reduction for a post-separation increase in the social security benefit level or wage base for any participant or beneficiary who is receiving benefits under your plan, or who is separated from service and has nonforfeitable rights to benefits. Ammended tax return This rule also applies to plans supplementing the benefits provided by other federal or state laws. Ammended tax return Elective deferrals must be limited. Ammended tax return   If your plan provides for elective deferrals, it must limit those deferrals to the amount in effect for that particular year. Ammended tax return See Limit on Elective Deferrals later in this chapter. Ammended tax return Top-heavy plan requirements. Ammended tax return   A top-heavy plan is one that mainly favors partners, sole proprietors, and other key employees. Ammended tax return   A plan is top-heavy for a plan year if, for the preceding plan year, the total value of accrued benefits or account balances of key employees is more than 60% of the total value of accrued benefits or account balances of all employees. Ammended tax return Additional requirements apply to a top-heavy plan primarily to provide minimum benefits or contributions for non-key employees covered by the plan. Ammended tax return   Most qualified plans, whether or not top-heavy, must contain provisions that meet the top-heavy requirements and will take effect in plan years in which the plans are top-heavy. Ammended tax return These qualification requirements for top-heavy plans are explained in section 416 and its regulations. Ammended tax return SIMPLE and safe harbor 401(k) plan exception. Ammended tax return   The top-heavy plan requirements do not apply to SIMPLE 401(k) plans, discussed earlier in chapter 3, or to safe harbor 401(k) plans that consist solely of safe harbor contributions, discussed later in this chapter. Ammended tax return QACAs (discussed later) also are not subject to top-heavy requirements. Ammended tax return Setting Up a Qualified Plan There are two basic steps in setting up a qualified plan. Ammended tax return First you adopt a written plan. Ammended tax return Then you invest the plan assets. Ammended tax return You, the employer, are responsible for setting up and maintaining the plan. Ammended tax return If you are self-employed, it is not necessary to have employees besides yourself to sponsor and set up a qualified plan. Ammended tax return If you have employees, see Participation, under Qualification Rules, earlier. Ammended tax return Set-up deadline. Ammended tax return   To take a deduction for contributions for a tax year, your plan must be set up (adopted) by the last day of that year (December 31 for calendar-year employers). Ammended tax return Credit for startup costs. Ammended tax return   You may be able to claim a tax credit for part of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a qualified plan that first became effective in 2013. Ammended tax return For more information, see Credit for startup costs under Reminders, earlier. Ammended tax return Adopting a Written Plan You must adopt a written plan. Ammended tax return The plan can be an IRS-approved master or prototype plan offered by a sponsoring organization. Ammended tax return Or it can be an individually designed plan. Ammended tax return Written plan requirement. Ammended tax return   To qualify, the plan you set up must be in writing and must be communicated to your employees. Ammended tax return The plan's provisions must be stated in the plan. Ammended tax return It is not sufficient for the plan to merely refer to a requirement of the Internal Revenue Code. Ammended tax return Master or prototype plans. Ammended tax return   Most qualified plans follow a standard form of plan (a master or prototype plan) approved by the IRS. Ammended tax return Master and prototype plans are plans made available by plan providers for adoption by employers (including self-employed individuals). Ammended tax return Under a master plan, a single trust or custodial account is established, as part of the plan, for the joint use of all adopting employers. Ammended tax return Under a prototype plan, a separate trust or custodial account is established for each employer. Ammended tax return Plan providers. Ammended tax return   The following organizations generally can provide IRS-approved master or prototype plans. Ammended tax return Banks (including some savings and loan associations and federally insured credit unions). Ammended tax return Trade or professional organizations. Ammended tax return Insurance companies. Ammended tax return Mutual funds. Ammended tax return Individually designed plan. Ammended tax return   If you prefer, you can set up an individually designed plan to meet specific needs. Ammended tax return Although advance IRS approval is not required, you can apply for approval by paying a fee and requesting a determination letter. Ammended tax return You may need professional help for this. Ammended tax return See Rev. Ammended tax return Proc. Ammended tax return 2014-6, 2014-1 I. Ammended tax return R. Ammended tax return B. Ammended tax return 198, available at www. Ammended tax return irs. Ammended tax return gov/irb/2014-1_IRB/ar10. Ammended tax return html, as annually updated, that may help you decide whether to apply for approval. Ammended tax return Internal Revenue Bulletins are available on the IRS website at IRS. Ammended tax return gov They are also available at most IRS offices and at certain libraries. Ammended tax return User fee. Ammended tax return   The fee mentioned earlier for requesting a determination letter does not apply to employers who have 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 of compensation from the employer for the preceding year. Ammended tax return At least one of them must be a non-highly compensated employee participating in the plan. Ammended tax return The fee does not apply to requests made by the later of the following dates. Ammended tax return The end of the 5th plan year the plan is in effect. Ammended tax return The end of any remedial amendment period for the plan that begins within the first 5 plan years. Ammended tax return The request cannot be made by the sponsor of a prototype or similar plan the sponsor intends to market to participating employers. Ammended tax return   For more information about whether the user fee applies, see Rev. Ammended tax return Proc. Ammended tax return 2014-8, 2014-1 I. Ammended tax return R. Ammended tax return B. Ammended tax return 242, available at www. Ammended tax return irs. Ammended tax return gov/irb/2014-1_IRB/ar12. Ammended tax return html, as may be annually updated; Notice 2003-49, 2003-32 I. Ammended tax return R. Ammended tax return B. Ammended tax return 294, available at www. Ammended tax return irs. Ammended tax return gov/irb/2003-32_IRB/ar13. Ammended tax return html; and Notice 2011-86, 2011-45 I. Ammended tax return R. Ammended tax return B. Ammended tax return 698, available at www. Ammended tax return irs. Ammended tax return gov/irb/2011-45_IRB/ar11. Ammended tax return html. Ammended tax return Investing Plan Assets In setting up a qualified plan, you arrange how the plan's funds will be used to build its assets. Ammended tax return You can establish a trust or custodial account to invest the funds. Ammended tax return You, the trust, or the custodial account can buy an annuity contract from an insurance company. Ammended tax return Life insurance can be included only if it is incidental to the retirement benefits. Ammended tax return You set up a trust by a legal instrument (written document). Ammended tax return You may need professional help to do this. Ammended tax return You can set up a custodial account with a bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or other person who can act as the plan trustee. Ammended tax return You do not need a trust or custodial account, although you can have one, to invest the plan's funds in annuity contracts or face-amount certificates. Ammended tax return If anyone other than a trustee holds them, however, the contracts or certificates must state they are not transferable. Ammended tax return Other plan requirements. Ammended tax return   For information on other important plan requirements, see Qualification Rules , earlier in this chapter. Ammended tax return Minimum Funding Requirement In general, if your plan is a money purchase pension plan or a defined benefit plan, you must actually pay enough into the plan to satisfy the minimum funding standard for each year. Ammended tax return Determining the amount needed to satisfy the minimum funding standard for a defined benefit plan is complicated, and you should seek professional help in order to meet these contribution requirements. Ammended tax return For information on this funding requirement, see section 412 and its regulations. Ammended tax return Quarterly installments of required contributions. Ammended tax return   If your plan is a defined benefit plan subject to the minimum funding requirements, you generally must make quarterly installment payments of the required contributions. Ammended tax return If you do not pay the full installments timely, you may have to pay interest on any underpayment for the period of the underpayment. Ammended tax return Due dates. Ammended tax return   The due dates for the installments are 15 days after the end of each quarter. Ammended tax return For a calendar-year plan, the installments are due April 15, July 15, October 15, and January 15 (of the following year). Ammended tax return Installment percentage. Ammended tax return   Each quarterly installment must be 25% of the required annual payment. Ammended tax return Extended period for making contributions. Ammended tax return   Additional contributions required to satisfy the minimum funding requirement for a plan year will be considered timely if made by 8½ months after the end of that year. Ammended tax return Contributions A qualified plan is generally funded by your contributions. Ammended tax return However, employees participating in the plan may be permitted to make contributions, and you may be permitted to make contributions on your own behalf. Ammended tax return See Employee Contributions and Elective Deferrals later. Ammended tax return Contributions deadline. Ammended tax return   You can make deductible contributions for a tax year up to the due date of your return (plus extensions) for that year. Ammended tax return Self-employed individual. Ammended tax return   You can make contributions on behalf of yourself only if you have net earnings (compensation) from self-employment in the trade or business for which the plan was set up. Ammended tax return Your net earnings must be from your personal services, not from your investments. Ammended tax return If you have a net loss from self-employment, you cannot make contributions for yourself for the year, even if you can contribute for common-law employees based on their compensation. Ammended tax return Employer Contributions There are certain limits on the contributions and other annual additions you can make each year for plan participants. Ammended tax return There are also limits on the amount you can deduct. Ammended tax return See Deduction Limits , later. Ammended tax return Limits on Contributions and Benefits Your plan must provide that contributions or benefits cannot exceed certain limits. Ammended tax return The limits differ depending on whether your plan is a defined contribution plan or a defined benefit plan. Ammended tax return Defined benefit plan. Ammended tax return   For 2013, the annual benefit for a participant under a defined benefit plan cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Ammended tax return 100% of the participant's average compensation for his or her highest 3 consecutive calendar years. Ammended tax return $205,000 ($210,000 for 2014). Ammended tax return Defined contribution plan. Ammended tax return   For 2013, a defined contribution plan's annual contributions and other additions (excluding earnings) to the account of a participant cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Ammended tax return 100% of the participant's compensation. Ammended tax return $51,000 ($52,000 for 2014). Ammended tax return   Catch-up contributions (discussed later under Limit on Elective Deferrals) are not subject to the above limit. Ammended tax return Employee Contributions Participants may be permitted to make nondeductible contributions to a plan in addition to your contributions. Ammended tax return Even though these employee contributions are not deductible, the earnings on them are tax free until distributed in later years. Ammended tax return Also, these contributions must satisfy the actual contribution percentage (ACP) test of section 401(m)(2), a nondiscrimination test that applies to employee contributions and matching contributions. Ammended tax return See Regulations sections 1. Ammended tax return 401(k)-2 and 1. Ammended tax return 401(m)-2 for further guidance relating to the nondiscrimination rules under sections 401(k) and 401(m). Ammended tax return When Contributions Are Considered Made You generally apply your plan contributions to the year in which you make them. Ammended tax return But you can apply them to the previous year if all the following requirements are met. Ammended tax return You make them by the due date of your tax return for the previous year (plus extensions). Ammended tax return The plan was established by the end of the previous year. Ammended tax return The plan treats the contributions as though it had received them on the last day of the previous year. Ammended tax return You do either of the following. Ammended tax return You specify in writing to the plan administrator or trustee that the contributions apply to the previous year. Ammended tax return You deduct the contributions on your tax return for the previous year. Ammended tax return A partnership shows contributions for partners on Form 1065. Ammended tax return Employer's promissory note. Ammended tax return   Your promissory note made out to the plan is not a payment that qualifies for the deduction. Ammended tax return Also, issuing this note is a prohibited transaction subject to tax. Ammended tax return See Prohibited Transactions , later. Ammended tax return Employer Deduction You can usually deduct, subject to limits, contributions you make to a qualified plan, including those made for your own retirement. Ammended tax return The contributions (and earnings and gains on them) are generally tax free until distributed by the plan. Ammended tax return Deduction Limits The deduction limit for your contributions to a qualified plan depends on the kind of plan you have. Ammended tax return Defined contribution plans. Ammended tax return   The deduction for contributions to a defined contribution plan (profit-sharing plan or money purchase pension plan) cannot be more than 25% of the compensation paid (or accrued) during the year to your eligible employees participating in the plan. Ammended tax return If you are self-employed, you must reduce this limit in figuring the deduction for contributions you make for your own account. Ammended tax return See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals , later. Ammended tax return   When figuring the deduction limit, the following rules apply. Ammended tax return Elective deferrals (discussed later) are not subject to the limit. Ammended tax return Compensation includes elective deferrals. Ammended tax return The maximum compensation that can be taken into account for each employee in 2013 is $255,000 ($260,000 for 2014). Ammended tax return Defined benefit plans. Ammended tax return   The deduction for contributions to a defined benefit plan is based on actuarial assumptions and computations. Ammended tax return Consequently, an actuary must figure your deduction limit. Ammended tax return    In figuring the deduction for contributions, you cannot take into account any contributions or benefits that are more than the limits discussed earlier under Limits on Contributions and Benefits, earlier. Ammended tax return Table 4–1. Ammended tax return Carryover of Excess Contributions Illustrated—Profit-Sharing Plan (000's omitted) Year Participants' compensation Participants' share of required contribution (10% of annual profit) Deductible  limit for current year (25% of compensation) Contribution Excess contribution carryover used1 Total  deduction including carryovers Excess contribution carryover available at end of year 2010 $1,000 $100 $250 $100 $ 0 $100 $ 0 2011 400 165 100 165 0 100 65 2012 500 100 125 100 25 125 40 2013 600 100 150 100 40 140 0  1There were no carryovers from years before 2010. Ammended tax return Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals If you make contributions for yourself, you need to make a special computation to figure your maximum deduction for these contributions. Ammended tax return Compensation is your net earnings from self-employment, defined in chapter 1. Ammended tax return This definition takes into account both the following items. Ammended tax return The deduction for the deductible part of your self-employment tax. Ammended tax return The deduction for contributions on your behalf to the plan. Ammended tax return The deduction for your own contributions and your net earnings depend on each other. Ammended tax return For this reason, you determine the deduction for your own contributions indirectly by reducing the contribution rate called for in your plan. Ammended tax return To do this, use either the Rate Table for Self-Employed or the Rate Worksheet for Self-Employed in chapter 5. Ammended tax return Then figure your maximum deduction by using the Deduction Worksheet for Self-Employed in chapter 5. Ammended tax return Where To Deduct Contributions Deduct the contributions you make for your common-law employees on your tax return. Ammended tax return For example, sole proprietors deduct them on Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule F (Form 1040); partnerships deduct them on Form 1065; and corporations deduct them on Form 1120, or Form 1120S. Ammended tax return Sole proprietors and partners deduct contributions for themselves on line 28 of Form 1040. Ammended tax return (If you are a partner, contributions for yourself are shown on the Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) you get from the partnership. Ammended tax return ) Carryover of Excess Contributions If you contribute more to the plans than you can deduct for the year, you can carry over and deduct the difference in later years, combined with your contributions for those years. Ammended tax return Your combined deduction in a later year is limited to 25% of the participating employees' compensation for that year. Ammended tax return For purposes of this limit, a SEP is treated as a profit-sharing (defined contribution) plan. Ammended tax return However, this percentage limit must be reduced to figure your maximum deduction for contributions you make for yourself. Ammended tax return See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals, earlier. Ammended tax return The amount you carry over and deduct may be subject to the excise tax discussed next. Ammended tax return Table 4-1, earlier, illustrates the carryover of excess contributions to a profit-sharing plan. Ammended tax return Excise Tax for Nondeductible (Excess) Contributions If you contribute more than your deduction limit to a retirement plan, you have made nondeductible contributions and you may be liable for an excise tax. Ammended tax return In general, a 10% excise tax applies to nondeductible contributions made to qualified pension and profit-sharing plans and to SEPs. Ammended tax return Special rule for self-employed individuals. Ammended tax return   The 10% excise tax does not apply to any contribution made to meet the minimum funding requirements in a money purchase pension plan or a defined benefit plan. Ammended tax return Even if that contribution is more than your earned income from the trade or business for which the plan is set up, the difference is not subject to this excise tax. Ammended tax return See Minimum Funding Requirement , earlier. Ammended tax return Reporting the tax. Ammended tax return   You must report the tax on your nondeductible contributions on Form 5330. Ammended tax return Form 5330 includes a computation of the tax. Ammended tax return See the separate instructions for completing the form. Ammended tax return Elective Deferrals (401(k) Plans) Your qualified plan can include a cash or deferred arrangement under which participants can choose to have you contribute part of their before-tax compensation to the plan rather than receive the compensation in cash. Ammended tax return A plan with this type of arrangement is popularly known as a “401(k) plan. Ammended tax return ” (As a self-employed individual participating in the plan, you can contribute part of your before-tax net earnings from the business. Ammended tax return ) This contribution is called an “elective deferral” because participants choose (elect) to defer receipt of the money. Ammended tax return In general, a qualified plan can include a cash or deferred arrangement only if the qualified plan is one of the following plans. Ammended tax return A profit-sharing plan. Ammended tax return A money purchase pension plan in existence on June 27, 1974, that included a salary reduction arrangement on that date. Ammended tax return Partnership. Ammended tax return   A partnership can have a 401(k) plan. Ammended tax return Restriction on conditions of participation. Ammended tax return   The plan cannot require, as a condition of participation, that an employee complete more than 1 year of service. Ammended tax return Matching contributions. Ammended tax return   If your plan permits, you can make matching contributions for an employee who makes an elective deferral to your 401(k) plan. Ammended tax return For example, the plan might provide that you will contribute 50 cents for each dollar your participating employees choose to defer under your 401(k) plan. Ammended tax return Matching contributions are generally subject to the ACP test discussed earlier under Employee Contributions. Ammended tax return Nonelective contributions. Ammended tax return   You can also make contributions (other than matching contributions) for your participating employees without giving them the choice to take cash instead. Ammended tax return These are called nonelective contributions. Ammended tax return Employee compensation limit. Ammended tax return   No more than $255,000 of the employee's compensation can be taken into account when figuring contributions other than elective deferrals in 2013. Ammended tax return This limit is $260,000 in 2014. Ammended tax return SIMPLE 401(k) plan. Ammended tax return   If you had 100 or fewer employees who earned $5,000 or more in compensation during the preceding year, you may be able to set up a SIMPLE 401(k) plan. Ammended tax return A SIMPLE 401(k) plan is not subject to the nondiscrimination and top-heavy plan requirements discussed earlier under Qualification Rules. Ammended tax return For details about SIMPLE 401(k) plans, see SIMPLE 401(k) Plan in chapter 3. Ammended tax return Distributions. Ammended tax return   Certain rules apply to distributions from 401(k) plans. Ammended tax return See Distributions From 401(k) Plans , later. Ammended tax return Limit on Elective Deferrals There is a limit on the amount an employee can defer each year under these plans. Ammended tax return This limit applies without regard to community property laws. Ammended tax return Your plan must provide that your employees cannot defer more than the limit that applies for a particular year. Ammended tax return For 2013 and 2014, the basic limit on elective deferrals is $17,500. Ammended tax return This limit applies to all salary reduction contributions and elective deferrals. Ammended tax return If, in conjunction with other plans, the deferral limit is exceeded, the difference is included in the employee's gross income. Ammended tax return Catch-up contributions. Ammended tax return   A 401(k) plan can permit participants who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year to also make catch-up contributions. Ammended tax return The catch-up contribution limit for 2013 and 2014 is $5,500. Ammended tax return Elective deferrals are not treated as catch-up contributions for 2013 until they exceed the $17,500 limit, the actual deferral percentage (ADP) test limit of section 401(k)(3), or the plan limit (if any). Ammended tax return However, the catch-up contribution a participant can make for a year cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Ammended tax return The catch-up contribution limit. Ammended tax return The excess of the participant's compensation over the elective deferrals that are not catch-up contributions. Ammended tax return Treatment of contributions. Ammended tax return   Your contributions to your own 401(k) plan are generally deductible by you for the year they are contributed to the plan. Ammended tax return Matching or nonelective contributions made to the plan are also deductible by you in the year of contribution. Ammended tax return Your employees' elective deferrals other than designated Roth contributions are tax free until distributed from the plan. Ammended tax return Elective deferrals are included in wages for social security, Medicare, and federal unemployment (FUTA) tax. Ammended tax return Forfeiture. Ammended tax return   Employees have a nonforfeitable right at all times to their accrued benefit attributable to elective deferrals. Ammended tax return Reporting on Form W-2. Ammended tax return   Do not include elective deferrals in the “Wages, tips, other compensation” box of Form W-2. Ammended tax return You must, however, include them in the “Social security wages” and “Medicare wages and tips” boxes. Ammended tax return You must also include them in box 12. Ammended tax return Mark the “Retirement plan” checkbox in box 13. Ammended tax return For more information, see the Form W-2 instructions. Ammended tax return Automatic Enrollment Your 401(k) plan can have an automatic enrollment feature. Ammended tax return Under this feature, you can automatically reduce an employee's pay by a fixed percentage and contribute that amount to the 401(k) plan on his or her behalf unless the employee affirmatively chooses not to have his or her pay reduced or chooses to have it reduced by a different percentage. Ammended tax return These contributions are elective deferrals. Ammended tax return An automatic enrollment feature will encourage employees' saving for retirement and will help your plan pass nondiscrimination testing (if applicable). Ammended tax return For more information, see Publication 4674, Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses. Ammended tax return Eligible automatic contribution arrangement. Ammended tax return   Under an eligible automatic contribution arrangement (EACA), a participant is treated as having elected to have the employer make contributions in an amount equal to a uniform percentage of compensation. Ammended tax return This automatic election will remain in place until the participant specifically elects not to have such deferral percentage made (or elects a different percentage). Ammended tax return There is no required deferral percentage. Ammended tax return Withdrawals. Ammended tax return   Under an EACA, you may allow participants to withdraw their automatic contributions to the plan if certain conditions are met. Ammended tax return The participant must elect the withdrawal no later than 90 days after the date of the first elective contributions under the EACA. Ammended tax return The participant must withdraw the entire amount of EACA default contributions, including any earnings thereon. Ammended tax return   If the plan allows withdrawals under the EACA, the amount of the withdrawal other than the amount of any designated Roth contributions must be included in the employee's gross income for the tax year in which the distribution is made. Ammended tax return The additional 10% tax on early distributions will not apply to the distribution. Ammended tax return Notice requirement. Ammended tax return   Under an EACA, employees must be given written notice of the terms of the EACA within a reasonable period of time before each plan year. Ammended tax return The notice must be written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average employee and be sufficiently accurate and comprehensive in order to apprise the employee of his or her rights and obligations under the EACA. Ammended tax return The notice must include an explanation of the employee's right to elect not to have elective contributions made on his or her behalf, or to elect a different percentage, and the employee must be given a reasonable period of time after receipt of the notice before the first elective contribution is made. Ammended tax return The notice also must explain how contributions will be invested in the absence of an investment election by the employee. Ammended tax return Qualified automatic contribution arrangement. Ammended tax return    A qualified automatic contribution arrangement (QACA) is a type of safe harbor plan. Ammended tax return It contains an automatic enrollment feature, and mandatory employer contributions are required. Ammended tax return If your plan includes a QACA, it will not be subject to the ADP test (discussed later) nor the top-heavy requirements (discussed earlier). Ammended tax return Additionally, your plan will not be subject to the actual contribution percentage (ACP) test if certain additional requirements are met. Ammended tax return Under a QACA, each employee who is eligible to participate in the plan will be treated as having elected to make elective deferral contributions equal to a certain default percentage of compensation. Ammended tax return In order to not have default elective deferrals made, an employee must make an affirmative election specifying a deferral percentage (including zero, if desired). Ammended tax return If an employee does not make an affirmative election, the default deferral percentage must meet the following conditions. Ammended tax return It must be applied uniformly. Ammended tax return It must not exceed 10%. Ammended tax return It must be at least 3% in the first plan year it applies to an employee and through the end of the following year. Ammended tax return It must increase to at least 4% in the following plan year. Ammended tax return It must increase to at least 5% in the following plan year. Ammended tax return It must increase to at least 6% in subsequent plan years. Ammended tax return Matching or nonelective contributions. Ammended tax return   Under the terms of the QACA, you must make either matching or nonelective contributions according to the following terms. Ammended tax return Matching contributions. Ammended tax return You must make matching contributions on behalf of each non-highly compensated employee in the following amounts. Ammended tax return An amount equal to 100% of elective deferrals, up to 1% of compensation. Ammended tax return An amount equal to 50% of elective deferrals, from 1% up to 6% of compensation. Ammended tax return Other formulas may be used as long as they are at least as favorable to non-highly compensated employees. Ammended tax return The rate of matching contributions for highly compensated employees, including yourself, must not exceed the rates for non-highly compensated employees. Ammended tax return Nonelective contributions. Ammended tax return You must make nonelective contributions on behalf of every non-highly compensated employee eligible to participate in the plan, regardless of whether they elected to participate, in an amount equal to at least 3% of their compensation. Ammended tax return Vesting requirements. Ammended tax return   All accrued benefits attributed to matching or nonelective contributions under the QACA must be 100% vested for all employees who complete 2 years of service. Ammended tax return These contributions are subject to special withdrawal restrictions, discussed later. Ammended tax return Notice requirements. Ammended tax return   Each employee eligible to participate in the QACA must receive written notice of their rights and obligations under the QACA, within a reasonable period before each plan year. Ammended tax return The notice must be written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average employee, and it must be accurate and comprehensive. Ammended tax return The notice must explain their right to elect not to have elective contributions made on their behalf, or to have contributions made at a different percentage than the default percentage. Ammended tax return Additionally, the notice must explain how contributions will be invested in the absence of any investment election by the employee. Ammended tax return The employee must have a reasonable period of time after receiving the notice to make such contribution and investment elections prior to the first contributions under the QACA. Ammended tax return Treatment of Excess Deferrals If the total of an employee's deferrals is more than the limit for 2013, the employee can have the difference (called an excess deferral) paid out of any of the plans that permit these distributions. Ammended tax return He or she must notify the plan by April 15, 2014 (or an earlier date specified in the plan), of the amount to be paid from each plan. Ammended tax return The plan must then pay the employee that amount, plus earnings on the amount through the end of 2013, by April 15, 2014. Ammended tax return Excess withdrawn by April 15. Ammended tax return   If the employee takes out the excess deferral by April 15, 2014, it is not reported again by including it in the employee's gross income for 2014. Ammended tax return However, any income earned in 2013 on the excess deferral taken out is taxable in the tax year in which it is taken out. Ammended tax return The distribution is not subject to the additional 10% tax on early distributions. Ammended tax return   If the employee takes out part of the excess deferral and the income on it, the distribution is treated as made proportionately from the excess deferral and the income. Ammended tax return   Even if the employee takes out the excess deferral by April 15, the amount will be considered for purposes of nondiscrimination testing requirements of the plan, unless the distributed amount is for a non-highly compensated employee who participates in only one employer's 401(k) plan or plans. Ammended tax return Excess not withdrawn by April 15. Ammended tax return   If the employee does not take out the excess deferral by April 15, 2014, the excess, though taxable in 2013, is not included in the employee's cost basis in figuring the taxable amount of any eventual distributions under the plan. Ammended tax return In effect, an excess deferral left in the plan is taxed twice, once when contributed and again when distributed. Ammended tax return Also, if the employee's excess deferral is allowed to stay in the plan and the employee participates in no other employer's plan, the plan can be disqualified. Ammended tax return Reporting corrective distributions on Form 1099-R. Ammended tax return   Report corrective distributions of excess deferrals (including any earnings) on Form 1099-R. Ammended tax return For specific information about reporting corrective distributions, see the Instructions for Forms 1099-R and 5498. Ammended tax return Tax on excess contributions of highly compensated employees. Ammended tax return   The law provides tests to detect discrimination in a plan. Ammended tax return If tests, such as the actual deferral percentage test (ADP test) (see section 401(k)(3)) and the actual contribution percentage test (ACP test) (see section 401(m)(2)), show that contributions for highly compensated employees are more than the test limits for these contributions, the employer may have to pay a 10% excise tax. Ammended tax return Report the tax on Form 5330. Ammended tax return The ADP test does not apply to a safe harbor 401(k) plan (discussed next) nor to a QACA. Ammended tax return Also, the ACP test does not apply to these plans if certain additional requirements are met. Ammended tax return   The tax for the year is 10% of the excess contributions for the plan year ending in your tax year. Ammended tax return Excess contributions are elective deferrals, employee contributions, or employer matching or nonelective contributions that are more than the amount permitted under the ADP test or the ACP test. Ammended tax return   See Regulations sections 1. Ammended tax return 401(k)-2 and 1. Ammended tax return 401(m)-2 for further guidance relating to the nondiscrimination rules under sections 401(k) and 401(m). Ammended tax return    If the plan fails the ADP or ACP testing, and the failure is not corrected by the end of the next plan year, the plan can be disqualified. Ammended tax return Safe harbor 401(k) plan. Ammended tax return If you meet the requirements for a safe harbor 401(k) plan, you do not have to satisfy the ADP test, nor the ACP test, if certain additional requirements are met. Ammended tax return For your plan to be a safe harbor plan, you must meet the following conditions. Ammended tax return Matching or nonelective contributions. Ammended tax return You must make matching or nonelective contributions according to one of the following formulas. Ammended tax return Matching contributions. Ammended tax return You must make matching contributions according to the following rules. Ammended tax return You must contribute an amount equal to 100% of each non-highly compensated employee's elective deferrals, up to 3% of compensation. Ammended tax return You must contribute an amount equal to 50% of each non-highly compensated employee's elective deferrals, from 3% up to 5% of compensation. Ammended tax return The rate of matching contributions for highly compensated employees, including yourself, must not exceed the rates for non-highly compensated employees. Ammended tax return Nonelective contributions. Ammended tax return You must make nonelective contributions, without regard to whether the employee made elective deferrals, on behalf of all non-highly compensated employees eligible to participate in the plan, equal to at least 3% of the employee's compensation. Ammended tax return These mandatory matching and nonelective contributions must be immediately 100% vested and are subject to special withdrawal restrictions. Ammended tax return Notice requirement. Ammended tax return You must give eligible employees written notice of their rights and obligations with regard to contributions under the plan, within a reasonable period before the plan year. Ammended tax return The other requirements for a 401(k) plan, including withdrawal and vesting rules, must also be met for your plan to qualify as a safe harbor 401(k) plan. Ammended tax return Qualified Roth Contribution Program Under this program an eligible employee can designate all or a portion of his or her elective deferrals as after-tax Roth contributions. Ammended tax return Elective deferrals designated as Roth contributions must be maintained in a separate Roth account. Ammended tax return However, unlike other elective deferrals, designated Roth contributions are not excluded from employees' gross income, but qualified distributions from a Roth account are excluded from employees' gross income. Ammended tax return Elective Deferrals Under a qualified Roth contribution program, the amount of elective deferrals that an employee may designate as a Roth contribution is limited to the maximum amount of elective deferrals excludable from gross income for the year (for 2013 and 2014, $17,500 if under age 50 and $23,000 if age 50 or over) less the total amount of the employee's elective deferrals not designated as Roth contributions. Ammended tax return Designated Roth deferrals are treated the same as pre-tax elective deferrals for most purposes, including: The annual individual elective deferral limit (total of all designated Roth contributions and traditional, pre-tax elective deferrals) of $17,500 for 2013 and 2014, with an additional $5,500 if age 50 or over for 2013 and 2014, Determining the maximum employee and employer annual contributions of the lesser of 100% of compensation or $51,000 for 2013 ($52,000 for 2014), Nondiscrimination testing, Required distributions, and Elective deferrals not taken into account for purposes of deduction limits. Ammended tax return Qualified Distributions A qualified distribution is a distribution that is made after the employee's nonexclusion period and: On or after the employee attains age   59½, On account of the employee's being disabled, or On or after the employee's death. Ammended tax return An employee's nonexclusion period for a plan is the 5-tax-year period beginning with the earlier of the following tax years. Ammended tax return The first tax year in which the employee made a contribution to his or her Roth account in the plan, or If a rollover contribution was made to the employee's designated Roth account from a designated Roth account previously established for the employee under another plan, then the first tax year the employee made a designated Roth contribution to the previously established account. Ammended tax return Rollover. Ammended tax return   Beginning September 28, 2010, a rollover from another account can be made to a designated Roth account in the same plan. Ammended tax return For additional information on these in-plan Roth rollovers, see Notice 2010-84, 2010-51 I. Ammended tax return R. Ammended tax return B. Ammended tax return 872, available at www. Ammended tax return irs. Ammended tax return gov/irb/2010-51_IRB/ar11. Ammended tax return html, and Notice 2013-74. Ammended tax return A distribution from a designated Roth account can only be rolled over to another designated Roth account or a Roth IRA. Ammended tax return Rollover amounts do not apply toward the annual deferral limit. Ammended tax return Reporting Requirements You must report a contribution to a Roth account on Form W-2 and a distribution from a Roth account on Form 1099-R. Ammended tax return See the Form W-2 and 1099-R instructions for detailed information. Ammended tax return Distributions Amounts paid to plan participants from a qualified plan are called distributions. Ammended tax return Distributions may be nonperiodic, such as lump-sum distributions, or periodic, such as annuity payments. Ammended tax return Also, certain loans may be treated as distributions. Ammended tax return See Loans Treated as Distributions in Publication 575. Ammended tax return Required Distributions A qualified plan must provide that each participant will either: Receive his or her entire interest (benefits) in the plan by the required beginning date (defined later), or Begin receiving regular periodic distributions by the required beginning date in annual amounts calculated to distribute the participant's entire interest (benefits) over his or her life expectancy or over the joint life expectancy of the participant and the designated beneficiary (or over a shorter period). Ammended tax return These distribution rules apply individually to each qualified plan. Ammended tax return You cannot satisfy the requirement for one plan by taking a distribution from another. Ammended tax return The plan must provide that these rules override any inconsistent distribution options previously offered. Ammended tax return Minimum distribution. Ammended tax return   If the account balance of a qualified plan participant is to be distributed (other than as an annuity), the plan administrator must figure the minimum amount required to be distributed each distribution calendar year. Ammended tax return This minimum is figured by dividing the account balance by the applicable life expectancy. Ammended tax return The plan administrator can use the life expectancy tables in Appendix C of Publication 590 for this purpose. Ammended tax return For more information on figuring the minimum distribution, see Tax on Excess Accumulation in Publication 575. Ammended tax return Required beginning date. Ammended tax return   Generally, each participant must receive his or her entire benefits in the plan or begin to receive periodic distributions of benefits from the plan by the required beginning date. Ammended tax return   A participant must begin to receive distributions from his or her qualified retirement plan by April 1 of the first year after the later of the following years. Ammended tax return Calendar year in which he or she reaches age 70½. Ammended tax return Calendar year in which he or she retires from employment with the employer maintaining the plan. Ammended tax return However, the plan may require the participant to begin receiving distributions by April 1 of the year after the participant reaches age 70½ even if the participant has not retired. Ammended tax return   If the participant is a 5% owner of the employer maintaining the plan, the participant must begin receiving distributions by April 1 of the first year after the calendar year in which the participant reached age 70½. Ammended tax return For more information, see Tax on Excess Accumulation in Publication 575. Ammended tax return Distributions after the starting year. Ammended tax return   The distribution required to be made by April 1 is treated as a distribution for the starting year. Ammended tax return (The starting year is the year in which the participant meets (1) or (2) above, whichever applies. Ammended tax return ) After the starting year, the participant must receive the required distribution for each year by December 31 of that year. Ammended tax return If no distribution is made in the starting year, required distributions for 2 years must be made in the next year (one by April 1 and one by December 31). Ammended tax return Distributions after participant's death. Ammended tax return   See Publication 575 for the special rules covering distributions made after the death of a participant. Ammended tax return Distributions From 401(k) Plans Generally, distributions cannot be made until one of the following occurs. Ammended tax return The employee retires, dies, becomes disabled, or otherwise severs employment. Ammended tax return The plan ends and no other defined contribution plan is established or continued. Ammended tax return In the case of a 401(k) plan that is part of a profit-sharing plan, the employee reaches age 59½ or suffers financial hardship. Ammended tax return For the rules on hardship distributions, including the limits on them, see Regulations section 1. Ammended tax return 401(k)-1(d). Ammended tax return The employee becomes eligible for a qualified reservist distribution (defined next). Ammended tax return Certain distributions listed above may be subject to the tax on early distributions discussed later. Ammended tax return Qualified reservist distributions. Ammended tax return   A qualified reservist distribution is a distribution from an IRA or an elective deferral account made after September 11, 2001, to a military reservist or a member of the National Guard who has been called to active duty for at least 180 days or for an indefinite period. Ammended tax return All or part of a qualified reservist distribution can be recontributed to an IRA. Ammended tax return The additional 10% tax on early distributions does not apply to a qualified reservist distribution. Ammended tax return Tax Treatment of Distributions Distributions from a qualified plan minus a prorated part of any cost basis are subject to income tax in the year they are distributed. Ammended tax return Since most recipients have no cost basis, a distribution is generally fully taxable. Ammended tax return An exception is a distribution that is properly rolled over as discussed under Rollover, next. Ammended tax return The tax treatment of distributions depends on whether they are made periodically over several years or life (periodic distributions) or are nonperiodic distributions. Ammended tax return See Taxation of Periodic Payments and Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments in Publication 575 for a detailed description of how distributions are taxed, including the 10-year tax option or capital gain treatment of a lump-sum distribution. Ammended tax return Note. Ammended tax return A recipient of a distribution from a designated Roth account will have a cost basis since designated Roth contributions are made on an after-tax basis. Ammended tax return Also, a distribution from a designated Roth account is entirely tax-free if certain conditions are met. Ammended tax return See Qualified distributions under Qualified Roth Contribution Program, earlier. Ammended tax return Rollover. Ammended tax return   The recipient of an eligible rollover distribution from a qualified plan can defer the tax on it by rolling it over into a traditional IRA or another eligible retirement plan. Ammended tax return However, it may be subject to withholding as discussed under Withholding requirement, later. Ammended tax return A rollover can also be made to a Roth IRA, in which case, any previously untaxed amounts are includible in gross income unless the rollover is from a designated Roth account. Ammended tax return Eligible rollover distribution. Ammended tax return   This is a distribution of all or any part of an employee's balance in a qualified retirement plan that is not any of the following. Ammended tax return A required minimum distribution. Ammended tax return See Required Distributions , earlier. Ammended tax return Any of a series of substantially equal payments made at least once a year over any of the following periods. Ammended tax return The employee's life or life expectancy. Ammended tax return The joint lives or life expectancies of the employee and beneficiary. Ammended tax return A period of 10 years or longer. Ammended tax return A hardship distribution. Ammended tax return The portion of a distribution that represents the return of an employee's nondeductible contributions to the plan. Ammended tax return See Employee Contributions , earlier, and Rollover of nontaxable amounts, next. Ammended tax return Loans treated as distributions. Ammended tax return Dividends on employer securities. Ammended tax return The cost of any life insurance coverage provided under a qualified retirement plan. Ammended tax return Similar items designated by the IRS in published guidance. Ammended tax return See, for example, the Instructions for Forms 1099-R and 5498. Ammended tax return Rollover of nontaxable amounts. Ammended tax return   You may be able to roll over the nontaxable part of a distribution to another qualified retirement plan or a section 403(b) plan, or to an IRA. Ammended tax return If the rollover is to a qualified retirement plan or a section 403(b) plan that separately accounts for the taxable and nontaxable parts of the rollover, the transfer must be made through a direct (trustee-to-trustee) rollover. Ammended tax return If the rollover is to an IRA, the transfer can be made by any rollover method. Ammended tax return Note. Ammended tax return A distribution from a designated Roth account can be rolled over to another designated Roth account or to a Roth IRA. Ammended tax return If the rollover is to a Roth IRA, it can be rolled over by any rollover method, but if the rollover is to another designated Roth account, it must be rolled over directly (trustee-to-trustee). Ammended tax return More information. Ammended tax return   For more information about rollovers, see Rollovers in Pubs. Ammended tax return 575 and 590. Ammended tax return Withholding requirement. Ammended tax return   If, during a year, a qualified plan pays to a participant one or more eligible rollover distributions (defined earlier) that are reasonably expected to total $200 or more, the payor must withhold 20% of the taxable portion of each distribution for federal income tax. Ammended tax return Exceptions. Ammended tax return   If, instead of having the distribution paid to him or her, the participant chooses to have the plan pay it directly to an IRA or another eligible retirement plan (a direct rollover), no withholding is required. Ammended tax return   If the distribution is not an eligible rollover distribution, defined earlier, the 20% withholding requirement does not apply. Ammended tax return Other withholding rules apply to distributions that are not eligible rollover distributions, such as long-term periodic distributions and required distributions (periodic or nonperiodic). Ammended tax return However, the participant can choose not to have tax withheld from these distributions. Ammended tax return If the participant does not make this choice, the following withholding rules apply. Ammended tax return For periodic distributions, withholding is based on their treatment as wages. Ammended tax return For nonperiodic distributions, 10% of the taxable part is withheld. Ammended tax return Estimated tax payments. Ammended tax return   If no income tax is withheld or not enough tax is withheld, the recipient of a distribution may have to make estimated tax payments. Ammended tax return For more information, see Withholding Tax and Estimated Tax in Publication 575. Ammended tax return Section 402(f) Notice. Ammended tax return   If a distribution is an eligible rollover distribution, as defined earlier, you must provide a written notice to the recipient that explains the following rules regarding such distributions. Ammended tax return That the distribution may be directly transferred to an eligible retirement plan and information about which distributions are eligible for this direct transfer. Ammended tax return That tax will be withheld from the distribution if it is not directly transferred to an eligible retirement plan. Ammended tax return That the distribution will not be subject to tax if transferred to an eligible retirement plan within 60 days after the date the recipient receives the distribution. Ammended tax return Certain other rules that may be applicable. Ammended tax return   Notice 2009-68, 2009-39 I. Ammended tax return R. Ammended tax return B. Ammended tax return 423, available at www. Ammended tax return irs. Ammended tax return gov/irb/2009-39_IRB/ar14. Ammended tax return html, contains two updated safe harbor section 402(f) notices that plan administrators may provide recipients of eligible rollover distributions. Ammended tax return If the plan allows in-plan Roth rollovers, the 402(f) notice must be amended to reflect this. Ammended tax return Notice 2010-84 contains guidance on how to modify a 402(f) notice for in-plan Roth rollovers. Ammended tax return Timing of notice. Ammended tax return   The notice generally must be provided no less than 30 days and no more than 180 days before the date of a distribution. Ammended tax return Method of notice. Ammended tax return   The written notice must be provided individually to each distributee of an eligible rollover distribution. Ammended tax return Posting of the notice is not sufficient. Ammended tax return However, the written requirement may be satisfied through the use of electronic media if certain additional conditions are met. Ammended tax return See Regulations section 1. Ammended tax return 401(a)-21. Ammended tax return Tax on failure to give notice. Ammended tax return   Failure to give a 402(f) notice will result in a tax of $100 for each failure, with a total not exceeding $50,000 per calendar year. Ammended tax return The tax will not be imposed if it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. Ammended tax return Tax on Early Distributions If a distribution is made to an employee under the plan before he or she reaches age 59½, the employee may have to pay a 10% additional tax on the distribution. Ammended tax return This tax applies to the amount received that the employee must include in income. Ammended tax return Exceptions. Ammended tax return   The 10% tax will not apply if distributions before age 59½ are made in any of the following circumstances. Ammended tax return Made to a beneficiary (or to the estate of the employee) on or after the death of the employee. Ammended tax return Made due to the employee having a qualifying disability. Ammended tax return Made as part of a series of substantially equal periodic payments beginning after separation from service and made at least annually for the life or life expectancy of the employee or the joint lives or life expectancies of the employee and his or her designated beneficiary. Ammended tax return (The payments under this exception, except in the case of death or disability, must continue for at least 5 years or until the employee reaches age 59½, whichever is the longer period. Ammended tax return ) Made to an employee after separation from service if the separation occurred during o
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Ammended tax return Publication 225 - Introductory Material Table of Contents IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Ammended tax return Tax questions. Ammended tax return Future Developments What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Introduction You are in the business of farming if you cultivate, operate, or manage a farm for profit, either as owner or tenant. Ammended tax return A farm includes livestock, dairy, poultry, fish, fruit, and truck farms. Ammended tax return It also includes plantations, ranches, ranges, and orchards. Ammended tax return This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Ammended tax return Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return. Ammended tax return If you need more information on a subject, get the specific IRS tax publication covering that subject. Ammended tax return We refer to many of these free publications throughout this publication. Ammended tax return See chapter 16 for information on ordering these publications. Ammended tax return The explanations and examples in this publication reflect the Internal Revenue Service's interpretation of tax laws enacted by Congress, Treasury regulations, and court decisions. Ammended tax return However, the information given does not cover every situation and is not intended to replace the law or change its meaning. Ammended tax return This publication covers subjects on which a court may have made a decision more favorable to taxpayers than the interpretation of the Service. Ammended tax return Until these differing interpretations are resolved by higher court decisions, or in some other way, this publication will continue to present the interpretation of the Service. Ammended tax return The IRS Mission. Ammended tax return   Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. Ammended tax return Comments and suggestions. Ammended tax return   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Ammended tax return   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Business Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:B 1111 Constitution Ave. Ammended tax return NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Ammended tax return Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Ammended tax return   You can email us at taxforms@irs. Ammended tax return gov. Ammended tax return Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. Ammended tax return You can also send us comments from www. Ammended tax return irs. Ammended tax return gov/formspubs/, select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “More Information. Ammended tax return ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Ammended tax return Ordering forms and publications. Ammended tax return   Visit www. Ammended tax return irs. Ammended tax return gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Ammended tax return Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Ammended tax return Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Ammended tax return   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Ammended tax return gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Ammended tax return We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Ammended tax return Comments on IRS enforcement actions. Ammended tax return   The Small Business and Agricultural Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and 10 Regional Fairness Boards were established to receive comments from small business about federal agency enforcement actions. Ammended tax return The Ombudsman will annually evaluate the enforcement activities of each agency and rate its responsiveness to small business. Ammended tax return If you wish to comment on the enforcement actions of the IRS, you can: Call 1-888-734-3247, Fax your comments to 202-481-5719, Write to Office of the National Ombudsman U. Ammended tax return S. Ammended tax return Small Business Administration 409 3rd Street, S. Ammended tax return W. Ammended tax return  Washington, DC 20416 Send an email to ombudsman@sba. Ammended tax return gov, or Download the appraisal form at  www. Ammended tax return sba. Ammended tax return gov/ombudsman. Ammended tax return Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Ammended tax return   If you want to confidentially report misconduct, waste, fraud, or abuse by an IRS employee, you can call 1-800-366-4484 (1-800-877-8339 for TTY/TDD users). Ammended tax return You can remain anonymous. Ammended tax return Farm tax classes. Ammended tax return   Many state Cooperative Extension Services conduct farm tax workshops in conjunction with the IRS. Ammended tax return Contact your county extension office for more information. Ammended tax return Rural tax education website. Ammended tax return   The Rural Tax Education website is a source for information concerning agriculturally related income and deductions and self-employment tax. Ammended tax return The website is available for farmers and ranchers, other agricultural producers, Extension educators, and any one interested in learning about the tax side of the agricultural community. Ammended tax return Members of the National Farm Income Tax Extension Committee are contributors for the website and the website is hosted by Utah State University Cooperative Extension. Ammended tax return You can visit the website at www. Ammended tax return ruraltax. Ammended tax return org. Ammended tax return Future Developments The IRS has created a page on IRS. Ammended tax return gov for information about Publication 225, at  www. Ammended tax return irs. Ammended tax return gov/pub225. Ammended tax return Information about recent developments affecting Publication 225 will be posted on that page. Ammended tax return What's New for 2013 The following items highlight a number of administrative and tax law changes for 2013. Ammended tax return They are discussed in more detail throughout the publication. Ammended tax return Standard mileage rate. Ammended tax return  For 2013, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car, van, pickup, or panel truck for each mile of business use is 56. Ammended tax return 5 cents. Ammended tax return See chapter 4. Ammended tax return Simplified method for business use of home deduction. Ammended tax return  The IRS now provides a simplified method to determine your expenses for business use of your home. Ammended tax return For more information, see Schedule C (Form 1040), Part II, and its instructions. Ammended tax return See chapter 4. Ammended tax return Increased section 179 expense deduction dollar limits. Ammended tax return  The maximum amount you can elect to deduct for most section 179 property you placed in service in 2013 is $500,000. Ammended tax return This limit is reduced by the amount by which the cost of the property placed in service during the tax year exceeds $2 million. Ammended tax return See chapter 7. Ammended tax return Extension of special depreciation allowance for certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007. Ammended tax return  You may be able to take a 50% special depreciation allowance for certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007, and placed in service before January 1, 2014. Ammended tax return See chapter 7. Ammended tax return Expiration of the 3-year recovery period for certain race horses. Ammended tax return . Ammended tax return  The 3-year recovery period for race horses two years old or younger will expire for such horses placed in service after December 31, 2013. Ammended tax return See chapter 7. Ammended tax return Tax rates. Ammended tax return  For tax years beginning in 2013, the social security part of the self-employment tax increases from 10. Ammended tax return 4% to 12. Ammended tax return 4%. Ammended tax return As a result, the self-employment tax is increased from 13. Ammended tax return 3% to 15. Ammended tax return 3%. Ammended tax return See chapter 12. Ammended tax return Maximum net earnings. Ammended tax return  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part (12. Ammended tax return 4%) of the self-employment tax increased to $113,700 for 2013. Ammended tax return There is no maximum limit on earnings subject to the Medicare part (2. Ammended tax return 9%). Ammended tax return See chapter 12. Ammended tax return Net investment income tax. Ammended tax return  For tax years beginning in 2013, individuals, estates, and trusts may be subject to the net investment income tax (NIIT). Ammended tax return If you are a trader in financial instruments and commodities and required to file Schedule C (Form 1040), your investment income (for purposes of the NIIT) may be reduced by your interest and other investment expenses to the extent those expenses are not used to reduce your self-employment income. Ammended tax return For information about NIIT and the special rule for traders in financial instruments and commodities, see the Instructions for Form 8960. Ammended tax return Social Security and Medicare Tax for 2013. Ammended tax return  The employee tax rate for social security is 6. Ammended tax return 2%. Ammended tax return The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6. Ammended tax return 2%. Ammended tax return The social security wage base limit is $113,700. Ammended tax return The Medicare tax rate is 1. Ammended tax return 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2012. Ammended tax return There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. Ammended tax return See chapter 13. Ammended tax return Additional Medicare Tax. Ammended tax return  For tax years beginning in 2013, a 0. Ammended tax return 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to your Medicare wages, Railroad Tax Act (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income above a threshold amount. Ammended tax return Use Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, to figure this tax. Ammended tax return For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8959 and the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Ammended tax return In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Ammended tax return 45%, you must withhold a 0. Ammended tax return 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Ammended tax return 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. Ammended tax return Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Ammended tax return There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Ammended tax return All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Ammended tax return 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. Ammended tax return For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Ammended tax return gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Ammended tax return See chapter 13. Ammended tax return Leave-Based donation programs to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. Ammended tax return  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. Ammended tax return The donated leave will not be included in the income or wages of the employee. Ammended tax return The employer may deduct the cash payments as business expenses or charitable contributions. Ammended tax return See chapter 13. Ammended tax return Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans extended. Ammended tax return  The work opportunity tax credit is now available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work before January 1, 2014. Ammended tax return 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. Ammended tax return For more information, visit IRS. Ammended tax return gov and enter “work opportunity credit” in the search box. Ammended tax return See chapter 13. Ammended tax return Estimated tax. Ammended tax return  For tax years beginning in 2013, the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) may need to be included when calculating your estimated tax. Ammended tax return Also, when figuring your estimated tax, you may need to include the 0. Ammended tax return 9% Additional Medicare Tax applicable to Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income above the threshold amount based on your filing status. Ammended tax return For more information, see Publication 505. Ammended tax return What's New for 2014 Maximum net earnings. Ammended tax return  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax for 2014 will be discussed in the 2013 Publication 334. Ammended tax return See chapter 12. Ammended tax return Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. Ammended tax return  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). Ammended tax return The Medicare tax rate for 2014 will also be discussed in Publication 51 (Circular A) (For use in 2014). Ammended tax return There is no limit on the amount of wages subject to Medicare tax. Ammended tax return See chapter 13. Ammended tax return Reminders The following reminders and other items may help you file your tax return. Ammended tax return   IRS e-file (Electronic Filing) You can file your tax returns electronically using an IRS e-file option. Ammended tax return The benefits of IRS e-file include faster refunds, increased accuracy, and acknowledgment of IRS receipt of your return. Ammended tax return You can use one of the following IRS e-file options. Ammended tax return Use an authorized IRS e-file provider. Ammended tax return Use a personal computer. Ammended tax return Visit a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) site. Ammended tax return For details on these fast filing methods, see your income tax package. Ammended tax return Principal agricultural activity codes. Ammended tax return  You must enter on line B of Schedule F (Form 1040) a code that identifies your principal agricultural activity. Ammended tax return It is important to use the correct code because this information will identify market segments of the public for IRS Taxpayer Education programs. Ammended tax return The U. Ammended tax return S. Ammended tax return Census Bureau also uses this information for its economic census. Ammended tax return See the list of Principal Agricultural Activity Codes on page 2 of Schedule F (Form 1040). Ammended tax return Publication on employer identification numbers (EIN). Ammended tax return  Publication 1635, Understanding Your Employer Identification Number, provides general information on employer identification numbers. Ammended tax return Topics include how to apply for an EIN and how to complete Form SS-4. Ammended tax return Change of address. Ammended tax return  If you change your home address, you should use Form 8822, Change of Addres, to notify the IRS. Ammended tax return If you change your business address, you should use Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party — Business, to notify the IRS. Ammended tax return Be sure to include your suite, room, or other unit number. Ammended tax return Reportable transactions. Ammended tax return  You must file Form 8886, Reportable Transaction Disclosure Statement, to report certain transactions. Ammended tax return You may have to pay a penalty if you are required to file Form 8886 but do not do so. Ammended tax return Reportable transactions include (1) transactions the same as or substantially similar to tax avoidance transactions identified by the IRS, (2) transactions offered to you under conditions of confidentiality and for which you paid an advisor a minimum fee, (3) transactions for which you have or a related party has a right to a full or partial refund of fees if all or part of the intended tax consequences from the transaction are not sustained, (4) transactions that result in losses of at least $2 million in any single year or $4 million in any combination of years, and (5) transactions with asset holding periods of 45 days or less and that result in a tax credit of more than $250,000. Ammended tax return For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8886. Ammended tax return Form W-4 for 2014. Ammended tax return  You should make new Forms W-4 available to your employees and encourage them to check their income tax withholding for 2014. Ammended tax return Those employees who owed a large amount of tax or received a large refund for 2013 may need to submit a new Form W-4. Ammended tax return See Publication 919, How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding. Ammended tax return Form 1099-MISC. Ammended tax return  Generally, file Form 1099-MISC if you pay at least $600 in rents, services, and other miscellaneous payments in your farming business to an individual (for example, an accountant, an attorney, or a veterinarian) who is not your employee. Ammended tax return Limited Liability Company (LLC). Ammended tax return  For purposes of this publication, a limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity organized in the United States under state law. Ammended tax return Unlike a partnership, all of the members of an LLC have limited personal liability for its debts. Ammended tax return An LLC may be classified for federal income tax purposes as a partnership, corporation, or an entity disregarded as separate from its owner by applying the rules in Regulations section 301. Ammended tax return 7701-3. Ammended tax return See Publication 3402 for more details. Ammended tax return Photographs of missing children. Ammended tax return  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Ammended tax return Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Ammended tax return You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Ammended tax return Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications