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Ez 1040 Publication 575 - Main Content Table of Contents General InformationPension. Ez 1040 Annuity. Ez 1040 Qualified employee plan. Ez 1040 Qualified employee annuity. Ez 1040 Designated Roth account. Ez 1040 Tax-sheltered annuity plan. Ez 1040 Fixed-period annuities. Ez 1040 Annuities for a single life. Ez 1040 Joint and survivor annuities. Ez 1040 Variable annuities. Ez 1040 Disability pensions. Ez 1040 Variable Annuities Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plans Disability Pensions Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers Railroad Retirement Benefits Withholding Tax and Estimated Tax Cost (Investment in the Contract)Foreign employment contributions while a nonresident alien. Ez 1040 Taxation of Periodic PaymentsPeriod of participation. Ez 1040 Fully Taxable Payments Partly Taxable Payments Taxation of Nonperiodic PaymentsFiguring the Taxable Amount Loans Treated as Distributions Transfers of Annuity Contracts Lump-Sum Distributions RolloversExceptions. Ez 1040 No tax withheld. Ez 1040 Partial rollovers. Ez 1040 Frozen deposits. Ez 1040 Reasonable period of time. Ez 1040 20% Mandatory withholding. Ez 1040 How to report. Ez 1040 How to report. Ez 1040 Special rule for Roth IRAs and designated Roth accounts. Ez 1040 Special Additional TaxesTax on Early Distributions Tax on Excess Accumulation Survivors and BeneficiariesGuaranteed payments. Ez 1040 How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics General Information Definitions. Ez 1040   Some of the terms used in this publication are defined in the following paragraphs. Ez 1040 Pension. Ez 1040   A pension is generally a series of definitely determinable payments made to you after you retire from work. Ez 1040 Pension payments are made regularly and are based on such factors as years of service and prior compensation. Ez 1040 Annuity. Ez 1040   An annuity is a series of payments under a contract made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year. Ez 1040 They can be either fixed (under which you receive a definite amount) or variable (not fixed). Ez 1040 You can buy the contract alone or with the help of your employer. Ez 1040 Qualified employee plan. Ez 1040   A qualified employee plan is an employer's stock bonus, pension, or profit-sharing plan that is for the exclusive benefit of employees or their beneficiaries and that meets Internal Revenue Code requirements. Ez 1040 It qualifies for special tax benefits, such as tax deferral for employer contributions and capital gain treatment or the 10-year tax option for lump-sum distributions (if participants qualify). Ez 1040 To determine whether your plan is a qualified plan, check with your employer or the plan administrator. Ez 1040 Qualified employee annuity. Ez 1040   A qualified employee annuity is a retirement annuity purchased by an employer for an employee under a plan that meets Internal Revenue Code requirements. Ez 1040 Designated Roth account. Ez 1040   A designated Roth account is a separate account created under a qualified Roth contribution program to which participants may elect to have part or all of their elective deferrals to a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plan designated as Roth contributions. Ez 1040 Elective deferrals that are designated as Roth contributions are included in your income. Ez 1040 However, qualified distributions (explained later) are not included in your income. Ez 1040 You should check with your plan administrator to determine if your plan will accept designated Roth contributions. Ez 1040 Tax-sheltered annuity plan. Ez 1040   A tax-sheltered annuity plan (often referred to as a 403(b) plan or a tax-deferred annuity plan) is a retirement plan for employees of public schools and certain tax-exempt organizations. Ez 1040 Generally, a tax-sheltered annuity plan provides retirement benefits by purchasing annuity contracts for its participants. Ez 1040 Types of pensions and annuities. Ez 1040   Pensions and annuities include the following types. Ez 1040 Fixed-period annuities. Ez 1040   You receive definite amounts at regular intervals for a specified length of time. Ez 1040 Annuities for a single life. Ez 1040   You receive definite amounts at regular intervals for life. Ez 1040 The payments end at death. Ez 1040 Joint and survivor annuities. Ez 1040   The first annuitant receives a definite amount at regular intervals for life. Ez 1040 After he or she dies, a second annuitant receives a definite amount at regular intervals for life. Ez 1040 The amount paid to the second annuitant may or may not differ from the amount paid to the first annuitant. Ez 1040 Variable annuities. Ez 1040   You receive payments that may vary in amount for a specified length of time or for life. Ez 1040 The amounts you receive may depend upon such variables as profits earned by the pension or annuity funds, cost-of-living indexes, or earnings from a mutual fund. Ez 1040 Disability pensions. Ez 1040   You receive disability payments because you retired on disability and have not reached minimum retirement age. Ez 1040 More than one program. Ez 1040   You may receive employee plan benefits from more than one program under a single trust or plan of your employer. Ez 1040 If you participate in more than one program, you may have to treat each as a separate pension or annuity contract, depending upon the facts in each case. Ez 1040 Also, you may be considered to have received more than one pension or annuity. Ez 1040 Your former employer or the plan administrator should be able to tell you if you have more than one contract. Ez 1040 Example. Ez 1040 Your employer set up a noncontributory profit-sharing plan for its employees. Ez 1040 The plan provides that the amount held in the account of each participant will be paid when that participant retires. Ez 1040 Your employer also set up a contributory defined benefit pension plan for its employees providing for the payment of a lifetime pension to each participant after retirement. Ez 1040 The amount of any distribution from the profit-sharing plan depends on the contributions (including allocated forfeitures) made for the participant and the earnings from those contributions. Ez 1040 Under the pension plan, however, a formula determines the amount of the pension benefits. Ez 1040 The amount of contributions is the amount necessary to provide that pension. Ez 1040 Each plan is a separate program and a separate contract. Ez 1040 If you get benefits from these plans, you must account for each separately, even though the benefits from both may be included in the same check. Ez 1040 Distributions from a designated Roth account are treated separately from other distributions from the plan. Ez 1040 Qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). Ez 1040   A QDRO is a judgment, decree, or order relating to payment of child support, alimony, or marital property rights to a spouse, former spouse, child, or other dependent of a participant in a retirement plan. Ez 1040 The QDRO must contain certain specific information, such as the name and last known mailing address of the participant and each alternate payee, and the amount or percentage of the participant's benefits to be paid to each alternate payee. Ez 1040 A QDRO may not award an amount or form of benefit that is not available under the plan. Ez 1040   A spouse or former spouse who receives part of the benefits from a retirement plan under a QDRO reports the payments received as if he or she were a plan participant. Ez 1040 The spouse or former spouse is allocated a share of the participant's cost (investment in the contract) equal to the cost times a fraction. Ez 1040 The numerator of the fraction is the present value of the benefits payable to the spouse or former spouse. Ez 1040 The denominator is the present value of all benefits payable to the participant. Ez 1040   A distribution that is paid to a child or other dependent under a QDRO is taxed to the plan participant. Ez 1040 Variable Annuities The tax rules in this publication apply both to annuities that provide fixed payments and to annuities that provide payments that vary in amount based on investment results or other factors. Ez 1040 For example, they apply to commercial variable annuity contracts, whether bought by an employee retirement plan for its participants or bought directly from the issuer by an individual investor. Ez 1040 Under these contracts, the owner can generally allocate the purchase payments among several types of investment portfolios or mutual funds and the contract value is determined by the performance of those investments. Ez 1040 The earnings are not taxed until distributed either in a withdrawal or in annuity payments. Ez 1040 The taxable part of a distribution is treated as ordinary income. Ez 1040 Net investment income tax. Ez 1040   Beginning in 2013, annuities under a nonqualified plan are included in calculating your net investment income for the net investment income tax (NIIT). Ez 1040 For information see the Instructions for Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax — Individuals, Estates and Trusts. Ez 1040 For information on the tax treatment of a transfer or exchange of a variable annuity contract, see Transfers of Annuity Contracts under Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments, later. Ez 1040 Withdrawals. Ez 1040   If you withdraw funds before your annuity starting date and your annuity is under a qualified retirement plan, a ratable part of the amount withdrawn is tax free. Ez 1040 The tax-free part is based on the ratio of your cost (investment in the contract) to your account balance under the plan. Ez 1040   If your annuity is under a nonqualified plan (including a contract you bought directly from the issuer), the amount withdrawn is allocated first to earnings (the taxable part) and then to your cost (the tax-free part). Ez 1040 However, if you bought your annuity contract before August 14, 1982, a different allocation applies to the investment before that date and the earnings on that investment. Ez 1040 To the extent the amount withdrawn does not exceed that investment and earnings, it is allocated first to your cost (the tax-free part) and then to earnings (the taxable part). Ez 1040   If you withdraw funds (other than as an annuity) on or after your annuity starting date, the entire amount withdrawn is generally taxable. Ez 1040   The amount you receive in a full surrender of your annuity contract at any time is tax free to the extent of any cost that you have not previously recovered tax free. Ez 1040 The rest is taxable. Ez 1040   For more information on the tax treatment of withdrawals, see Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments , later. Ez 1040 If you withdraw funds from your annuity before you reach age 59½, also see Tax on Early Distributions under Special Additional Taxes, later. Ez 1040 Annuity payments. Ez 1040   If you receive annuity payments under a variable annuity plan or contract, you recover your cost tax free under either the Simplified Method or the General Rule, as explained under Taxation of Periodic Payments , later. Ez 1040 For a variable annuity paid under a qualified plan, you generally must use the Simplified Method. Ez 1040 For a variable annuity paid under a nonqualified plan (including a contract you bought directly from the issuer), you must use a special computation under the General Rule. Ez 1040 For more information, see Variable annuities in Publication 939 under Computation Under the General Rule. Ez 1040 Death benefits. Ez 1040    If you receive a single-sum distribution from a variable annuity contract because of the death of the owner or annuitant, the distribution is generally taxable only to the extent it is more than the unrecovered cost of the contract. Ez 1040 If you choose to receive an annuity, the payments are subject to tax as described above. Ez 1040 If the contract provides a joint and survivor annuity and the primary annuitant had received annuity payments before death, you figure the tax-free part of annuity payments you receive as the survivor in the same way the primary annuitant did. Ez 1040 See Survivors and Beneficiaries , later. Ez 1040 Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plans If you work for a state or local government or for a tax-exempt organization, you may be able to participate in a section 457 deferred compensation plan. Ez 1040 If your plan is an eligible plan, you are not taxed currently on pay that is deferred under the plan or on any earnings from the plan's investment of the deferred pay. Ez 1040 You are generally taxed on amounts deferred in an eligible state or local government plan only when they are distributed from the plan. Ez 1040 You are taxed on amounts deferred in an eligible tax-exempt organization plan when they are distributed or otherwise made available to you. Ez 1040 Your 457(b) plan may have a designated Roth account option. Ez 1040 If so, you may be able to roll over amounts to the designated Roth account or make contributions. Ez 1040 Elective deferrals to a designated Roth account are included in your income. Ez 1040 Qualified distributions (explained later) are not included in your income. Ez 1040 See the Designated Roth accounts discussion under Taxation of Periodic Payments, later. Ez 1040 This publication covers the tax treatment of benefits under eligible section 457 plans, but it does not cover the treatment of deferrals. Ez 1040 For information on deferrals under section 457 plans, see Retirement Plan Contributions under Employee Compensation in Publication 525. Ez 1040 Is your plan eligible?   To find out if your plan is an eligible plan, check with your employer. Ez 1040 Plans that are not eligible section 457 plans include the following: Bona fide vacation leave, sick leave, compensatory time, severance pay, disability pay, or death benefit plans. Ez 1040 Nonelective deferred compensation plans for nonemployees (independent contractors). Ez 1040 Deferred compensation plans maintained by churches. Ez 1040 Length of service award plans for bona fide volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel. Ez 1040 An exception applies if the total amount paid to a volunteer exceeds $3,000 for any year of service. Ez 1040 Disability Pensions If you retired on disability, you generally must include in income any disability pension you receive under a plan that is paid for by your employer. Ez 1040 You must report your taxable disability payments as wages on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A or on line 8 of Form 1040NR until you reach minimum retirement age. Ez 1040 Minimum retirement age generally is the age at which you can first receive a pension or annuity if you are not disabled. Ez 1040 You may be entitled to a tax credit if you were permanently and totally disabled when you retired. Ez 1040 For information on this credit, see Publication 524. Ez 1040 Beginning on the day after you reach minimum retirement age, payments you receive are taxable as a pension or annuity. Ez 1040 Report the payments on Form 1040, lines 16a and 16b; Form 1040A, lines 12a and 12b; or on Form 1040NR, lines 17a and 17b. Ez 1040 Disability payments for injuries incurred as a direct result of a terrorist attack directed against the United States (or its allies) are not included in income. Ez 1040 For more information about payments to survivors of terrorist attacks, see Publication 3920, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks. Ez 1040 Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers If you are an eligible retired public safety officer (law enforcement officer, firefighter, chaplain, or member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew), you can elect to exclude from income distributions made from your eligible retirement plan that are used to pay the premiums for accident or health insurance or long-term care insurance. Ez 1040 The premiums can be for coverage for you, your spouse, or dependents. Ez 1040 The distribution must be made directly from the plan to the insurance provider. Ez 1040 You can exclude from income the smaller of the amount of the insurance premiums or $3,000. Ez 1040 You can only make this election for amounts that would otherwise be included in your income. Ez 1040 The amount excluded from your income cannot be used to claim a medical expense deduction. Ez 1040 An eligible retirement plan is a governmental plan that is: a qualified trust, a section 403(a) plan, a section 403(b) annuity, or a section 457(b) plan. Ez 1040 If you make this election, reduce the otherwise taxable amount of your pension or annuity by the amount excluded. Ez 1040 The amount shown in box 2a of Form 1099-R does not reflect this exclusion. Ez 1040 Report your total distributions on Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a. Ez 1040 Report the taxable amount on Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b. Ez 1040 Enter “PSO” next to the appropriate line on which you report the taxable amount. Ez 1040 If you are retired on disability and reporting your disability pension on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A, or line 8 of Form 1040NR, include only the taxable amount on that line and enter “PSO” and the amount excluded on the dotted line next to the applicable line. Ez 1040 Railroad Retirement Benefits Benefits paid under the Railroad Retirement Act fall into two categories. Ez 1040 These categories are treated differently for income tax purposes. Ez 1040 The first category is the amount of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits that equals the social security benefit that a railroad employee or beneficiary would have been entitled to receive under the social security system. Ez 1040 This part of the tier 1 benefit is the social security equivalent benefit (SSEB) and you treat it for tax purposes like social security benefits. Ez 1040 If you received, repaid, or had tax withheld from the SSEB portion of tier 1 benefits during 2013, you will receive Form RRB-1099, Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board (or Form RRB-1042S, Statement for Nonresident Alien Recipients of Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board, if you are a nonresident alien) from the U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). Ez 1040 For more information about the tax treatment of the SSEB portion of tier 1 benefits and Forms RRB-1099 and RRB-1042S, see Publication 915. Ez 1040 The second category contains the rest of the tier 1 railroad retirement benefits, called the non-social security equivalent benefit (NSSEB). Ez 1040 It also contains any tier 2 benefit, vested dual benefit (VDB), and supplemental annuity benefit. Ez 1040 Treat this category of benefits, shown on Form RRB-1099-R, as an amount received from a qualified employee plan. Ez 1040 This allows for the tax-free (nontaxable) recovery of employee contributions from the tier 2 benefits and the NSSEB part of the tier 1 benefits. Ez 1040 (The NSSEB and tier 2 benefits, less certain repayments, are combined into one amount called the Contributory Amount Paid on Form RRB-1099-R. Ez 1040 ) Vested dual benefits and supplemental annuity benefits are non-contributory pensions and are fully taxable. Ez 1040 See Taxation of Periodic Payments , later, for information on how to report your benefits and how to recover the employee contributions tax free. Ez 1040 Form RRB-1099-R is used for U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 citizens, resident aliens, and nonresident aliens. Ez 1040 Nonresident aliens. Ez 1040   A nonresident alien is an individual who is not a citizen or a resident alien of the United States. Ez 1040 Nonresident aliens are subject to mandatory U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 tax withholding unless exempt under a tax treaty between the United States and their country of legal residency. Ez 1040 A tax treaty exemption may reduce or eliminate tax withholding from railroad retirement benefits. Ez 1040 See Tax withholding next for more information. Ez 1040   If you are a nonresident alien and your tax withholding rate changed or your country of legal residence changed during the year, you may receive more than one Form RRB-1042S or Form RRB-1099-R. Ez 1040 To determine your total benefits paid or repaid and total tax withheld for the year, you should add the amounts shown on all forms you received for that year. Ez 1040 For information on filing requirements for aliens, see Publication 519, U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 Tax Guide for Aliens. Ez 1040 For information on tax treaties between the United States and other countries that may reduce or eliminate U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 tax on your benefits, see Publication 901, U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 Tax Treaties. Ez 1040 Tax withholding. Ez 1040   To request or change your income tax withholding from SSEB payments, U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 citizens should contact the IRS for Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request, and file it with the RRB. Ez 1040 To elect, revoke, or change your income tax withholding from NSSEB, tier 2, VDB, and supplemental annuity payments received, use Form RRB W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Payments. Ez 1040 If you are a nonresident alien or a U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 citizen living abroad, you should provide Form RRB-1001, Nonresident Questionnaire, to the RRB to furnish citizenship and residency information and to claim any treaty exemption from U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 tax withholding. Ez 1040 Nonresident U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 citizens cannot elect to be exempt from withholding on payments delivered outside of the U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 Help from the RRB. Ez 1040   To request an RRB form or to get help with questions about an RRB benefit, you should contact your nearest RRB field office if you reside in the United States (call 1-877-772-5772 for the nearest field office) or U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 consulate/Embassy if you reside outside the United States. Ez 1040 You can visit the RRB on the Internet at www. Ez 1040 rrb. Ez 1040 gov. Ez 1040 Form RRB-1099-R. Ez 1040   The following discussion explains the items shown on Form RRB-1099-R. Ez 1040 The amounts shown on this form are before any deduction for: Federal income tax withholding, Medicare premiums, Legal process garnishment payments, Recovery of a prior year overpayment of an NSSEB, tier 2 benefit, VDB, or supplemental annuity benefit, or Recovery of Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act benefits received while awaiting payment of your railroad retirement annuity. Ez 1040   The amounts shown on this form are after any offset for: Social Security benefits, Age reduction, Public Service pensions or public disability benefits, Dual railroad retirement entitlement under another RRB claim number, Work deductions, Legal process partition deductions, Actuarial adjustment, Annuity waiver, or Recovery of a current-year overpayment of NSSEB, tier 2, VDB, or supplemental annuity benefits. Ez 1040   The amounts shown on Form RRB-1099-R do not reflect any special rules, such as capital gain treatment or the special 10-year tax option for lump-sum payments, or tax-free rollovers. Ez 1040 To determine if any of these rules apply to your benefits, see the discussions about them later. Ez 1040   Generally, amounts shown on your Form RRB-1099-R are considered a normal distribution. Ez 1040 Use distribution code “7” if you are asked for a distribution code. Ez 1040 Distribution codes are not shown on Form RRB-1099-R. Ez 1040   There are three copies of this form. Ez 1040 Copy B is to be included with your income tax return if federal income tax is withheld. Ez 1040 Copy C is for your own records. Ez 1040 Copy 2 is filed with your state, city, or local income tax return, when required. Ez 1040 See the illustrated Copy B (Form RRB-1099-R) above. Ez 1040       Each beneficiary will receive his or her own Form RRB-1099-R. Ez 1040 If you receive benefits on more than one railroad retirement record, you may get more than one Form RRB-1099-R. Ez 1040 So that you get your form timely, make sure the RRB always has your current mailing address. Ez 1040 Please click here for the text description of the image. Ez 1040 Form RRB-1099-R Box 1—Claim Number and Payee Code. Ez 1040   Your claim number is a six- or nine-digit number preceded by an alphabetical prefix. Ez 1040 This is the number under which the RRB paid your benefits. Ez 1040 Your payee code follows your claim number and is the last number in this box. Ez 1040 It is used by the RRB to identify you under your claim number. Ez 1040 In all your correspondence with the RRB, be sure to use the claim number and payee code shown in this box. Ez 1040 Box 2—Recipient's Identification Number. Ez 1040   This is the recipient's U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 taxpayer identification number. Ez 1040 It is the social security number (SSN), individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), or employer identification number (EIN), if known, for the person or estate listed as the recipient. Ez 1040 If you are a resident or nonresident alien who must furnish a taxpayer identification number to the IRS and are not eligible to obtain an SSN, use Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, to apply for an ITIN. Ez 1040 The Instructions for Form W-7 explain how and when to apply. Ez 1040 Box 3—Employee Contributions. Ez 1040   This is the amount of taxes withheld from the railroad employee's earnings that exceeds the amount of taxes that would have been withheld had the earnings been covered under the social security system. Ez 1040 This amount is the employee's cost that you use to figure the tax-free part of the NSSEB and tier 2 benefit you received (the amount shown in box 4). Ez 1040 (For information on how to figure the tax-free part, see Partly Taxable Payments under Taxation of Periodic Payments, later. Ez 1040 ) The amount shown is the total employee contribution amount, not reduced by any amounts that the RRB calculated as previously recovered. Ez 1040 It is the latest amount reported for 2013 and may have increased or decreased from a previous Form RRB-1099-R. Ez 1040 If this amount has changed, the change is retroactive. Ez 1040 You may need to refigure the tax-free part of your NSSEB/tier 2 benefit for 2013 and prior tax years. Ez 1040 If this box is blank, it means that the amount of your NSSEB and tier 2 payments shown in box 4 is fully taxable. Ez 1040    If you had a previous annuity entitlement that ended and you are figuring the tax-free part of your NSSEB/tier 2 benefit for your current annuity entitlement, you should contact the RRB for confirmation of your correct employee contribution amount. Ez 1040 Box 4—Contributory Amount Paid. Ez 1040   This is the gross amount of the NSSEB and tier 2 benefit you received in 2013, less any 2013 benefits you repaid in 2013. Ez 1040 (Any benefits you repaid in 2013 for an earlier year or for an unknown year are shown in box 8. Ez 1040 ) This amount is the total contributory pension paid in 2013. Ez 1040 It may be partly taxable and partly tax free or fully taxable. Ez 1040 If you determine you are eligible to compute a tax-free part as explained later in Partly Taxable Payments under Taxation of Periodic Payments, use the latest reported employee contribution amount shown in box 3 as the cost. Ez 1040 Box 5—Vested Dual Benefit. Ez 1040   This is the gross amount of vested dual benefit (VDB) payments paid in 2013, less any 2013 VDB payments you repaid in 2013. Ez 1040 It is fully taxable. Ez 1040 VDB payments you repaid in 2013 for an earlier year or for an unknown year are shown in box 8. Ez 1040 Note. Ez 1040 The amounts shown in boxes 4 and 5 may represent payments for 2013 and/or other years after 1983. Ez 1040 Box 6—Supplemental Annuity. Ez 1040   This is the gross amount of supplemental annuity benefits paid in 2013, less any 2013 supplemental annuity benefits you repaid in 2013. Ez 1040 It is fully taxable. Ez 1040 Supplemental annuity benefits you repaid in 2013 for an earlier year or for an unknown year are shown in box 8. Ez 1040 Box 7—Total Gross Paid. Ez 1040   This is the sum of boxes 4, 5, and 6. Ez 1040 The amount represents the total pension paid in 2013. Ez 1040 Include this amount on Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a. Ez 1040 Box 8—Repayments. Ez 1040   This amount represents any NSSEB, tier 2 benefit, VDB, and supplemental annuity benefit you repaid to the RRB in 2013 for years before 2013 or for unknown years. Ez 1040 The amount shown in this box has not been deducted from the amounts shown in boxes 4, 5, and 6. Ez 1040 It only includes repayments of benefits that were taxable to you. Ez 1040 This means it only includes repayments in 2013 of NSSEB benefits paid after 1985, tier 2 and VDB benefits paid after 1983, and supplemental annuity benefits paid in any year. Ez 1040 If you included the benefits in your income in the year you received them, you may be able to deduct the repaid amount. Ez 1040 For more information about repayments, see Repayment of benefits received in an earlier year , later. Ez 1040    You may have repaid an overpayment of benefits by returning a payment, by making a payment, or by having an amount withheld from your railroad retirement annuity payment. Ez 1040 Box 9—Federal Income Tax Withheld. Ez 1040   This is the total federal income tax withheld from your NSSEB, tier 2 benefit, VDB, and supplemental annuity benefit. Ez 1040 Include this on your income tax return as tax withheld. Ez 1040 If you are a nonresident alien and your tax withholding rate and/or country of legal residence changed during 2013, you will receive more than one Form RRB-1099-R for 2013. Ez 1040 Determine the total amount of U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 federal income tax withheld from your 2013 RRB NSSEB, tier 2, VDB, and supplemental annuity payments by adding the amounts in box 9 of all original 2013 Forms RRB-1099-R, or the latest corrected or duplicate Forms RRB-1099-R you receive. Ez 1040 Box 10—Rate of Tax. Ez 1040   If you are taxed as a U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 citizen or resident alien, this box does not apply to you. Ez 1040 If you are a nonresident alien, an entry in this box indicates the rate at which tax was withheld on the NSSEB, tier 2, VDB, and supplemental annuity payments that were paid to you in 2013. Ez 1040 If you are a nonresident alien whose tax was withheld at more than one rate during 2013, you will receive a separate Form RRB-1099-R for each rate change during 2013. Ez 1040 Box 11—Country. Ez 1040   If you are taxed as a U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 citizen or resident alien, this box does not apply to you. Ez 1040 If you are a nonresident alien, an entry in this box indicates the country of which you were a resident for tax purposes at the time you received railroad retirement payments in 2013. Ez 1040 If you are a nonresident alien who was a resident of more than one country during 2013, you will receive a separate Form RRB-1099-R for each country of residence during 2013. Ez 1040 Box 12—Medicare Premium Total. Ez 1040   This is for information purposes only. Ez 1040 The amount shown in this box represents the total amount of Part B Medicare premiums deducted from your railroad retirement annuity payments in 2013. Ez 1040 Medicare premium refunds are not included in the Medicare total. Ez 1040 The Medicare total is normally shown on Form RRB-1099 (if you are a citizen or resident alien of the United States) or Form RRB-1042S (if you are a nonresident alien). Ez 1040 However, if Form RRB-1099 or Form RRB-1042S is not required for 2013, then this total will be shown on Form RRB-1099-R. Ez 1040 If your Medicare premiums were deducted from your social security benefits, paid by a third party, refunded to you, and/or you paid the premiums by direct billing, your Medicare total will not be shown in this box. Ez 1040 Repayment of benefits received in an earlier year. Ez 1040   If you had to repay any railroad retirement benefits that you had included in your income in an earlier year because at that time you thought you had an unrestricted right to it, you can deduct the amount you repaid in the year in which you repaid it. Ez 1040   If you repaid $3,000 or less in 2013, deduct it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23. Ez 1040 The 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit applies to this deduction. Ez 1040 You cannot take this deduction if you file Form 1040A. Ez 1040    If you repaid more than $3,000 in 2013, you can either take a deduction for the amount repaid on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28 or you can take a credit against your tax. Ez 1040 For more information, see Repayments in Publication 525. Ez 1040 Withholding Tax and Estimated Tax Your retirement plan distributions are subject to federal income tax withholding. Ez 1040 However, you can choose not to have tax withheld on payments you receive unless they are eligible rollover distributions. Ez 1040 (These are distributions, described later under Rollovers, that are eligible for rollover treatment but are not paid directly to another qualified retirement plan or to a traditional IRA. Ez 1040 ) If you choose not to have tax withheld or if you do not have enough tax withheld, you may have to make estimated tax payments. Ez 1040 See Estimated tax , later. Ez 1040 The withholding rules apply to the taxable part of payments you receive from: An employer pension, annuity, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan, Any other deferred compensation plan, A traditional individual retirement arrangement (IRA), or A commercial annuity. Ez 1040 For this purpose, a commercial annuity means an annuity, endowment, or life insurance contract issued by an insurance company. Ez 1040 There will be no withholding on any part of a distribution where it is reasonable to believe that it will not be includible in gross income. Ez 1040 Choosing no withholding. Ez 1040   You can choose not to have income tax withheld from retirement plan payments unless they are eligible rollover distributions. Ez 1040 You can make this choice on Form W-4P for periodic and nonperiodic payments. Ez 1040 This choice generally remains in effect until you revoke it. Ez 1040   The payer will ignore your choice not to have tax withheld if: You do not give the payer your social security number (in the required manner), or The IRS notifies the payer, before the payment is made, that you gave an incorrect social security number. Ez 1040   To choose not to have tax withheld, a U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 citizen or resident alien must give the payer a home address in the United States or its possessions. Ez 1040 Without that address, the payer must withhold tax. Ez 1040 For example, the payer has to withhold tax if the recipient has provided a U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 address for a nominee, trustee, or agent to whom the benefits are delivered, but has not provided his or her own U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 home address. Ez 1040   If you do not give the payer a home address in the United States or its possessions, you can choose not to have tax withheld only if you certify to the payer that you are not a U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 citizen, a U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 resident alien, or someone who left the country to avoid tax. Ez 1040 But if you so certify, you may be subject to the 30% flat rate withholding that applies to nonresident aliens. Ez 1040 This 30% rate will not apply if you are exempt or subject to a reduced rate by treaty. Ez 1040 For details, get Publication 519. Ez 1040 Periodic payments. Ez 1040   Unless you choose no withholding, your annuity or similar periodic payments (other than eligible rollover distributions) will be treated like wages for withholding purposes. Ez 1040 Periodic payments are amounts paid at regular intervals (such as weekly, monthly, or yearly) for a period of time greater than one year (such as for 15 years or for life). Ez 1040 You should give the payer a completed withholding certificate (Form W-4P or a similar form provided by the payer). Ez 1040 If you do not, tax will be withheld as if you were married and claiming three withholding allowances. Ez 1040   Tax will be withheld as if you were single and were claiming no withholding allowances if: You do not give the payer your social security number (in the required manner), or The IRS notifies the payer (before any payment is made) that you gave an incorrect social security number. Ez 1040   You must file a new withholding certificate to change the amount of withholding. Ez 1040 Nonperiodic distributions. Ez 1040    Unless you choose no withholding, the withholding rate for a nonperiodic distribution (a payment other than a periodic payment) that is not an eligible rollover distribution is 10% of the distribution. Ez 1040 You can also ask the payer to withhold an additional amount using Form W-4P. Ez 1040 The part of any loan treated as a distribution (except an offset amount to repay the loan), explained later, is subject to withholding under this rule. Ez 1040 Eligible rollover distribution. Ez 1040    If you receive an eligible rollover distribution, 20% of it generally will be withheld for income tax. Ez 1040 You cannot choose not to have tax withheld from an eligible rollover distribution. Ez 1040 However, tax will not be withheld if you have the plan administrator pay the eligible rollover distribution directly to another qualified plan or an IRA in a direct rollover. Ez 1040 For more information about eligible rollover distributions, see Rollovers , later. Ez 1040 Estimated tax. Ez 1040   Your estimated tax is the total of your expected income tax, self-employment tax, and certain other taxes for the year, minus your expected credits and withheld tax. Ez 1040 Generally, you must make estimated tax payments for 2014 if you expect to owe at least $1,000 in tax (after subtracting your withholding and credits) and you expect your withholding and credits to be less than the smaller of: 90% of the tax to be shown on your 2014 return, or 100% of the tax shown on your 2013 return. Ez 1040 If your adjusted gross income for 2013 was more than $150,000 ($75,000 if your filing status for 2014 is married filing separately), substitute 110% for 100% in (2) above. Ez 1040 For more information, get Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. Ez 1040 In figuring your withholding or estimated tax, remember that a part of your monthly social security or equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits may be taxable. Ez 1040 See Publication 915. Ez 1040 You can choose to have income tax withheld from those benefits. Ez 1040 Use Form W-4V to make this choice. Ez 1040 Cost (Investment in the Contract) Distributions from your pension or annuity plan may include amounts treated as a recovery of your cost (investment in the contract). Ez 1040 If any part of a distribution is treated as a recovery of your cost under the rules explained in this publication, that part is tax free. Ez 1040 Therefore, the first step in figuring how much of a distribution is taxable is to determine the cost of your pension or annuity. Ez 1040 In general, your cost is your net investment in the contract as of the annuity starting date (or the date of the distribution, if earlier). Ez 1040 To find this amount, you must first figure the total premiums, contributions, or other amounts you paid. Ez 1040 This includes the amounts your employer contributed that were taxable to you when paid. Ez 1040 (However, see Foreign employment contributions , later. Ez 1040 ) It does not include amounts withheld from your pay on a tax-deferred basis (money that was taken out of your gross pay before taxes were deducted). Ez 1040 It also does not include amounts you contributed for health and accident benefits (including any additional premiums paid for double indemnity or disability benefits). Ez 1040 From this total cost you must subtract the following amounts. Ez 1040 Any refunded premiums, rebates, dividends, or unrepaid loans that were not included in your income and that you received by the later of the annuity starting date or the date on which you received your first payment. Ez 1040 Any other tax-free amounts you received under the contract or plan by the later of the dates in (1). Ez 1040 If you must use the Simplified Method for your annuity payments, the tax-free part of any single-sum payment received in connection with the start of the annuity payments, regardless of when you received it. Ez 1040 (See Simplified Method , later, for information on its required use. Ez 1040 ) If you use the General Rule for your annuity payments, the value of the refund feature in your annuity contract. Ez 1040 (See General Rule , later, for information on its use. Ez 1040 ) Your annuity contract has a refund feature if the annuity payments are for your life (or the lives of you and your survivor) and payments in the nature of a refund of the annuity's cost will be made to your beneficiary or estate if all annuitants die before a stated amount or a stated number of payments are made. Ez 1040 For more information, see Publication 939. Ez 1040 The tax treatment of the items described in (1) through (3) is discussed later under Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments . Ez 1040 Form 1099-R. Ez 1040 If you began receiving periodic payments of a life annuity in 2013, the payer should show your total contributions to the plan in box 9b of your 2013 Form 1099-R. Ez 1040 Annuity starting date defined. Ez 1040   Your annuity starting date is the later of the first day of the first period for which you received a payment or the date the plan's obligations became fixed. Ez 1040 Example. Ez 1040 On January 1, you completed all your payments required under an annuity contract providing for monthly payments starting on August 1 for the period beginning July 1. Ez 1040 The annuity starting date is July 1. Ez 1040 This is the date you use in figuring the cost of the contract and selecting the appropriate number from Table 1 for line 3 of the Simplified Method Worksheet. Ez 1040 Designated Roth accounts. Ez 1040   Your cost in these accounts is your designated Roth contributions that were included in your income as wages subject to applicable withholding requirements. Ez 1040 Your cost will also include any in-plan Roth rollovers you included in income. Ez 1040 Foreign employment contributions. Ez 1040   If you worked abroad, your cost may include contributions by your employer to the retirement plan, but only if those contributions would be excludible from your gross income had they been paid directly to you as compensation. Ez 1040 The contributions that apply are: Contributions before 1963 by your employer, Contributions after 1962 by your employer if the contributions would be excludible from your gross income (not including the foreign earned income exclusion) had they been paid directly to you, or Contributions after 1996 by your employer if you performed the services of a foreign missionary (a duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed minister of a church or a lay person) but only if the contributions would be excludible from your gross income had they been paid directly to you. Ez 1040 Foreign employment contributions while a nonresident alien. Ez 1040   In determining your cost, special rules apply if you are a U. Ez 1040 S. Ez 1040 citizen or resident alien who received distributions in 2013 from a plan to which contributions were made while you were a nonresident alien. Ez 1040 Your contributions and your employer's contributions are not included in your cost if the contribution: Was made based on compensation which was for services performed outside the United States while you were a nonresident alien, and Was not subject to income tax under the laws of the United States or any foreign country, but only if the contribution would have been subject to income tax if paid as cash compensation when the services were performed. Ez 1040 Taxation of Periodic Payments This section explains how the periodic payments you receive from a pension or annuity plan are taxed. Ez 1040 Periodic payments are amounts paid at regular intervals (such as weekly, monthly, or yearly) for a period of time greater than one year (such as for 15 years or for life). Ez 1040 These payments are also known as amounts received as an annuity. Ez 1040 If you receive an amount from your plan that is not a periodic payment, see Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments , later. Ez 1040 In general, you can recover the cost of your pension or annuity tax free over the period you are to receive the payments. Ez 1040 The amount of each payment that is more than the part that represents your cost is taxable (however, see Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers , earlier). Ez 1040 Designated Roth accounts. Ez 1040   If you receive a qualified distribution from a designated Roth account, the distribution is not included in your gross income. Ez 1040 This applies to both your cost in the account and income earned on that account. Ez 1040 A qualified distribution is generally a distribution that is: Made after a 5-tax-year period of participation, and Made on or after the date you reach age 59½, made to a beneficiary or your estate on or after your death, or attributable to your being disabled. Ez 1040   If the distribution is not a qualified distribution, the rules discussed in this section apply. Ez 1040 The designated Roth account is treated as a separate contract. Ez 1040 Period of participation. Ez 1040   The 5-tax-year period of participation is the 5-tax-year period beginning with the first tax year for which the participant made a designated Roth contribution to the plan. Ez 1040 Therefore, for designated Roth contributions made for 2013, the first year for which a qualified distribution can be made is 2018. Ez 1040   However, if a direct rollover is made to the plan from a designated Roth account under another plan, the 5-tax-year period for the recipient plan begins with the first tax year for which the participant first had designated Roth contributions made to the other plan. Ez 1040   Your 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plan may permit you to roll over amounts from those plans to a designated Roth account within the same plan. Ez 1040 This is known as an in-plan Roth rollover. Ez 1040 For more details, see In-plan Roth rollovers , later. Ez 1040 Fully Taxable Payments The pension or annuity payments that you receive are fully taxable if you have no cost in the contract because any of the following situations applies to you (however, see Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers , earlier). Ez 1040 You did not pay anything or are not considered to have paid anything for your pension or annuity. Ez 1040 Amounts withheld from your pay on a tax-deferred basis are not considered part of the cost of the pension or annuity payment. Ez 1040 Your employer did not withhold contributions from your salary. Ez 1040 You got back all of your contributions tax free in prior years (however, see Exclusion not limited to cost under Partly Taxable Payments, later). Ez 1040 Report the total amount you got on Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or on Form 1040NR, line 17b. Ez 1040 You should make no entry on Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a. Ez 1040 Deductible voluntary employee contributions. Ez 1040   Distributions you receive that are based on your accumulated deductible voluntary employee contributions are generally fully taxable in the year distributed to you. Ez 1040 Accumulated deductible voluntary employee contributions include net earnings on the contributions. Ez 1040 If distributed as part of a lump sum, they do not qualify for the 10-year tax option or capital gain treatment, explained later. Ez 1040 Partly Taxable Payments If you have a cost to recover from your pension or annuity plan (see Cost (Investment in the Contract) , earlier), you can exclude part of each annuity payment from income as a recovery of your cost. Ez 1040 This tax-free part of the payment is figured when your annuity starts and remains the same each year, even if the amount of the payment changes. Ez 1040 The rest of each payment is taxable (however, see Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers , earlier). Ez 1040 You figure the tax-free part of the payment using one of the following methods. Ez 1040 Simplified Method. Ez 1040 You generally must use this method if your annuity is paid under a qualified plan (a qualified employee plan, a qualified employee annuity, or a tax-sheltered annuity plan or contract). Ez 1040 You cannot use this method if your annuity is paid under a nonqualified plan. Ez 1040 General Rule. Ez 1040 You must use this method if your annuity is paid under a nonqualified plan. Ez 1040 You generally cannot use this method if your annuity is paid under a qualified plan. Ez 1040 You determine which method to use when you first begin receiving your annuity, and you continue using it each year that you recover part of your cost. Ez 1040 If you had more than one partly taxable pension or annuity, figure the tax-free part and the taxable part of each separately. Ez 1040 Qualified plan annuity starting before November 19, 1996. Ez 1040   If your annuity is paid under a qualified plan and your annuity starting date (defined earlier under Cost (Investment in the Contract) ) is after July 1, 1986, and before November 19, 1996, you could have chosen to use either the Simplified Method or the General Rule. Ez 1040 If your annuity starting date is before July 2, 1986, you use the General Rule unless your annuity qualified for the Three-Year Rule. Ez 1040 If you used the Three-Year Rule (which was repealed for annuities starting after July 1, 1986), your annuity payments are generally now fully taxable. Ez 1040 Exclusion limit. Ez 1040   Your annuity starting date determines the total amount of annuity payments that you can exclude from income over the years. Ez 1040 Once your annuity starting date is determined, it does not change. Ez 1040 If you calculate the taxable portion of your annuity payments using the simplified method worksheet, the annuity starting date determines the recovery period for your cost. Ez 1040 That recovery period begins on your annuity starting date and is not affected by the date you first complete the worksheet. Ez 1040 Exclusion limited to cost. Ez 1040   If your annuity starting date is after 1986, the total amount of annuity income that you can exclude over the years as a recovery of the cost cannot exceed your total cost. Ez 1040 Any unrecovered cost at your (or the last annuitant's) death is allowed as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on the final return of the decedent. Ez 1040 This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Ez 1040 Example 1. Ez 1040 Your annuity starting date is after 1986, and you exclude $100 a month ($1,200 a year) under the Simplified Method. Ez 1040 The total cost of your annuity is $12,000. Ez 1040 Your exclusion ends when you have recovered your cost tax free, that is, after 10 years (120 months). Ez 1040 After that, your annuity payments are generally fully taxable. Ez 1040 Example 2. Ez 1040 The facts are the same as in Example 1, except you die (with no surviving annuitant) after the eighth year of retirement. Ez 1040 You have recovered tax free only $9,600 (8 × $1,200) of your cost. Ez 1040 An itemized deduction for your unrecovered cost of $2,400 ($12,000 – $9,600) can be taken on your final return. Ez 1040 Exclusion not limited to cost. Ez 1040   If your annuity starting date is before 1987, you can continue to take your monthly exclusion for as long as you receive your annuity. Ez 1040 If you chose a joint and survivor annuity, your survivor can continue to take the survivor's exclusion figured as of the annuity starting date. Ez 1040 The total exclusion may be more than your cost. Ez 1040 Simplified Method Under the Simplified Method, you figure the tax-free part of each annuity payment by dividing your cost by the total number of anticipated monthly payments. Ez 1040 For an annuity that is payable for the lives of the annuitants, this number is based on the annuitants' ages on the annuity starting date and is determined from a table. Ez 1040 For any other annuity, this number is the number of monthly annuity payments under the contract. Ez 1040 Who must use the Simplified Method. Ez 1040   You must use the Simplified Method if your annuity starting date is after November 18, 1996, and you meet both of the following conditions. Ez 1040 You receive your pension or annuity payments from any of the following plans. Ez 1040 A qualified employee plan. Ez 1040 A qualified employee annuity. Ez 1040 A tax-sheltered annuity plan (403(b) plan). Ez 1040 On your annuity starting date, at least one of the following conditions applies to you. Ez 1040 You are under age 75. Ez 1040 You are entitled to less than 5 years of guaranteed payments. Ez 1040 Guaranteed payments. Ez 1040   Your annuity contract provides guaranteed payments if a minimum number of payments or a minimum amount (for example, the amount of your investment) is payable even if you and any survivor annuitant do not live to receive the minimum. Ez 1040 If the minimum amount is less than the total amount of the payments you are to receive, barring death, during the first 5 years after payments begin (figured by ignoring any payment increases), you are entitled to less than 5 years of guaranteed payments. Ez 1040 Annuity starting before November 19, 1996. Ez 1040   If your annuity starting date is after July 1, 1986, and before November 19, 1996, and you chose to use the Simplified Method, you must continue to use it each year that you recover part of your cost. Ez 1040 You could have chosen to use the Simplified Method if your annuity is payable for your life (or the lives of you and your survivor annuitant) and you met both of the conditions listed earlier under Who must use the Simplified Method . Ez 1040 Who cannot use the Simplified Method. Ez 1040   You cannot use the Simplified Method if you receive your pension or annuity from a nonqualified plan or otherwise do not meet the conditions described in the preceding discussion. Ez 1040 See General Rule , later. Ez 1040 How to use the Simplified Method. Ez 1040    Complete Worksheet A in the back of this publication to figure your taxable annuity for 2013. Ez 1040 Be sure to keep the completed worksheet; it will help you figure your taxable annuity next year. Ez 1040   To complete line 3 of the worksheet, you must determine the total number of expected monthly payments for your annuity. Ez 1040 How you do this depends on whether the annuity is for a single life, multiple lives, or a fixed period. Ez 1040 For this purpose, treat an annuity that is payable over the life of an annuitant as payable for that annuitant's life even if the annuity has a fixed-period feature or also provides a temporary annuity payable to the annuitant's child under age 25. Ez 1040    You do not need to complete line 3 of the worksheet or make the computation on line 4 if you received annuity payments last year and used last year's worksheet to figure your taxable annuity. Ez 1040 Instead, enter the amount from line 4 of last year's worksheet on line 4 of this year's worksheet. Ez 1040 Single-life annuity. Ez 1040   If your annuity is payable for your life alone, use Table 1 at the bottom of the worksheet to determine the total number of expected monthly payments. Ez 1040 Enter on line 3 the number shown for your age on your annuity starting date. Ez 1040 This number will differ depending on whether your annuity starting date is before November 19, 1996, or after November 18, 1996. Ez 1040 Multiple-lives annuity. Ez 1040   If your annuity is payable for the lives of more than one annuitant, use Table 2 at the bottom of the worksheet to determine the total number of expected monthly payments. Ez 1040 Enter on line 3 the number shown for the annuitants' combined ages on the annuity starting date. Ez 1040 For an annuity payable to you as the primary annuitant and to more than one survivor annuitant, combine your age and the age of the youngest survivor annuitant. Ez 1040 For an annuity that has no primary annuitant and is payable to you and others as survivor annuitants, combine the ages of the oldest and youngest annuitants. Ez 1040 Do not treat as a survivor annuitant anyone whose entitlement to payments depends on an event other than the primary annuitant's death. Ez 1040   However, if your annuity starting date is before 1998, do not use Table 2 and do not combine the annuitants' ages. Ez 1040 Instead, you must use Table 1 at the bottom of the worksheet and enter on line 3 the number shown for the primary annuitant's age on the annuity starting date. Ez 1040 This number will differ depending on whether your annuity starting date is before November 19, 1996, or after November 18, 1996. Ez 1040 Fixed-period annuity. Ez 1040   If your annuity does not depend in whole or in part on anyone's life expectancy, the total number of expected monthly payments to enter on line 3 of the worksheet is the number of monthly annuity payments under the contract. Ez 1040 Line 6. Ez 1040   The amount on line 6 should include all amounts that could have been recovered in prior years. Ez 1040 If you did not recover an amount in a prior year, you may be able to amend your returns for the affected years. Ez 1040 Example. Ez 1040 Bill Smith, age 65, began receiving retirement benefits in 2013 under a joint and survivor annuity. Ez 1040 Bill's annuity starting date is January 1, 2013. Ez 1040 The benefits are to be paid for the joint lives of Bill and his wife, Kathy, age 65. Ez 1040 Bill had contributed $31,000 to a qualified plan and had received no distributions before the annuity starting date. Ez 1040 Bill is to receive a retirement benefit of $1,200 a month, and Kathy is to receive a monthly survivor benefit of $600 upon Bill's death. Ez 1040 Bill must use the Simplified Method to figure his taxable annuity because his payments are from a qualified plan and he is under age 75. Ez 1040 Because his annuity is payable over the lives of more than one annuitant, he uses his and Kathy's combined ages and Table 2 at the bottom of Worksheet A in completing line 3 of the worksheet. Ez 1040 His completed worksheet is shown later. Ez 1040 Bill's tax-free monthly amount is $100 ($31,000 ÷ 310) as shown on line 4 of the worksheet. Ez 1040 Upon Bill's death, if Bill has not recovered the full $31,000 investment, Kathy will also exclude $100 from her $600 monthly payment. Ez 1040 The full amount of any annuity payments received after 310 payments are paid must be included in gross income. Ez 1040 If Bill and Kathy die before 310 payments are made, a miscellaneous itemized deduction will be allowed for the unrecovered cost on the final income tax return of the last to die. Ez 1040 This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Ez 1040 Worksheet A. Ez 1040 Simplified Method Worksheet for Bill Smith 1. Ez 1040 Enter the total pension or annuity payments received this year. Ez 1040 Also, add this amount to the total for Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a 1. Ez 1040 $14,400 2. Ez 1040 Enter your cost in the plan (contract) at the annuity starting date plus any death benefit exclusion. Ez 1040 * See Cost (Investment in the Contract) , earlier 2. Ez 1040 31,000   Note. Ez 1040 If your annuity starting date was before this year and you completed this worksheet last year, skip line 3 and enter the amount from line 4 of last year's worksheet on line 4 below (even if the amount of your pension or annuity has changed). Ez 1040 Otherwise, go to line 3. Ez 1040     3. Ez 1040 Enter the appropriate number from Table 1 below. Ez 1040 But if your annuity starting date was after 1997 and the payments are for your life and that of your beneficiary, enter the appropriate number from Table 2 below 3. Ez 1040 310 4. Ez 1040 Divide line 2 by the number on line 3 4. Ez 1040 100 5. Ez 1040 Multiply line 4 by the number of months for which this year's payments were made. Ez 1040 If your annuity starting date was before 1987, enter this amount on line 8 below and skip lines 6, 7, 10, and 11. Ez 1040 Otherwise, go to line 6 5. Ez 1040 1,200 6. Ez 1040 Enter any amount previously recovered tax free in years after 1986. Ez 1040 This is the amount shown on line 10 of your worksheet for last year 6. Ez 1040 -0- 7. Ez 1040 Subtract line 6 from line 2 7. Ez 1040 31,000 8. Ez 1040 Enter the smaller of line 5 or line 7 8. Ez 1040 1,200 9. Ez 1040 Taxable amount for year. Ez 1040 Subtract line 8 from line 1. Ez 1040 Enter the result, but not less than zero. Ez 1040 Also, add this amount to the total for Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b. Ez 1040 Note: If your Form 1099-R shows a larger taxable amount, use the amount figured on this line instead. Ez 1040 If you are a retired public safety officer, see Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers , earlier, before entering an amount on your tax return 9. Ez 1040 $13,200 10. Ez 1040 Was your annuity starting date before 1987? □ Yes. Ez 1040 STOP. Ez 1040 Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. Ez 1040  ☑ No. Ez 1040 Add lines 6 and 8. Ez 1040 This is the amount you have recovered tax free through 2013. Ez 1040 You will need this number if you need to fill out this worksheet next year 10. Ez 1040 1,200 11. Ez 1040 Balance of cost to be recovered. Ez 1040 Subtract line 10 from line 2. Ez 1040 If zero, you will not have to complete this worksheet next year. Ez 1040 The payments you receive next year will generally be fully taxable 11. Ez 1040 $29,800         * A death benefit exclusion (up to $5,000) applied to certain benefits received by employees who died before August 21, 1996. Ez 1040           Table 1 for Line 3 Above       AND your annuity starting date was—     IF the age at annuity starting date was. Ez 1040 . Ez 1040 . Ez 1040 BEFORE November 19, 1996, enter on line 3. Ez 1040 . Ez 1040 . Ez 1040 AFTER November 18, 1996, enter on line 3. Ez 1040 . Ez 1040 . Ez 1040     55 or under 300 360     56-60 260 310     61-65 240 260     66-70 170 210     71 or older 120 160     Table 2 for Line 3 Above     IF the combined ages at  annuity starting date were. Ez 1040 . Ez 1040 . Ez 1040 THEN enter on line 3. Ez 1040 . Ez 1040 . Ez 1040     110 or under   410     111-120   360     121-130   310     131-140   260     141 or older   210   Multiple annuitants. Ez 1040   If you and one or more other annuitants receive payments at the same time, you exclude from each annuity payment a pro rata share of the monthly tax-free amount. Ez 1040 Figure your share by taking the following steps. Ez 1040 Complete your worksheet through line 4 to figure the monthly tax-free amount. Ez 1040 Divide the amount of your monthly payment by the total amount of the monthly payments to all annuitants. Ez 1040 Multiply the amount on line 4 of your worksheet by the amount figured in (2) above. Ez 1040 The result is your share of the monthly tax-free amount. Ez 1040   Replace the amount on line 4 of the worksheet with the result in (3) above. Ez 1040 Enter that amount on line 4 of your worksheet each year. Ez 1040 General Rule Under the General Rule, you determine the tax-free part of each annuity payment based on the ratio of the cost of the contract to the total expected return. Ez 1040 Expected return is the total amount you and other eligible annuitants can expect to receive under the contract. Ez 1040 To figure it, you must use life expectancy (actuarial) tables prescribed by the IRS. Ez 1040 Who must use the General Rule. Ez 1040   You must use the General Rule if you receive pension or annuity payments from: A nonqualified plan (such as a private annuity, a purchased commercial annuity, or a nonqualified employee plan), or A qualified plan if you are age 75 or older on your annuity starting date and your annuity payments are guaranteed for at least 5 years. Ez 1040 Annuity starting before November 19, 1996. Ez 1040   If your annuity starting date is after July 1, 1986, and before November 19, 1996, you had to use the General Rule for either circumstance just described. Ez 1040 You also had to use it for any fixed-period annuity. Ez 1040 If you did not have to use the General Rule, you could have chosen to use it. Ez 1040 If your annuity starting date is before July 2, 1986, you had to use the General Rule unless you could use the Three-Year Rule. Ez 1040   If you had to use the General Rule (or chose to use it), you must continue to use it each year that you recover your cost. Ez 1040 Who cannot use the General Rule. Ez 1040   You cannot use the General Rule if you receive your pension or annuity from a qualified plan and none of the circumstances described in the preceding discussions apply to you. Ez 1040 See Simplified Method , earlier. Ez 1040 More information. Ez 1040   For complete information on using the General Rule, including the actuarial tables you need, see Publication 939. Ez 1040 Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments This section of the publication explains how any nonperiodic distributions you receive under a pension or annuity plan are taxed. Ez 1040 Nonperiodic distributions are also known as amounts not received as an annuity. Ez 1040 They include all payments other than periodic payments and corrective distributions. Ez 1040 For example, the following items are treated as nonperiodic distributions. Ez 1040 Cash withdrawals. Ez 1040 Distributions of current earnings (dividends) on your investment. Ez 1040 However, do not include these distributions in your income to the extent the insurer keeps them to pay premiums or other consideration for the contract. Ez 1040 Certain loans. Ez 1040 See Loans Treated as Distributions , later. Ez 1040 The value of annuity contracts transferred without full and adequate consideration. Ez 1040 See Transfers of Annuity Contracts , later. Ez 1040 Corrective distributions of excess plan contributions. Ez 1040   Generally, if the contributions made for you during the year to certain retirement plans exceed certain limits, the excess is taxable to you. Ez 1040 To correct an excess, your plan may distribute it to you (along with any income earned on the excess). Ez 1040 Although the plan reports the corrective distributions on Form 1099-R, the distribution is not treated as a nonperiodic distribution from the plan. Ez 1040 It is not subject to the allocation rules explained in the following discussion, it cannot be rolled over into another plan, and it is not subject to the additional tax on early distributions. Ez 1040    If your retirement plan made a corrective distribution of excess amounts (excess deferrals, excess contributions, or excess annual additions), your Form 1099-R should have the code “8,” “B,” “P,” or “E” in box 7. Ez 1040   For information on plan contribution limits and how to report corrective distributions of excess contributions, see Retirement Plan Contributions under Employee Compensation in Publication 525. Ez 1040 Figuring the Taxable Amount How you figure the taxable amount of a nonperiodic distribution depends on whether it is made before the annuity starting date, or on or after the annuity starting date. Ez 1040 If it is made before the annuity starting date, its tax treatment also depends on whether it is made under a qualified or nonqualified plan. Ez 1040 If it is made under a nonqualified plan, its tax treatment depends on whether it fully discharges the contract, is received under certain life insurance or endowment contracts, or is allocable to an investment you made before August 14, 1982. Ez 1040 You may be able to roll over the taxable amount of a nonperiodic distribution from a qualified retirement plan into another qualified retirement plan or a traditional IRA tax free. Ez 1040 See Rollovers, later. Ez 1040 If you do not make a tax-free rollover and the distribution qualifies as a lump-sum distribution, you may be able to elect an optional method of figuring the tax on the taxable amount. Ez 1040 See Lump-Sum Distributions, later. Ez 1040 Annuity starting date. Ez 1040   The annuity starting date is either the first day of the first period for which you receive an annuity payment under the contract or the date on which the obligation under the contract becomes fixed, whichever is later. Ez 1040 Distributions of employer securities. Ez 1040    If you receive a distribution of employer securities from a qualified retirement plan, you may be able to defer the tax on the net unrealized appreciation (NUA) in the securities. Ez 1040 The NUA is the net increase in the securities' value while they were in the trust. Ez 1040 This tax deferral applies to distributions of the employer corporation's stocks, bonds, registered debentures, and debentures with interest coupons attached. Ez 1040   If the distribution is a lump-sum distribution, tax is deferred on all of the NUA unless you choose to include it in your income for the year of the distribution. Ez 1040    A lump-sum distribution for this purpose is the distribution or payment of a plan participant's entire balance (within a single tax year) from all of the employer's qualified plans of one kind (pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plans), but only if paid: Because of the plan participant's death, After the participant reaches age 59½, Because the participant, if an employee, separates from service, or After the participant, if a self-employed individual, becomes totally and permanently disabled. 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Social Media Registry API Documentation

About the API

This documentation describes methods to use the Social Media Registry API to access the contents of the Social Media Registry.

The Social Media Registry is an official source of information about social media accounts that represent official U.S. federal government agencies, elected officials, or members of the President’s Cabinet.

If you work for the federal government and have a .gov or .mil e-mail address, you can register official U.S. federal accounts at HowTo.gov.

If you have feedback, questions, or want to tell us about the product you built with the Social Media Registry API, please e-mail us.

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Accessing the API

The interface described here uses the same method URLs and parameters for all response formats, including HTML5, JSON, and XML. If no response format is specified at request time, the results are returned as HTML5 (with the assumption that a user is accessing the API via a web browser). To specify alternate formats, append the result format to the method call:

http://registry.usa.gov/accounts?agency_id=usda
http://registry.usa.gov/accounts.json?agency_id=usda
http://registry.usa.gov/accounts.xml?agency_id=usda

API requests can be called from remote sites via Javascript using the Cross-Origin Resource Sharing mechanism (CORS) supported in most browsers. All published API methods may be called from any domain.

If support for older browsers is required, JSON requests can be made with a callback parameter in order to return JSONP responses:

http://registry.usa.gov/accounts.json?agency_id=usda&callback=listaccounts

API Updates Using Feeds

Some API methods are also available as feeds in the ATOM format. These feeds can be added to any news feed reader to list recent changes.

The ATOM format is an XML feed standard; each entry contains a summary of the Registry change and a link to the Registry API to view more information.

Feed Examples

List the most recently updated official Twitter accounts: http://registry.usa.gov/accounts.atom?service_id=twitter

List the most recently updated official accounts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: http://registry.usa.gov/accounts.atom?agency_id=usda

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API Methods

/accounts (GET)

List official U.S. government social media accounts entries in the registry. This method is also available as an ATOM feed.

Parameters

  • agency_id: ID (from /agencies)
  • service_id: ID (from /services)
  • tag: text
  • page_size: integer
  • page_number: integer

Output

  • page_count: integer
  • page_number: integer
  • total_items: integer

Accounts

  • service_url: text
  • verified : boolean
  • service_id: ID
  • account: text
  • details_url: text
  • organization: text
  • agencies
    • agency_id: text
    • agency_name: text
    • agency_url: text

Example Calls

List all official accounts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: http://registry.usa.gov/accounts?agency_id=usda

List all official Twitter accounts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
http://registry.usa.gov/accounts?service=twitter&agency_id=hhs

/accounts/{service ID} (GET)

A synonym for /accounts?service_id={service}, provided for REST-style browsing.

/accounts/{service ID}/{account} (GET)

A synonym for the /accounts/verify method, using a canonical service and account ID provided by that method. For example, the service and account ID for http://twitter.com/JPL_Bear might be twitter/JPL_Bear, making the canonical URL take the form http://registry.usa.gov/accounts/twitter/JPL_Bear

This is provided primarily for REST-style browsing.

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/accounts/verify (GET)

Check whether the provided URL is registered as an official government social media account.

Example: /accounts/verify?service_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2F%23%21%2FJPL_Bear

Parameters

  • service_url: URL (required)

Output

  • verified: boolean
  • service_url: URL
  • service_id: ID (from /services list)
  • account: text

(if verified is true:)

  • details_url: URL
  • organization: text
  • info_url: text
  • agencies
    • agency_id: text
    • agency_name: text
    • agency_url: text
  • tags: list
  • language: text
  • display_name: text
  • updated_by: text
  • updated_at: ISO 8601 date

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/agencies (GET) 

List the sponsoring agencies that may be specified in the /accounts/add method.

Parameters

  • none

Output

  • page_count: integer
  • total_items: integer
  • page_number: integer
  • agencies: list
    • agency_id: text
    • agency_name: text
    • agency_url: text

/services (GET)

List the social media services that are currently supported in the /accounts/add method.

Parameters

  • none

Output

  • page_count: integer
  • total_items: integer
  • page_number: integer
  • services: list
    • service_id: text
    • service_name: text

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/tags (GET) 

List tags that are suggested for describing an account.

Parameters

  • keywords: text

Output

  • tags: list
  • tag_id: text
  • tag_text: text

Source Code

The code for the Social Media Registry is open source and available on GitHub. It is written in Ruby.

Example Applications

Terms of Service

By using this data, you agree to the Terms of Service.

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