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Federal income tax ez form 10. Federal income tax ez form   Retirement Plans, Pensions, and Annuities Table of Contents What's New Reminder IntroductionThe General Rule. Federal income tax ez form Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Federal income tax ez form Civil service retirement benefits. Federal income tax ez form Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationIn-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. Federal income tax ez form How To Report Cost (Investment in the Contract) Taxation of Periodic PaymentsExclusion limited to cost. Federal income tax ez form Exclusion not limited to cost. Federal income tax ez form Simplified Method Taxation of Nonperiodic PaymentsLump-Sum Distributions RolloversIn-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. Federal income tax ez form Special Additional TaxesTax on Early Distributions Tax on Excess Accumulation Survivors and Beneficiaries What's New For purposes of the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), net investment income does not include distributions from a qualified retirement plan (for example, 401(a), 403(a), 403(b), 408, 408A, or 457(b) plans). Federal income tax ez form However, these distributions are taken into account when determining the modified adjusted gross income threshold. Federal income tax ez form Distributions from a nonqualified retirement plan are included in net investment income. Federal income tax ez form See Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax - Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, and its instructions for more information. Federal income tax ez form Reminder Starting in 2013, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 expanded the rules for in-plan Roth rollovers to include more taxpayers. Federal income tax ez form For more information, see Designated Roth accounts discussed later. Federal income tax ez form Introduction This chapter discusses the tax treatment of distributions you receive from: An employee pension or annuity from a qualified plan, A disability retirement, and A purchased commercial annuity. Federal income tax ez form What is not covered in this chapter. Federal income tax ez form   The following topics are not discussed in this chapter. Federal income tax ez form The General Rule. Federal income tax ez form   This is the method generally used to determine the tax treatment of pension and annuity income from nonqualified plans (including commercial annuities). Federal income tax ez form For a qualified plan, you generally cannot use the General Rule unless your annuity starting date is before November 19, 1996. Federal income tax ez form For more information about the General Rule, see Publication 939, General Rule for Pensions and Annuities. Federal income tax ez form Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Federal income tax ez form   Information on the tax treatment of amounts you receive from an IRA is in chapter 17. Federal income tax ez form Civil service retirement benefits. Federal income tax ez form    If you are retired from the federal government (regular, phased, or disability retirement), see Publication 721, Tax Guide to U. Federal income tax ez form S. Federal income tax ez form Civil Service Retirement Benefits. Federal income tax ez form Publication 721 also covers the information that you need if you are the survivor or beneficiary of a federal employee or retiree who died. Federal income tax ez form Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 575 Pension and Annuity Income 721 Tax Guide to U. Federal income tax ez form S. Federal income tax ez form Civil Service Retirement Benefits 939 General Rule for Pensions and Annuities Form (and Instructions) W-4P Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Federal income tax ez form 4972 Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts General Information Designated Roth accounts. Federal income tax ez form   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. Federal income tax ez form Elective deferrals that are designated as Roth contributions are included in your income. Federal income tax ez form However, qualified distributions are not included in your income. Federal income tax ez form See Publication 575 for more information. Federal income tax ez form In-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. Federal income tax ez form   If you are a participant in a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plan, your plan may permit you to roll over amounts in those plans to a designated Roth account within the same plan. Federal income tax ez form The rollover of any untaxed amounts must be included in income. Federal income tax ez form See Publication 575 for more information. Federal income tax ez form More than one program. Federal income tax ez form   If you receive benefits from more than one program under a single trust or plan of your employer, such as a pension plan and a profit-sharing plan, you may have to figure the taxable part of each pension or annuity contract separately. Federal income tax ez form Your former employer or the plan administrator should be able to tell you if you have more than one pension or annuity contract. Federal income tax ez form Section 457 deferred compensation plans. Federal income tax ez form    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. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form You are generally taxed on amounts deferred in an eligible state or local government plan only when they are distributed from the plan. Federal income tax ez form You are taxed on amounts deferred in an eligible tax-exempt organization plan when they are distributed or otherwise made available to you. Federal income tax ez form   Your 457(b) plan may have a designated Roth account option. Federal income tax ez form If so, you may be able to roll over amounts to the designated Roth account or make contributions. Federal income tax ez form Elective deferrals to a designated Roth account are included in your income. Federal income tax ez form Qualified distributions from a designated Roth account are not subject to tax. Federal income tax ez form   This chapter covers the tax treatment of benefits under eligible section 457 plans, but it does not cover the treatment of deferrals. Federal income tax ez form For information on deferrals under section 457 plans, see Retirement Plan Contributions under Employee Compensation in Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. Federal income tax ez form   For general information on these deferred compensation plans, see Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plans in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form Disability pensions. Federal income tax ez form   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. Federal income tax ez form You must report your taxable disability payments as wages on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A until you reach minimum retirement age. Federal income tax ez form Minimum retirement age generally is the age at which you can first receive a pension or annuity if you are not disabled. Federal income tax ez form    You may be entitled to a tax credit if you were permanently and totally disabled when you retired. Federal income tax ez form For information on the credit for the elderly or the disabled, see chapter 33. Federal income tax ez form   Beginning on the day after you reach minimum retirement age, payments you receive are taxable as a pension or annuity. Federal income tax ez form Report the payments on Form 1040, lines 16a and 16b, or on Form 1040A, lines 12a and 12b. Federal income tax ez form    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. Federal income tax ez form For more information about payments to survivors of terrorist attacks, see Publication 3920, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks. Federal income tax ez form   For more information on how to report disability pensions, including military and certain government disability pensions, see chapter 5. Federal income tax ez form Retired public safety officers. Federal income tax ez form   An eligible retired public safety officer can elect to exclude from income distributions of up to $3,000 made directly from a government retirement plan to the provider of accident, health, or long-term disability insurance. Federal income tax ez form See Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers in Publication 575 for more information. Federal income tax ez form Railroad retirement benefits. Federal income tax ez form   Part of any railroad retirement benefits you receive is treated for tax purposes as social security benefits, and part is treated as an employee pension. Federal income tax ez form For information about railroad retirement benefits treated as social security benefits, see Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits. Federal income tax ez form For information about railroad retirement benefits treated as an employee pension, see Railroad Retirement Benefits in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form Withholding and estimated tax. Federal income tax ez form   The payer of your pension, profit-sharing, stock bonus, annuity, or deferred compensation plan will withhold income tax on the taxable parts of amounts paid to you. Federal income tax ez form You can tell the payer how much to withhold, or not to withhold, by filing Form W-4P. Federal income tax ez form If you choose not to have tax withheld, or you do not have enough tax withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax. Federal income tax ez form   If you receive an eligible rollover distribution, you cannot choose not to have tax withheld. Federal income tax ez form Generally, 20% will be withheld, but no tax will be withheld on a direct rollover of an eligible rollover distribution. Federal income tax ez form See Direct rollover option under Rollovers, later. Federal income tax ez form   For more information, see Pensions and Annuities under Tax Withholding for 2014 in chapter 4. Federal income tax ez form Qualified plans for self-employed individuals. Federal income tax ez form   Qualified plans set up by self-employed individuals are sometimes called Keogh or H. Federal income tax ez form R. Federal income tax ez form 10 plans. Federal income tax ez form Qualified plans can be set up by sole proprietors, partnerships (but not a partner), and corporations. Federal income tax ez form They can cover self-employed persons, such as the sole proprietor or partners, as well as regular (common-law) employees. Federal income tax ez form    Distributions from a qualified plan are usually fully taxable because most recipients have no cost basis. Federal income tax ez form If you have an investment (cost) in the plan, however, your pension or annuity payments from a qualified plan are taxed under the Simplified Method. Federal income tax ez form For more information about qualified plans, see Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. Federal income tax ez form Purchased annuities. Federal income tax ez form   If you receive pension or annuity payments from a privately purchased annuity contract from a commercial organization, such as an insurance company, you generally must use the General Rule to figure the tax-free part of each annuity payment. Federal income tax ez form For more information about the General Rule, get Publication 939. Federal income tax ez form Also, see Variable Annuities in Publication 575 for the special provisions that apply to these annuity contracts. Federal income tax ez form Loans. Federal income tax ez form   If you borrow money from your retirement plan, you must treat the loan as a nonperiodic distribution from the plan unless certain exceptions apply. Federal income tax ez form This treatment also applies to any loan under a contract purchased under your retirement plan, and to the value of any part of your interest in the plan or contract that you pledge or assign. Federal income tax ez form This means that you must include in income all or part of the amount borrowed. Federal income tax ez form Even if you do not have to treat the loan as a nonperiodic distribution, you may not be able to deduct the interest on the loan in some situations. Federal income tax ez form For details, see Loans Treated as Distributions in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form For information on the deductibility of interest, see chapter 23. Federal income tax ez form Tax-free exchange. Federal income tax ez form   No gain or loss is recognized on an exchange of an annuity contract for another annuity contract if the insured or annuitant remains the same. Federal income tax ez form However, if an annuity contract is exchanged for a life insurance or endowment contract, any gain due to interest accumulated on the contract is ordinary income. Federal income tax ez form See Transfers of Annuity Contracts in Publication 575 for more information about exchanges of annuity contracts. Federal income tax ez form How To Report If you file Form 1040, report your total annuity on line 16a and the taxable part on line 16b. Federal income tax ez form If your pension or annuity is fully taxable, enter it on line 16b; do not make an entry on line 16a. Federal income tax ez form If you file Form 1040A, report your total annuity on line 12a and the taxable part on line 12b. Federal income tax ez form If your pension or annuity is fully taxable, enter it on line 12b; do not make an entry on line 12a. Federal income tax ez form More than one annuity. Federal income tax ez form   If you receive more than one annuity and at least one of them is not fully taxable, enter the total amount received from all annuities on Form 1040, line 16a, or Form 1040A, line 12a, and enter the taxable part on Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b. Federal income tax ez form If all the annuities you receive are fully taxable, enter the total of all of them on Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b. Federal income tax ez form Joint return. Federal income tax ez form   If you file a joint return and you and your spouse each receive one or more pensions or annuities, report the total of the pensions and annuities on Form 1040, line 16a, or Form 1040A, line 12a, and report the taxable part on Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b. Federal income tax ez form Cost (Investment in the Contract) Before you can figure how much, if any, of a distribution from your pension or annuity plan is taxable, you must determine your cost (your investment in the contract) in the pension or annuity. Federal income tax ez form Your total cost in the plan includes the total premiums, contributions, or other amounts you paid. Federal income tax ez form This includes the amounts your employer contributed that were taxable to you when paid. Federal income tax ez form Cost does not include any amounts you deducted or were excluded from your income. Federal income tax ez form From this total cost, subtract any refunds of premiums, rebates, dividends, unrepaid loans that were not included in your income, or other tax-free amounts that you received by the later of the annuity starting date or the date on which you received your first payment. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form Designated Roth accounts. Federal income tax ez form   Your cost in these accounts is your designated Roth contributions that were included in your income as wages subject to applicable withholding requirements. Federal income tax ez form Your cost will also include any in-plan Roth rollovers you included in income. Federal income tax ez form Foreign employment contributions. Federal income tax ez form   If you worked in a foreign country and contributions were made to your retirement plan, special rules apply in determining your cost. Federal income tax ez form See Foreign employment contributions under Cost (Investment in the Contract) in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form Taxation of Periodic Payments Fully taxable payments. Federal income tax ez form   Generally, if you did not pay any part of the cost of your employee pension or annuity and your employer did not withhold part of the cost from your pay while you worked, the amounts you receive each year are fully taxable. Federal income tax ez form You must report them on your income tax return. Federal income tax ez form Partly taxable payments. Federal income tax ez form   If you paid part of the cost of your pension or annuity, you are not taxed on the part of the pension or annuity you receive that represents a return of your cost. Federal income tax ez form The rest of the amount you receive is generally taxable. Federal income tax ez form You figure the tax-free part of the payment using either the Simplified Method or the General Rule. Federal income tax ez form Your annuity starting date and whether or not your plan is qualified determine which method you must or may use. Federal income tax ez form   If your annuity starting date is after November 18, 1996, and your payments are from a qualified plan, you must use the Simplified Method. Federal income tax ez form Generally, you must use the General Rule if your annuity is paid under a nonqualified plan, and you cannot use this method if your annuity is paid under a qualified plan. Federal income tax ez form   If you had more than one partly taxable pension or annuity, figure the tax-free part and the taxable part of each separately. Federal income tax ez form   If your annuity is paid under a qualified plan and your annuity starting date is after July 1, 1986, and before November 19, 1996, you could have chosen to use either the General Rule or the Simplified Method. Federal income tax ez form Exclusion limit. Federal income tax ez form   Your annuity starting date determines the total amount of annuity payments that you can exclude from your taxable income over the years. Federal income tax ez form Once your annuity starting date is determined, it does not change. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form That recovery period begins on your annuity starting date and is not affected by the date you first complete the worksheet. Federal income tax ez form Exclusion limited to cost. Federal income tax ez form   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. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Federal income tax ez form Exclusion not limited to cost. Federal income tax ez form   If your annuity starting date is before 1987, you can continue to take your monthly exclusion for as long as you receive your annuity. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form The total exclusion may be more than your cost. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form For any other annuity, this number is the number of monthly annuity payments under the contract. Federal income tax ez form Who must use the Simplified Method. Federal income tax ez form   You must use the Simplified Method if your annuity starting date is after November 18, 1996, and you both: Receive pension or annuity payments from a qualified employee plan, qualified employee annuity, or a tax-sheltered annuity (403(b)) plan, and On your annuity starting date, you were either under age 75, or entitled to less than 5 years of guaranteed payments. Federal income tax ez form Guaranteed payments. Federal income tax ez form   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. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form How to use the Simplified Method. Federal income tax ez form    Complete the Simplified Method Worksheet in Publication 575 to figure your taxable annuity for 2013. Federal income tax ez form Single-life annuity. Federal income tax ez form    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. Federal income tax ez form Enter on line 3 the number shown for your age at the annuity starting date. Federal income tax ez form Multiple-lives annuity. Federal income tax ez form   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. Federal income tax ez form Enter on line 3 the number shown for the combined ages of you and the youngest survivor annuitant at the annuity starting date. Federal income tax ez form   However, if your annuity starting date is before 1998, do not use Table 2 and do not combine the annuitants' ages. Federal income tax ez form Instead you must use Table 1 and enter on line 3 the number shown for the primary annuitant's age on the annuity starting date. Federal income tax ez form    Be sure to keep a copy of the completed worksheet; it will help you figure your taxable annuity next year. Federal income tax ez form Example. Federal income tax ez form Bill Smith, age 65, began receiving retirement benefits in 2013, under a joint and survivor annuity. Federal income tax ez form Bill's annuity starting date is January 1, 2013. Federal income tax ez form The benefits are to be paid for the joint lives of Bill and his wife Kathy, age 65. Federal income tax ez form Bill had contributed $31,000 to a qualified plan and had received no distributions before the annuity starting date. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form 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 the worksheet in completing line 3 of the worksheet. Federal income tax ez form His completed worksheet is shown in Worksheet 10-A. Federal income tax ez form Bill's tax-free monthly amount is $100 ($31,000 ÷ 310) as shown on line 4 of the worksheet. Federal income tax ez form Upon Bill's death, if Bill has not recovered the full $31,000 investment, Kathy will also exclude $100 from her $600 monthly payment. Federal income tax ez form The full amount of any annuity payments received after 310 payments are paid must be included in gross income. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted- gross-income limit. Federal income tax ez form Worksheet 10-A. Federal income tax ez form Simplified Method Worksheet for Bill Smith 1. Federal income tax ez form Enter the total pension or annuity payments received this year. Federal income tax ez form Also, add this amount to the total for Form 1040, line 16a, or Form 1040A, line 12a 1. Federal income tax ez form 14,400 2. Federal income tax ez form Enter your cost in the plan (contract) at the annuity starting date plus any death benefit exclusion*. Federal income tax ez form See Cost (Investment in the Contract) , earlier 2. Federal income tax ez form 31,000       Note: 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). Federal income tax ez form Otherwise, go to line 3. Federal income tax ez form         3. Federal income tax ez form Enter the appropriate number from Table 1 below. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form 310     4. Federal income tax ez form Divide line 2 by the number on line 3 4. Federal income tax ez form 100     5. Federal income tax ez form Multiply line 4 by the number of months for which this year's payments were made. Federal income tax ez form If your annuity starting date was before 1987, enter this amount on line 8 below and skip lines 6, 7, 10, and 11. Federal income tax ez form Otherwise, go to line 6 5. Federal income tax ez form 1,200     6. Federal income tax ez form Enter any amounts previously recovered tax free in years after 1986. Federal income tax ez form This is the amount shown on line 10 of your worksheet for last year 6. Federal income tax ez form -0-     7. Federal income tax ez form Subtract line 6 from line 2 7. Federal income tax ez form 31,000     8. Federal income tax ez form Enter the smaller of line 5 or line 7 8. Federal income tax ez form 1,200 9. Federal income tax ez form Taxable amount for year. Federal income tax ez form Subtract line 8 from line 1. Federal income tax ez form Enter the result, but not less than zero. Federal income tax ez form Also, add this amount to the total for Form 1040, line 16b, or Form 1040A, line 12b 9. Federal income tax ez form 13,200   Note: If your Form 1099-R shows a larger taxable amount, use the amount figured on this line instead. Federal income tax ez form If you are a retired public safety officer, see Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers in Publication 575 before entering an amount on your tax return. Federal income tax ez form     10. Federal income tax ez form Was your annuity starting date before 1987? □ Yes. Federal income tax ez form STOP. Federal income tax ez form Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. Federal income tax ez form  ☑ No. Federal income tax ez form Add lines 6 and 8. Federal income tax ez form This is the amount you have recovered tax free through 2013. Federal income tax ez form You will need this number if you need to fill out this worksheet next year 10. Federal income tax ez form 1,200 11. Federal income tax ez form Balance of cost to be recovered. Federal income tax ez form Subtract line 10 from line 2. Federal income tax ez form If zero, you will not have to complete this worksheet next year. Federal income tax ez form The payments you receive next year will generally be fully taxable 11. Federal income tax ez form 29,800 TABLE 1 FOR LINE 3 ABOVE   AND your annuity starting date was— IF the age at annuity starting date was. Federal income tax ez form . Federal income tax ez form . Federal income tax ez form before November 19, 1996, enter on line 3. Federal income tax ez form . Federal income tax ez form . Federal income tax ez form after November 18, 1996, enter on line 3. Federal income tax ez form . Federal income tax ez form . Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form . Federal income tax ez form . Federal income tax ez form   THEN enter on line 3. Federal income tax ez form . Federal income tax ez form . Federal income tax ez form 110 or under   410 111–120   360 121–130   310 131–140   260 141 or older   210 * A death benefit exclusion (up to $5,000) applied to certain benefits received by employees who died before August 21, 1996. Federal income tax ez form Who must use the General Rule. Federal income tax ez form   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. Federal income tax ez form Annuity starting before November 19, 1996. Federal income tax ez form   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. Federal income tax ez form You also had to use it for any fixed-period annuity. Federal income tax ez form If you did not have to use the General Rule, you could have chosen to use it. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form   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. Federal income tax ez form Who cannot use the General Rule. Federal income tax ez form   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. Federal income tax ez form See Who must use the Simplified Method , earlier. Federal income tax ez form More information. Federal income tax ez form   For complete information on using the General Rule, including the actuarial tables you need, see Publication 939. Federal income tax ez form Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments Nonperiodic distributions are also known as amounts not received as an annuity. Federal income tax ez form They include all payments other than periodic payments and corrective distributions. Federal income tax ez form Examples of nonperiodic payments are cash withdrawals, distributions of current earnings, certain loans, and the value of annuity contracts transferred without full and adequate consideration. Federal income tax ez form Corrective distributions of excess plan contributions. Federal income tax ez form   Generally, if the contributions made for you during the year to certain retirement plans exceed certain limits, the excess is taxable to you. Federal income tax ez form To correct an excess, your plan may distribute it to you (along with any income earned on the excess). Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form Figuring the taxable amount of nonperiodic payments. Federal income tax ez form   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. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form 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. Federal income tax ez form Annuity starting date. Federal income tax ez form   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. Federal income tax ez form Distribution on or after annuity starting date. Federal income tax ez form   If you receive a nonperiodic payment from your annuity contract on or after the annuity starting date, you generally must include all of the payment in gross income. Federal income tax ez form Distribution before annuity starting date. Federal income tax ez form   If you receive a nonperiodic distribution before the annuity starting date from a qualified retirement plan, you generally can allocate only part of it to the cost of the contract. Federal income tax ez form You exclude from your gross income the part that you allocate to the cost. Federal income tax ez form You include the remainder in your gross income. Federal income tax ez form   If you receive a nonperiodic distribution before the annuity starting date from a plan other than a qualified retirement plan (nonqualified plan), it is allocated first to earnings (the taxable part) and then to the cost of the contract (the tax-free part). Federal income tax ez form This allocation rule applies, for example, to a commercial annuity contract you bought directly from the issuer. Federal income tax ez form    Distributions from nonqualified plans are subject to the net investment income tax. Federal income tax ez form See the Instructions for Form 8960. Federal income tax ez form   For more information, see Figuring the Taxable Amount under Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form Lump-Sum Distributions This section on lump-sum distributions only applies if the plan participant was born before January 2, 1936. Federal income tax ez form If the plan participant was born after January 1, 1936, the taxable amount of this nonperiodic payment is reported as discussed earlier. Federal income tax ez form A lump-sum distribution is the distribution or payment in one tax year of a plan participant's entire balance from all of the employer's qualified plans of one kind (for example, pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plans). Federal income tax ez form A distribution from a nonqualified plan (such as a privately purchased commercial annuity or a section 457 deferred compensation plan of a state or local government or tax-exempt organization) cannot qualify as a lump-sum distribution. Federal income tax ez form The participant's entire balance from a plan does not include certain forfeited amounts. Federal income tax ez form It also does not include any deductible voluntary employee contributions allowed by the plan after 1981 and before 1987. Federal income tax ez form For more information about distributions that do not qualify as lump-sum distributions, see Distributions that do not qualify under Lump-Sum Distributions in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form If you receive a lump-sum distribution from a qualified employee plan or qualified employee annuity and the plan participant was born before January 2, 1936, you may be able to elect optional methods of figuring the tax on the distribution. Federal income tax ez form The part from active participation in the plan before 1974 may qualify as capital gain subject to a 20% tax rate. Federal income tax ez form The part from participation after 1973 (and any part from participation before 1974 that you do not report as capital gain) is ordinary income. Federal income tax ez form You may be able to use the 10-year tax option, discussed later, to figure tax on the ordinary income part. Federal income tax ez form Use Form 4972 to figure the separate tax on a lump-sum distribution using the optional methods. Federal income tax ez form The tax figured on Form 4972 is added to the regular tax figured on your other income. Federal income tax ez form This may result in a smaller tax than you would pay by including the taxable amount of the distribution as ordinary income in figuring your regular tax. Federal income tax ez form How to treat the distribution. Federal income tax ez form   If you receive a lump-sum distribution, you may have the following options for how you treat the taxable part. Federal income tax ez form Report the part of the distribution from participation before 1974 as a capital gain (if you qualify) and the part from participation after 1973 as ordinary income. Federal income tax ez form Report the part of the distribution from participation before 1974 as a capital gain (if you qualify) and use the 10-year tax option to figure the tax on the part from participation after 1973 (if you qualify). Federal income tax ez form Use the 10-year tax option to figure the tax on the total taxable amount (if you qualify). Federal income tax ez form Roll over all or part of the distribution. Federal income tax ez form See Rollovers , later. Federal income tax ez form No tax is currently due on the part rolled over. Federal income tax ez form Report any part not rolled over as ordinary income. Federal income tax ez form Report the entire taxable part of the distribution as ordinary income on your tax return. Federal income tax ez form   The first three options are explained in the following discussions. Federal income tax ez form Electing optional lump-sum treatment. Federal income tax ez form   You can choose to use the 10-year tax option or capital gain treatment only once after 1986 for any plan participant. Federal income tax ez form If you make this choice, you cannot use either of these optional treatments for any future distributions for the participant. Federal income tax ez form Taxable and tax-free parts of the distribution. Federal income tax ez form    The taxable part of a lump-sum distribution is the employer's contributions and income earned on your account. Federal income tax ez form You may recover your cost in the lump sum and any net unrealized appreciation (NUA) in employer securities tax free. Federal income tax ez form Cost. Federal income tax ez form   In general, your cost is the total of: The plan participant's nondeductible contributions to the plan, The plan participant's taxable costs of any life insurance contract distributed, Any employer contributions that were taxable to the plan participant, and Repayments of any loans that were taxable to the plan participant. Federal income tax ez form You must reduce this cost by amounts previously distributed tax free. Federal income tax ez form Net unrealized appreciation (NUA). Federal income tax ez form   The NUA in employer securities (box 6 of Form 1099-R) received as part of a lump-sum distribution is generally tax free until you sell or exchange the securities. Federal income tax ez form (For more information, see Distributions of employer securities under Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form ) Capital Gain Treatment Capital gain treatment applies only to the taxable part of a lump-sum distribution resulting from participation in the plan before 1974. Federal income tax ez form The amount treated as capital gain is taxed at a 20% rate. Federal income tax ez form You can elect this treatment only once for any plan participant, and only if the plan participant was born before January 2, 1936. Federal income tax ez form Complete Part II of Form 4972 to choose the 20% capital gain election. Federal income tax ez form For more information, see Capital Gain Treatment under Lump-Sum Distributions in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form 10-Year Tax Option The 10-year tax option is a special formula used to figure a separate tax on the ordinary income part of a lump-sum distribution. Federal income tax ez form You pay the tax only once, for the year in which you receive the distribution, not over the next 10 years. Federal income tax ez form You can elect this treatment only once for any plan participant, and only if the plan participant was born before January 2, 1936. Federal income tax ez form The ordinary income part of the distribution is the amount shown in box 2a of the Form 1099-R given to you by the payer, minus the amount, if any, shown in box 3. Federal income tax ez form You also can treat the capital gain part of the distribution (box 3 of Form 1099-R) as ordinary income for the 10-year tax option if you do not choose capital gain treatment for that part. Federal income tax ez form Complete Part III of Form 4972 to choose the 10-year tax option. Federal income tax ez form You must use the special Tax Rate Schedule shown in the instructions for Part III to figure the tax. Federal income tax ez form Publication 575 illustrates how to complete Form 4972 to figure the separate tax. Federal income tax ez form Rollovers If you withdraw cash or other assets from a qualified retirement plan in an eligible rollover distribution, you can defer tax on the distribution by rolling it over to another qualified retirement plan or a traditional IRA. Federal income tax ez form For this purpose, the following plans are qualified retirement plans. Federal income tax ez form A qualified employee plan. Federal income tax ez form A qualified employee annuity. Federal income tax ez form A tax-sheltered annuity plan (403(b) plan). Federal income tax ez form An eligible state or local government section 457 deferred compensation plan. Federal income tax ez form Eligible rollover distributions. Federal income tax ez form   Generally, an eligible rollover distribution is any distribution of all or any part of the balance to your credit in a qualified retirement plan. Federal income tax ez form For information about exceptions to eligible rollover distributions, see Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form Rollover of nontaxable amounts. Federal income tax ez form   You may be able to roll over the nontaxable part of a distribution (such as your after-tax contributions) made to another qualified retirement plan that is a qualified employee plan or a 403(b) plan, or to a traditional or Roth IRA. Federal income tax ez form The transfer must be made either through a direct rollover to a qualified plan or 403(b) plan that separately accounts for the taxable and nontaxable parts of the rollover or through a rollover to a traditional or Roth IRA. Federal income tax ez form   If you roll over only part of a distribution that includes both taxable and nontaxable amounts, the amount you roll over is treated as coming first from the taxable part of the distribution. Federal income tax ez form   Any after-tax contributions that you roll over into your traditional IRA become part of your basis (cost) in your IRAs. Federal income tax ez form To recover your basis when you take distributions from your IRA, you must complete Form 8606 for the year of the distribution. Federal income tax ez form For more information, see the Form 8606 instructions. Federal income tax ez form Direct rollover option. Federal income tax ez form   You can choose to have any part or all of an eligible rollover distribution paid directly to another qualified retirement plan that accepts rollover distributions or to a traditional or Roth IRA. Federal income tax ez form If you choose the direct rollover option, or have an automatic rollover, no tax will be withheld from any part of the distribution that is directly paid to the trustee of the other plan. Federal income tax ez form Payment to you option. Federal income tax ez form   If an eligible rollover distribution is paid to you, 20% generally will be withheld for income tax. Federal income tax ez form However, the full amount is treated as distributed to you even though you actually receive only 80%. Federal income tax ez form You generally must include in income any part (including the part withheld) that you do not roll over within 60 days to another qualified retirement plan or to a traditional or Roth IRA. Federal income tax ez form (See Pensions and Annuities under Tax Withholding for 2014 in chapter 4. Federal income tax ez form )    If you decide to roll over an amount equal to the distribution before withholding, your contribution to the new plan or IRA must include other money (for example, from savings or amounts borrowed) to replace the amount withheld. Federal income tax ez form Time for making rollover. Federal income tax ez form   You generally must complete the rollover of an eligible rollover distribution paid to you by the 60th day following the day on which you receive the distribution from your employer's plan. Federal income tax ez form (If an amount distributed to you becomes a frozen deposit in a financial institution during the 60-day period after you receive it, the rollover period is extended for the period during which the distribution is in a frozen deposit in a financial institution. Federal income tax ez form )   The IRS may waive the 60-day requirement where the failure to do so would be against equity or good conscience, such as in the event of a casualty, disaster, or other event beyond your reasonable control. Federal income tax ez form   The administrator of a qualified plan must give you a written explanation of your distribution options within a reasonable period of time before making an eligible rollover distribution. Federal income tax ez form Qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). Federal income tax ez form   You may be able to roll over tax free all or part of a distribution from a qualified retirement plan that you receive under a QDRO. Federal income tax ez form If you receive the distribution as an employee's spouse or former spouse (not as a nonspousal beneficiary), the rollover rules apply to you as if you were the employee. Federal income tax ez form You can roll over the distribution from the plan into a traditional IRA or to another eligible retirement plan. Federal income tax ez form See Rollovers in Publication 575 for more information on benefits received under a QDRO. Federal income tax ez form Rollover by surviving spouse. Federal income tax ez form   You may be able to roll over tax free all or part of a distribution from a qualified retirement plan you receive as the surviving spouse of a deceased employee. Federal income tax ez form The rollover rules apply to you as if you were the employee. Federal income tax ez form You can roll over a distribution into a qualified retirement plan or a traditional or Roth IRA. Federal income tax ez form For a rollover to a Roth IRA, see Rollovers to Roth IRAs , later. Federal income tax ez form    A distribution paid to a beneficiary other than the employee's surviving spouse is generally not an eligible rollover distribution. Federal income tax ez form However, see Rollovers by nonspouse beneficiary next. Federal income tax ez form Rollovers by nonspouse beneficiary. Federal income tax ez form   If you are a designated beneficiary (other than a surviving spouse) of a deceased employee, you may be able to roll over tax free all or a portion of a distribution you receive from an eligible retirement plan of the employee. Federal income tax ez form The distribution must be a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer to your traditional or Roth IRA that was set up to receive the distribution. Federal income tax ez form The transfer will be treated as an eligible rollover distribution and the receiving plan will be treated as an inherited IRA. Federal income tax ez form For information on inherited IRAs, see What if You Inherit an IRA? in chapter 1 of Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Federal income tax ez form Retirement bonds. Federal income tax ez form   If you redeem retirement bonds purchased under a qualified bond purchase plan, you can roll over the proceeds that exceed your basis tax free into an IRA (as discussed in Publication 590) or a qualified employer plan. Federal income tax ez form Designated Roth accounts. Federal income tax ez form   You can roll over an eligible rollover distribution from a designated Roth account into another designated Roth account or a Roth IRA. Federal income tax ez form If you want to roll over the part of the distribution that is not included in income, you must make a direct rollover of the entire distribution or you can roll over the entire amount (or any portion) to a Roth IRA. Federal income tax ez form For more information on rollovers from designated Roth accounts, see Rollovers in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form In-plan rollovers to designated Roth accounts. Federal income tax ez form   If you are a plan participant in a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plan, your plan may permit you to roll over amounts in those plans to a designated Roth account within the same plan. Federal income tax ez form The rollover of any untaxed amounts must be included in income. Federal income tax ez form See Designated Roth accounts under Rollovers in Publication 575 for more information. Federal income tax ez form Rollovers to Roth IRAs. Federal income tax ez form   You can roll over distributions directly from a qualified retirement plan (other than a designated Roth account) to a Roth IRA. Federal income tax ez form   You must include in your gross income distributions from a qualified retirement plan (other than a designated Roth account) that you would have had to include in income if you had not rolled them over into a Roth IRA. Federal income tax ez form You do not include in gross income any part of a distribution from a qualified retirement plan that is a return of contributions to the plan that were taxable to you when paid. Federal income tax ez form In addition, the 10% tax on early distributions does not apply. Federal income tax ez form More information. Federal income tax ez form   For more information on the rules for rolling over distributions, see Rollovers in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form Special Additional Taxes To discourage the use of pension funds for purposes other than normal retirement, the law imposes additional taxes on early distributions of those funds and on failures to withdraw the funds timely. Federal income tax ez form Ordinarily, you will not be subject to these taxes if you roll over all early distributions you receive, as explained earlier, and begin drawing out the funds at a normal retirement age, in reasonable amounts over your life expectancy. Federal income tax ez form These special additional taxes are the taxes on: Early distributions, and Excess accumulation (not receiving minimum distributions). Federal income tax ez form These taxes are discussed in the following sections. Federal income tax ez form If you must pay either of these taxes, report them on Form 5329. Federal income tax ez form However, you do not have to file Form 5329 if you owe only the tax on early distributions and your Form 1099-R correctly shows a “1” in box 7. Federal income tax ez form Instead, enter 10% of the taxable part of the distribution on Form 1040, line 58 and write “No” under the heading “Other Taxes” to the left of line 58. Federal income tax ez form Even if you do not owe any of these taxes, you may have to complete Form 5329 and attach it to your Form 1040. Federal income tax ez form This applies if you meet an exception to the tax on early distributions but box 7 of your Form 1099-R does not indicate an exception. Federal income tax ez form Tax on Early Distributions Most distributions (both periodic and nonperiodic) from qualified retirement plans and nonqualified annuity contracts made to you before you reach age 59½ are subject to an additional tax of 10%. Federal income tax ez form This tax applies to the part of the distribution that you must include in gross income. Federal income tax ez form For this purpose, a qualified retirement plan is: A qualified employee plan, A qualified employee annuity plan, A tax-sheltered annuity plan, or An eligible state or local government section 457 deferred compensation plan (to the extent that any distribution is attributable to amounts the plan received in a direct transfer or rollover from one of the other plans listed here or an IRA). Federal income tax ez form 5% rate on certain early distributions from deferred annuity contracts. Federal income tax ez form   If an early withdrawal from a deferred annuity is otherwise subject to the 10% additional tax, a 5% rate may apply instead. Federal income tax ez form A 5% rate applies to distributions under a written election providing a specific schedule for the distribution of your interest in the contract if, as of March 1, 1986, you had begun receiving payments under the election. Federal income tax ez form On line 4 of Form 5329, multiply the line 3 amount by 5% instead of 10%. Federal income tax ez form Attach an explanation to your return. Federal income tax ez form Distributions from Roth IRAs allocable to a rollover from an eligible retirement plan within the 5-year period. Federal income tax ez form   If, within the 5-year period starting with the first day of your tax year in which you rolled over an amount from an eligible retirement plan to a Roth IRA, you take a distribution from the Roth IRA, you may have to pay the additional 10% tax on early distributions. Federal income tax ez form You generally must pay the 10% additional tax on any amount attributable to the part of the rollover that you had to include in income. Federal income tax ez form The additional tax is figured on Form 5329. Federal income tax ez form For more information, see Form 5329 and its instructions. Federal income tax ez form For information on qualified distributions from Roth IRAs, see Additional Tax on Early Distributions in chapter 2 of Publication 590. Federal income tax ez form Distributions from designated Roth accounts allocable to in-plan Roth rollovers within the 5-year period. Federal income tax ez form   If, within the 5-year period starting with the first day of your tax year in which you rolled over an amount from a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plan to a designated Roth account, you take a distribution from the designated Roth account, you may have to pay the additional 10% tax on early distributions. Federal income tax ez form You generally must pay the 10% additional tax on any amount attributable to the part of the in-plan rollover that you had to include in income. Federal income tax ez form The additional tax is figured on Form 5329. Federal income tax ez form For more information, see Form 5329 and its instructions. Federal income tax ez form For information on qualified distributions from designated Roth accounts, see Designated Roth accounts under Taxation of Periodic Payments in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form Exceptions to tax. Federal income tax ez form    Certain early distributions are excepted from the early distribution tax. Federal income tax ez form If the payer knows that an exception applies to your early distribution, distribution code “2,” “3,” or “4” should be shown in box 7 of your Form 1099-R and you do not have to report the distribution on Form 5329. Federal income tax ez form If an exception applies but distribution code “1” (early distribution, no known exception) is shown in box 7, you must file Form 5329. Federal income tax ez form Enter the taxable amount of the distribution shown in box 2a of your Form 1099-R on line 1 of Form 5329. Federal income tax ez form On line 2, enter the amount that can be excluded and the exception number shown in the Form 5329 instructions. Federal income tax ez form    If distribution code “1” is incorrectly shown on your Form 1099-R for a distribution received when you were age 59½ or older, include that distribution on Form 5329. Federal income tax ez form Enter exception number “12” on line 2. Federal income tax ez form General exceptions. Federal income tax ez form   The tax does not apply to distributions that are: Made as part of a series of substantially equal periodic payments (made at least annually) for your life (or life expectancy) or the joint lives (or joint life expectancies) of you and your designated beneficiary (if from a qualified retirement plan, the payments must begin after your separation from service), Made because you are totally and permanently disabled, or Made on or after the death of the plan participant or contract holder. Federal income tax ez form Additional exceptions for qualified retirement plans. Federal income tax ez form   The tax does not apply to distributions that are: From a qualified retirement plan (other than an IRA) after your separation from service in or after the year you reached age 55 (age 50 for qualified public safety employees), From a qualified retirement plan (other than an IRA) to an alternate payee under a qualified domestic relations order, From a qualified retirement plan to the extent you have deductible medical expenses that exceed 10% (or 7. Federal income tax ez form 5% if you or your spouse are age 65 or older) of your adjusted gross income, whether or not you itemize your deductions for the year, From an employer plan under a written election that provides a specific schedule for distribution of your entire interest if, as of March 1, 1986, you had separated from service and had begun receiving payments under the election, From an employee stock ownership plan for dividends on employer securities held by the plan, From a qualified retirement plan due to an IRS levy of the plan, From elective deferral accounts under 401(k) or 403(b) plans or similar arrangements that are qualified reservist distributions, or Phased retirement annuity payments made to federal employees. Federal income tax ez form See Pub. Federal income tax ez form 721 for more information on the phased retirement program. Federal income tax ez form Qualified public safety employees. Federal income tax ez form   If you are a qualified public safety employee, distributions made from a governmental defined benefit pension plan are not subject to the additional tax on early distributions. Federal income tax ez form You are a qualified public safety employee if you provide police protection, firefighting services, or emergency medical services for a state or municipality, and you separated from service in or after the year you attained age 50. Federal income tax ez form Qualified reservist distributions. Federal income tax ez form   A qualified reservist distribution is not subject to the additional tax on early distributions. Federal income tax ez form A qualified reservist distribution is a distribution (a) from elective deferrals under a section 401(k) or 403(b) plan, or a similar arrangement, (b) to an individual ordered or called to active duty (because he or she is a member of a reserve component) for a period of more than 179 days or for an indefinite period, and (c) made during the period beginning on the date of the order or call and ending at the close of the active duty period. Federal income tax ez form You must have been ordered or called to active duty after September 11, 2001. Federal income tax ez form For more information, see Qualified reservist distributions under Special Additional Taxes in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form Additional exceptions for nonqualified annuity contracts. Federal income tax ez form   The tax does not apply to distributions from: A deferred annuity contract to the extent allocable to investment in the contract before August 14, 1982, A deferred annuity contract under a qualified personal injury settlement, A deferred annuity contract purchased by your employer upon termination of a qualified employee plan or qualified employee annuity plan and held by your employer until your separation from service, or An immediate annuity contract (a single premium contract providing substantially equal annuity payments that start within 1 year from the date of purchase and are paid at least annually). Federal income tax ez form Tax on Excess Accumulation To make sure that most of your retirement benefits are paid to you during your lifetime, rather than to your beneficiaries after your death, the payments that you receive from qualified retirement plans must begin no later than your required beginning date (defined later). Federal income tax ez form The payments each year cannot be less than the required minimum distribution. Federal income tax ez form Required distributions not made. Federal income tax ez form   If the actual distributions to you in any year are less than the minimum required distribution for that year, you are subject to an additional tax. Federal income tax ez form The tax equals 50% of the part of the required minimum distribution that was not distributed. Federal income tax ez form   For this purpose, a qualified retirement plan includes: A qualified employee plan, A qualified employee annuity plan, An eligible section 457 deferred compensation plan, or A tax-sheltered annuity plan (403(b) plan)(for benefits accruing after 1986). Federal income tax ez form Waiver. Federal income tax ez form   The tax may be waived if you establish that the shortfall in distributions was due to reasonable error and that reasonable steps are being taken to remedy the shortfall. Federal income tax ez form See the Instructions for Form 5329 for the procedure to follow if you believe you qualify for a waiver of this tax. Federal income tax ez form State insurer delinquency proceedings. Federal income tax ez form   You might not receive the minimum distribution because assets are invested in a contract issued by an insurance company in state insurer delinquency proceedings. Federal income tax ez form If your payments are reduced below the minimum due to these proceedings, you should contact your plan administrator. Federal income tax ez form Under certain conditions, you will not have to pay the 50% excise tax. Federal income tax ez form Required beginning date. Federal income tax ez form   Unless the rule for 5% owners applies, you generally must begin to receive distributions from your qualified retirement plan by April 1 of the year that follows the later of: The calendar year in which you reach age 70½, or The calendar year in which you retire from employment with the employer maintaining the plan. Federal income tax ez form However, your plan may require you to begin to receive distributions by April 1 of the year that follows the year in which you reach age 70½, even if you have not retired. Federal income tax ez form   If you reached age 70½ in 2013, you may be required to receive your first distribution by April 1, 2014. Federal income tax ez form Your required distribution then must be made for 2014 by December 31, 2014. Federal income tax ez form 5% owners. Federal income tax ez form   If you are a 5% owner, you must begin to receive distributions by April 1 of the year that follows the calendar year in which you reach age 70½. Federal income tax ez form   You are a 5% owner if, for the plan year ending in the calendar year in which you reach age 70½, you own (or are considered to own under section 318 of the Internal Revenue Code) more than 5% of the outstanding stock (or more than 5% of the total voting power of all stock) of the employer, or more than 5% of the capital or profits interest in the employer. Federal income tax ez form Age 70½. Federal income tax ez form   You reach age 70½ on the date that is 6 calendar months after the date of your 70th birthday. Federal income tax ez form   For example, if you are retired and your 70th birthday was on June 30, 2013, you were age 70½ on December 30, 2013. Federal income tax ez form If your 70th birthday was on July 1, 2013, you reached age 70½ on January 1, 2014. Federal income tax ez form Required distributions. Federal income tax ez form   By the required beginning date, as explained earlier, you must either: Receive your entire interest in the plan (for a tax-sheltered annuity, your entire benefit accruing after 1986), or Begin receiving periodic distributions in annual amounts calculated to distribute your entire interest (for a tax-sheltered annuity, your entire benefit accruing after 1986) over your life or life expectancy or over the joint lives or joint life expectancies of you and a designated beneficiary (or over a shorter period). Federal income tax ez form Additional information. Federal income tax ez form   For more information on this rule, see Tax on Excess Accumulation in Publication 575. Federal income tax ez form Form 5329. Federal income tax ez form   You must file Form 5329 if you owe tax because you did not receive a minimum required distribution from your qualified retirement plan. Federal income tax ez form Survivors and Beneficiaries Generally, a survivor or beneficiary reports pension or annuity income in the same way the plan participant would have. Federal income tax ez form However, some special rules apply. Federal income tax ez form See Publication 575 for more information. Federal income tax ez form Survivors of employees. Federal income tax ez form   If you are entitled to receive a survivor annuity on the death of an employee who died, you can exclude part of each annuity payment as a tax-free recovery of the employee's investment in the contract. Federal income tax ez form You must figure the taxable and tax-free parts of your annuity payments using the method that applies as if you were the employee. Federal income tax ez form Survivors of retirees. Federal income tax ez form   If you receive benefits as a survivor under a joint and survivor annuity, include those benefits in income in the same way the retiree would have included them in income. Federal income tax ez form If you receive a survivor annuity because of the death of a retiree who had reported the annuity under the Three-Year Rule and recovered all of the cost tax free, your survivor payments are fully taxable. Federal income tax ez form    If the retiree was reporting the annuity payments under the General Rule, you must apply the same exclusion percentage to your initial survivor annuity payment called for in the contract. Federal income tax ez form The resulting tax-free amount will then remain fixed. Federal income tax ez form Any increases in the survivor annuity are fully taxable. Federal income tax ez form    If the retiree was reporting the annuity payments under the Simplified Method, the part of each payment that is tax free is the same as the tax-free amount figured by the retiree at the annuity starting date. Federal income tax ez form This amount remains fixed even if the annuity payments are increased or decreased. Federal income tax ez form See Simplified Method , earlier. Federal income tax ez form   In any case, if the annuity starting date is after 1986, the total exclusion over the years cannot be more than the cost. Federal income tax ez form Estate tax deduction. Federal income tax ez form   If your annuity was a joint and survivor annuity that was included in the decedent's estate, an estate tax may have been paid on it. Federal income tax ez form You can deduct the part of the total estate tax that was based on the annuity. Federal income tax ez form The deceased annuitant must have died after the annuity starting date. Federal income tax ez form (For details, see section 1. Federal income tax ez form 691(d)-1 of the regulations. Federal income tax ez form ) Deduct it in equal amounts over your remaining life expectancy. Federal income tax ez form   If the decedent died before the annuity starting date of a deferred annuity contract and you receive a death benefit under that contract, the amount you receive (either in a lump sum or as periodic payments) in excess of the decedent's cost is included in your gross income as income in respect of a decedent for which you may be able to claim an estate tax deduction. Federal income tax ez form   You can take the estate tax deduction as an itemized deduction on Schedule A, Form 1040. Federal income tax ez form This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit on miscellaneous deductions. Federal income tax ez form See Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators, for more information on the estate tax deduction. Federal income tax ez form Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Employer ID Numbers (EINs)

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An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN. You may apply for an EIN in various ways, and now you may apply online. This is a free service offered by the Internal Revenue Service. You must check with your state to make sure you need a state number or charter.

Apply for an EIN Online

Check out our Interview-style online EIN application. No need to file a Form SS-4! We ask you the questions and you give us the answers. The application includes embedded help topics and hyperlinked keywords and definitions so separate instructions aren’t needed. After all validations are done you will get your EIN immediately upon completion. You can then download, save, and print your confirmation notice. It’s fast, free, and user-friendly!

Change of Ownership or Structure

Generally, businesses need a new EIN when their ownership or structure has changed. Refer to "Do You Need a New EIN?" to determine if this applies to your business.

Verify Your EIN

If you want to verify your EIN, see the Lost or Misplaced Your EIN page for instructions.

Daily Limitation of an Employer Identification Number

Effective May 21, 2012, to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service will limit Employer Identification Number (EIN) issuance to one per responsible party per day. This limitation is applicable to all requests for EINs whether online or by fax or mail. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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