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Federal tax return 2012 Publication 560 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionSEP plans. Federal tax return 2012 SIMPLE plans. Federal tax return 2012 Qualified plans. Federal tax return 2012 Ordering forms and publications. Federal tax return 2012 Tax questions. Federal tax return 2012 Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 560, such as legislation enacted after we release it, go to www. Federal tax return 2012 irs. Federal tax return 2012 gov/pub560. Federal tax return 2012 What's New Compensation limit increased for 2013 and 2014. Federal tax return 2012  For 2013 the maximum compensation used for figuring contributions and benefits increases to $255,000. Federal tax return 2012 This limit increases to $260,000 for 2014. Federal tax return 2012 Elective deferral limit for 2013 and 2014. Federal tax return 2012  The limit on elective deferrals, other than catch-up contributions, increases to $17,500 for 2013 and remains at $17,500 for 2014. Federal tax return 2012 These limits apply for participants in SARSEPs, 401(k) plans (excluding SIMPLE plans), section 403(b) plans and section 457(b) plans. Federal tax return 2012 Defined contribution limit increased for 2013 and 2014. Federal tax return 2012  The limit on contributions, other than catch-up contributions, for a participant in a defined contribution plan increases to $51,000 for 2013. Federal tax return 2012 This limit increases to $52,000 for 2014. Federal tax return 2012 SIMPLE plan salary reduction contribution limit for 2013 and 2014. Federal tax return 2012  The limit on salary reduction contributions, other than catch-up contributions, increases to $12,000 for 2013 and remains at $12,000 for 2014. Federal tax return 2012 Catch-up contribution limit remains unchanged for 2013 and 2014. Federal tax return 2012  A plan can permit participants who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year to make catch-up contributions in addition to elective deferrals and SIMPLE plan salary reduction contributions. Federal tax return 2012 The catch-up contribution limitation for defined contribution plans other than SIMPLE plans remains unchanged at $5,500 for 2013 and 2014. Federal tax return 2012 The catch-up contribution limitation for SIMPLE plans remains unchanged at $2,500 for 2013 and 2014. Federal tax return 2012 The catch-up contributions a participant can make for a year cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. Federal tax return 2012 The catch-up contribution limit. Federal tax return 2012 The excess of the participant's compensation over the elective deferrals that are not catch-up contributions. Federal tax return 2012 See “Catch-up contributions” under Contribution Limits and Limit on Elective Deferrals in chapters 3 and 4, respectively, for more information. Federal tax return 2012 All section references are to the Internal Revenue Code, unless otherwise stated. Federal tax return 2012 Reminders In-plan Roth rollovers. Federal tax return 2012  Section 402A(c)(4) provides for a distribution from an individual's account in a 401(k) plan, other than from a designated Roth account, that is rolled over to the individual's designated Roth account in the same plan. Federal tax return 2012 An in-plan Roth rollover is not treated as a distribution for most purposes. Federal tax return 2012 Section 402A(c)(4) was added by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and applies to distributions made after September 27, 2010. Federal tax return 2012 For additional guidance on in-plan Roth rollovers, see Notice 2010-84, 2010-51 I. Federal tax return 2012 R. Federal tax return 2012 B. Federal tax return 2012 872, available at  www. Federal tax return 2012 irs. Federal tax return 2012 gov/irb/2010-51_IRB/ar11. Federal tax return 2012 html. Federal tax return 2012 In-plan Roth rollovers expanded. Federal tax return 2012  Beginning in 2013, a plan with designated Roth accounts can permit a participant to roll over amounts into a designated Roth account from his or her other accounts in the same plan, regardless of whether the participant is eligible for a distribution from the other accounts. Federal tax return 2012 Section 402A(c)(4) was amended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Federal tax return 2012 For more information, see Notice 2013-74, 2013-52 I. Federal tax return 2012 R. Federal tax return 2012 B. Federal tax return 2012 819, available at www. Federal tax return 2012 irs. Federal tax return 2012 gov/irb/2013-52_IRB/ar11. Federal tax return 2012 html. Federal tax return 2012 Credit for startup costs. Federal tax return 2012  You may be able to claim a tax credit for part of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a SEP, SIMPLE, or qualified plan. Federal tax return 2012 The credit equals 50% of the cost to set up and administer the plan and educate employees about the plan, up to a maximum of $500 per year for each of the first 3 years of the plan. Federal tax return 2012 You can choose to start claiming the credit in the tax year before the tax year in which the plan becomes effective. Federal tax return 2012 You must have had 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 in compensation from you for the preceding year. Federal tax return 2012 At least one participant must be a non-highly compensated employee. Federal tax return 2012 The employees generally cannot be substantially the same employees for whom contributions were made or benefits accrued under a plan of any of the following employers in the 3-tax-year period immediately before the first year to which the credit applies. Federal tax return 2012 You. Federal tax return 2012 A member of a controlled group that includes you. Federal tax return 2012 A predecessor of (1) or (2). Federal tax return 2012 The credit is part of the general business credit, which can be carried back or forward to other tax years if it cannot be used in the current year. Federal tax return 2012 However, the part of the general business credit attributable to the small employer pension plan startup cost credit cannot be carried back to a tax year beginning before January 1, 2002. Federal tax return 2012 You cannot deduct the part of the startup costs equal to the credit claimed for a tax year, but you can choose not to claim the allowable credit for a tax year. Federal tax return 2012 To take the credit, use Form 8881, Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs. Federal tax return 2012 Retirement savings contributions credit. Federal tax return 2012  Retirement plan participants (including self-employed individuals) who make contributions to their plan may qualify for the retirement savings contribution credit. Federal tax return 2012 The maximum contribution eligible for the credit is $2,000. Federal tax return 2012 To take the credit, use Form 8880, Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions. Federal tax return 2012 For more information on who is eligible for the credit, retirement plan contributions eligible for the credit and how to figure the credit, see Form 8880 and its instructions or go to the IRS website and search Retirement Topics-Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit). Federal tax return 2012 Photographs of missing children. Federal tax return 2012  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Federal tax return 2012 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Federal tax return 2012 You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Federal tax return 2012 Introduction This publication discusses retirement plans you can set up and maintain for yourself and your employees. Federal tax return 2012 In this publication, “you” refers to the employer. Federal tax return 2012 See chapter 1 for the definition of the term employer and the definitions of other terms used in this publication. Federal tax return 2012 This publication covers the following types of retirement plans. Federal tax return 2012 SEP (simplified employee pension) plans. Federal tax return 2012 SIMPLE (savings incentive match plan for employees) plans. Federal tax return 2012 Qualified plans (also called H. Federal tax return 2012 R. Federal tax return 2012 10 plans or Keogh plans when covering self-employed individuals), including 401(k) plans. Federal tax return 2012 SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans offer you and your employees a tax-favored way to save for retirement. Federal tax return 2012 You can deduct contributions you make to the plan for your employees. Federal tax return 2012 If you are a sole proprietor, you can deduct contributions you make to the plan for yourself. Federal tax return 2012 You can also deduct trustees' fees if contributions to the plan do not cover them. Federal tax return 2012 Earnings on the contributions are generally tax free until you or your employees receive distributions from the plan. Federal tax return 2012 Under a 401(k) plan, employees can have you contribute limited amounts of their before-tax (after-tax, in the case of a qualified Roth contribution program) pay to the plan. Federal tax return 2012 These amounts (and the earnings on them) are generally tax free until your employees receive distributions from the plan or, in the case of a qualified distribution from a designated Roth account, completely tax free. Federal tax return 2012 What this publication covers. Federal tax return 2012   This publication contains the information you need to understand the following topics. Federal tax return 2012 What type of plan to set up. Federal tax return 2012 How to set up a plan. Federal tax return 2012 How much you can contribute to a plan. Federal tax return 2012 How much of your contribution is deductible. Federal tax return 2012 How to treat certain distributions. Federal tax return 2012 How to report information about the plan to the IRS and your employees. Federal tax return 2012 Basic features of SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans. Federal tax return 2012 The key rules for SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans are outlined in Table 1. Federal tax return 2012 SEP plans. Federal tax return 2012   SEPs provide a simplified method for you to make contributions to a retirement plan for yourself and your employees. Federal tax return 2012 Instead of setting up a profit-sharing or money purchase plan with a trust, you can adopt a SEP agreement and make contributions directly to a traditional individual retirement account or a traditional individual retirement annuity (SEP-IRA) set up for yourself and each eligible employee. Federal tax return 2012 SIMPLE plans. Federal tax return 2012   Generally, if you had 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 in compensation last year, you can set up a SIMPLE plan. Federal tax return 2012 Under a SIMPLE plan, employees can choose to make salary reduction contributions rather than receiving these amounts as part of their regular pay. Federal tax return 2012 In addition, you will contribute matching or nonelective contributions. Federal tax return 2012 The two types of SIMPLE plans are the SIMPLE IRA plan and the SIMPLE 401(k) plan. Federal tax return 2012 Qualified plans. Federal tax return 2012   The qualified plan rules are more complex than the SEP plan and SIMPLE plan rules. Federal tax return 2012 However, there are advantages to qualified plans, such as increased flexibility in designing plans and increased contribution and deduction limits in some cases. Federal tax return 2012 Table 1. Federal tax return 2012 Key Retirement Plan Rules for 2013 Type  of  Plan Last Date for Contribution Maximum Contribution Maximum Deduction When To Set Up Plan SEP Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Federal tax return 2012 Smaller of $51,000 or 25%1 of participant's compensation. Federal tax return 2012 2 25%1 of all participants' compensation. Federal tax return 2012 2 Any time up to the due date of employer's return (including extensions). Federal tax return 2012 SIMPLE IRA and SIMPLE 401(k) Salary reduction contributions: 30 days after the end of the month for which the contributions are to be made. Federal tax return 2012 4  Matching or nonelective contributions: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Federal tax return 2012 Employee contribution: Salary reduction contribution up to $12,000, $14,500 if age 50 or over. Federal tax return 2012   Employer contribution:  Either dollar-for-dollar matching contributions, up to 3% of employee's compensation,3 or fixed nonelective contributions of 2% of compensation. Federal tax return 2012 2 Same as maximum contribution. Federal tax return 2012 Any time between 1/1 and 10/1 of the calendar year. Federal tax return 2012   For a new employer coming into existence after 10/1, as soon as administratively feasible. Federal tax return 2012 Qualified Plan: Defined Contribution Plan  Elective deferral: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Federal tax return 2012 4   Employer contribution: Money Purchase or Profit-Sharing: Due date of employer's return (including extensions). Federal tax return 2012  Employee contribution: Elective deferral up to $17,500, $23,000 if age 50 or over. Federal tax return 2012   Employer contribution: Money Purchase: Smaller of $51,000 or 100%1 of participant's compensation. Federal tax return 2012 2  Profit-Sharing: Smaller of $51,000 or 100%1 of participant's compensation. Federal tax return 2012 2  25%1 of all participants' compensation2, plus amount of elective deferrals made. Federal tax return 2012   By the end of the tax year. Federal tax return 2012 Qualified Plan: Defined Benefit Plan Contributions generally must be paid in quarterly installments, due 15 days after the end of each quarter. Federal tax return 2012 See Minimum Funding Requirement in chapter 4. Federal tax return 2012 Amount needed to provide an annual benefit no larger than the smaller of $205,000 or 100% of the participant's average compensation for his or her highest 3 consecutive calendar years. Federal tax return 2012 Based on actuarial assumptions and computations. Federal tax return 2012 By the end of the tax year. Federal tax return 2012 1Net earnings from self-employment must take the contribution into account. Federal tax return 2012 See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals in chapters 2 and 4 . Federal tax return 2012  2Compensation is generally limited to $255,000 in 2013. Federal tax return 2012  3Under a SIMPLE 401(k) plan, compensation is generally limited to $255,000 in 2013. Federal tax return 2012  4Certain plans subject to Department of Labor rules may have an earlier due date for salary reduction contributions and elective deferrals. Federal tax return 2012 What this publication does not cover. Federal tax return 2012   Although the purpose of this publication is to provide general information about retirement plans you can set up for your employees, it does not contain all the rules and exceptions that apply to these plans. Federal tax return 2012 You may also need professional help and guidance. Federal tax return 2012   Also, this publication does not cover all the rules that may be of interest to employees. Federal tax return 2012 For example, it does not cover the following topics. Federal tax return 2012 The comprehensive IRA rules an employee needs to know. Federal tax return 2012 These rules are covered in Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Federal tax return 2012 The comprehensive rules that apply to distributions from retirement plans. Federal tax return 2012 These rules are covered in Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Federal tax return 2012 The comprehensive rules that apply to section 403(b) plans. Federal tax return 2012 These rules are covered in Publication 571, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans). Federal tax return 2012 Comments and suggestions. Federal tax return 2012   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Federal tax return 2012   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Federal tax return 2012 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Federal tax return 2012 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Federal tax return 2012   You can send your comments from www. Federal tax return 2012 irs. Federal tax return 2012 gov/formspubs. Federal tax return 2012 Click on “More Information” and then on “Give us feedback. Federal tax return 2012 ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Federal tax return 2012 Ordering forms and publications. Federal tax return 2012   Visit www. Federal tax return 2012 irs. Federal tax return 2012 gov/formspubs to download forms  and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM  (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Federal tax return 2012 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Federal tax return 2012 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Federal tax return 2012   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Federal tax return 2012 gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Federal tax return 2012 We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Federal tax return 2012 Note. Federal tax return 2012 Forms filed electronically with the Department of Labor are not available on the IRS website. Federal tax return 2012 Instead, see www. Federal tax return 2012 efast. Federal tax return 2012 dol. Federal tax return 2012 gov. Federal tax return 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Federal tax return 2012 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Federal tax return 2012 The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Federal tax return 2012 Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Federal tax return 2012   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Federal tax return 2012 We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Federal tax return 2012 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Federal tax return 2012 You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Federal tax return 2012   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Federal tax return 2012 Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Federal tax return 2012 Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Federal tax return 2012 Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Federal tax return 2012 We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Federal tax return 2012   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Federal tax return 2012   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Federal tax return 2012 If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Federal tax return 2012 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Federal tax return 2012   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. Federal tax return 2012 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Federal tax return 2012 Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Federal tax return 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications