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File 2005 taxes online free 4. File 2005 taxes online free   Qualified Plans Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Kinds of PlansDefined Contribution Plan Defined Benefit Plan Qualification RulesEarly retirement. File 2005 taxes online free Loan secured by benefits. File 2005 taxes online free Waiver of survivor benefits. File 2005 taxes online free Waiver of 30-day waiting period before annuity starting date. File 2005 taxes online free Involuntary cash-out of benefits not more than dollar limit. File 2005 taxes online free Exception for certain loans. File 2005 taxes online free Exception for QDRO. File 2005 taxes online free SIMPLE and safe harbor 401(k) plan exception. File 2005 taxes online free Setting Up a Qualified PlanAdopting a Written Plan Investing Plan Assets Minimum Funding RequirementDue dates. File 2005 taxes online free Installment percentage. File 2005 taxes online free Extended period for making contributions. File 2005 taxes online free ContributionsEmployer Contributions Employee Contributions When Contributions Are Considered Made Employer DeductionDeduction Limits Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals Where To Deduct Contributions Carryover of Excess Contributions Excise Tax for Nondeductible (Excess) Contributions Elective Deferrals (401(k) Plans)Limit on Elective Deferrals Automatic Enrollment Treatment of Excess Deferrals Qualified Roth Contribution ProgramElective Deferrals Qualified Distributions Reporting Requirements DistributionsRequired Distributions Distributions From 401(k) Plans Tax Treatment of Distributions Tax on Early Distributions Tax on Excess Benefits Excise Tax on Reversion of Plan Assets Notification of Significant Benefit Accrual Reduction Prohibited TransactionsTax on Prohibited Transactions Reporting RequirementsOne-participant plan. File 2005 taxes online free Caution: Form 5500-EZ not required. File 2005 taxes online free Form 5500. File 2005 taxes online free Electronic filing of Forms 5500 and 5500-SF. File 2005 taxes online free Topics - This chapter discusses: Kinds of plans Qualification rules Setting up a qualified plan Minimum funding requirement Contributions Employer deduction Elective deferrals (401(k) plans) Qualified Roth contribution program Distributions Prohibited transactions Reporting requirements Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 575 Pension and Annuity Income 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) 3066 Have you had your Check-up this year? for Retirement Plans 3998 Choosing A Retirement Solution for Your Small Business 4222 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses 4530 Designated Roth Accounts under a 401(k), 403(b), or governmental 457(b) plans 4531 401(k) Plan Checklist 4674 Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses 4806 Profit Sharing Plans for Small Businesses Forms (and Instructions) www. File 2005 taxes online free dol. File 2005 taxes online free gov/ebsa/pdf/2013-5500. File 2005 taxes online free pdf www. File 2005 taxes online free dol. File 2005 taxes online free gov/ebsa/pdf/2013-5500-SF. File 2005 taxes online free pdf W-2 Wage and Tax Statement Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. File 2005 taxes online free 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. File 2005 taxes online free 1040 U. File 2005 taxes online free S. File 2005 taxes online free Individual Income Tax Return Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business Schedule F (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Farming 5300 Application for Determination for Employee Benefit Plan 5310 Application for Determination for Terminating Plan 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts 5330 Return of Excise Taxes Related to Employee Benefit Plans 5500 Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan. File 2005 taxes online free For copies of this form, go to: 5500-EZ Annual Return of One-Participant (Owners and Their Spouses) Retirement Plan 5500-SF Short Form Annual Return/Report of Small Employee Benefit Plan. File 2005 taxes online free For copies of this form, go to: 8717 User Fee for Employee Plan Determination Letter Request 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions 8881 Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs 8955-SSA Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants With Deferred Vested Benefits These qualified retirement plans set up by self-employed individuals are sometimes called Keogh or H. File 2005 taxes online free R. File 2005 taxes online free 10 plans. File 2005 taxes online free A sole proprietor or a partnership can set up one of these plans. File 2005 taxes online free A common-law employee or a partner cannot set up one of these plans. File 2005 taxes online free The plans described here can also be set up and maintained by employers that are corporations. File 2005 taxes online free All the rules discussed here apply to corporations except where specifically limited to the self-employed. File 2005 taxes online free The plan must be for the exclusive benefit of employees or their beneficiaries. File 2005 taxes online free These qualified plans can include coverage for a self-employed individual. File 2005 taxes online free As an employer, you can usually deduct, subject to limits, contributions you make to a qualified plan, including those made for your own retirement. File 2005 taxes online free The contributions (and earnings and gains on them) are generally tax free until distributed by the plan. File 2005 taxes online free Kinds of Plans There are two basic kinds of qualified plans—defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans—and different rules apply to each. File 2005 taxes online free You can have more than one qualified plan, but your contributions to all the plans must not total more than the overall limits discussed under Contributions and Employer Deduction, later. File 2005 taxes online free Defined Contribution Plan A defined contribution plan provides an individual account for each participant in the plan. File 2005 taxes online free It provides benefits to a participant largely based on the amount contributed to that participant's account. File 2005 taxes online free Benefits are also affected by any income, expenses, gains, losses, and forfeitures of other accounts that may be allocated to an account. File 2005 taxes online free A defined contribution plan can be either a profit-sharing plan or a money purchase pension plan. File 2005 taxes online free Profit-sharing plan. File 2005 taxes online free   Although it is called a “profit-sharing plan,” you do not actually have to make a business profit for the year in order to make a contribution (except for yourself if you are self-employed as discussed under Self-employed Individual, later). File 2005 taxes online free A profit-sharing plan can be set up to allow for discretionary employer contributions, meaning the amount contributed each year to the plan is not fixed. File 2005 taxes online free An employer may even make no contribution to the plan for a given year. File 2005 taxes online free   The plan must provide a definite formula for allocating the contribution among the participants and for distributing the accumulated funds to the employees after they reach a certain age, after a fixed number of years, or upon certain other occurrences. File 2005 taxes online free   In general, you can be more flexible in making contributions to a profit-sharing plan than to a money purchase pension plan (discussed next) or a defined benefit plan (discussed later). File 2005 taxes online free Money purchase pension plan. File 2005 taxes online free   Contributions to a money purchase pension plan are fixed and are not based on your business profits. File 2005 taxes online free For example, if the plan requires that contributions be 10% of the participants' compensation without regard to whether you have profits (or the self-employed person has earned income), the plan is a money purchase pension plan. File 2005 taxes online free This applies even though the compensation of a self-employed individual as a participant is based on earned income derived from business profits. File 2005 taxes online free Defined Benefit Plan A defined benefit plan is any plan that is not a defined contribution plan. File 2005 taxes online free Contributions to a defined benefit plan are based on what is needed to provide definitely determinable benefits to plan participants. File 2005 taxes online free Actuarial assumptions and computations are required to figure these contributions. File 2005 taxes online free Generally, you will need continuing professional help to have a defined benefit plan. File 2005 taxes online free Qualification Rules To qualify for the tax benefits available to qualified plans, a plan must meet certain requirements (qualification rules) of the tax law. File 2005 taxes online free Generally, unless you write your own plan, the financial institution that provided your plan will take the continuing responsibility for meeting qualification rules that are later changed. File 2005 taxes online free The following is a brief overview of important qualification rules that generally have not yet been discussed. File 2005 taxes online free It is not intended to be all-inclusive. File 2005 taxes online free See Setting Up a Qualified Plan , later. File 2005 taxes online free Generally, the following qualification rules also apply to a SIMPLE 401(k) retirement plan. File 2005 taxes online free A SIMPLE 401(k) plan is, however, not subject to the top-heavy plan rules and nondiscrimination rules if the plan satisfies the provisions discussed in chapter 3 under SIMPLE 401(k) Plan. File 2005 taxes online free Plan assets must not be diverted. File 2005 taxes online free   Your plan must make it impossible for its assets to be used for, or diverted to, purposes other than the benefit of employees and their beneficiaries. File 2005 taxes online free As a general rule, the assets cannot be diverted to the employer. File 2005 taxes online free Minimum coverage requirement must be met. File 2005 taxes online free   To be a qualified plan, a defined benefit plan must benefit at least the lesser of the following. File 2005 taxes online free 50 employees, or The greater of: 40% of all employees, or Two employees. File 2005 taxes online free If there is only one employee, the plan must benefit that employee. File 2005 taxes online free Contributions or benefits must not discriminate. File 2005 taxes online free   Under the plan, contributions or benefits to be provided must not discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees. File 2005 taxes online free Contributions and benefits must not be more than certain limits. File 2005 taxes online free   Your plan must not provide for contributions or benefits that are more than certain limits. File 2005 taxes online free The limits apply to the annual contributions and other additions to the account of a participant in a defined contribution plan and to the annual benefit payable to a participant in a defined benefit plan. File 2005 taxes online free These limits are discussed later in this chapter under Contributions. File 2005 taxes online free Minimum vesting standard must be met. File 2005 taxes online free   Your plan must satisfy certain requirements regarding when benefits vest. File 2005 taxes online free A benefit is vested (you have a fixed right to it) when it becomes nonforfeitable. File 2005 taxes online free A benefit is nonforfeitable if it cannot be lost upon the happening, or failure to happen, of any event. File 2005 taxes online free Special rules apply to forfeited benefit amounts. File 2005 taxes online free In defined contribution plans, forfeitures can be allocated to the accounts of remaining participants in a nondiscriminatory way, or they can be used to reduce your contributions. File 2005 taxes online free   Forfeitures under a defined benefit plan cannot be used to increase the benefits any employee would otherwise receive under the plan. File 2005 taxes online free Forfeitures must be used instead to reduce employer contributions. File 2005 taxes online free Participation. File 2005 taxes online free   In general, an employee must be allowed to participate in your plan if he or she meets both the following requirements. File 2005 taxes online free Has reached age 21. File 2005 taxes online free Has at least 1 year of service (2 years if the plan is not a 401(k) plan and provides that after not more than 2 years of service the employee has a nonforfeitable right to all his or her accrued benefit). File 2005 taxes online free A plan cannot exclude an employee because he or she has reached a specified age. File 2005 taxes online free Leased employee. File 2005 taxes online free   A leased employee, defined in chapter 1, who performs services for you (recipient of the services) is treated as your employee for certain plan qualification rules. File 2005 taxes online free These rules include those in all the following areas. File 2005 taxes online free Nondiscrimination in coverage, contributions, and benefits. File 2005 taxes online free Minimum age and service requirements. File 2005 taxes online free Vesting. File 2005 taxes online free Limits on contributions and benefits. File 2005 taxes online free Top-heavy plan requirements. File 2005 taxes online free Contributions or benefits provided by the leasing organization for services performed for you are treated as provided by you. File 2005 taxes online free Benefit payment must begin when required. File 2005 taxes online free   Your plan must provide that, unless the participant chooses otherwise, the payment of benefits to the participant must begin within 60 days after the close of the latest of the following periods. File 2005 taxes online free The plan year in which the participant reaches the earlier of age 65 or the normal retirement age specified in the plan. File 2005 taxes online free The plan year in which the 10th anniversary of the year in which the participant began participating in the plan occurs. File 2005 taxes online free The plan year in which the participant separates from service. File 2005 taxes online free Early retirement. File 2005 taxes online free   Your plan can provide for payment of retirement benefits before the normal retirement age. File 2005 taxes online free If your plan offers an early retirement benefit, a participant who separates from service before satisfying the early retirement age requirement is entitled to that benefit if he or she meets both the following requirements. File 2005 taxes online free Satisfies the service requirement for the early retirement benefit. File 2005 taxes online free Separates from service with a nonforfeitable right to an accrued benefit. File 2005 taxes online free The benefit, which may be actuarially reduced, is payable when the early retirement age requirement is met. File 2005 taxes online free Required minimum distributions. File 2005 taxes online free   Special rules require minimum annual distributions from qualified plans, generally beginning after age  70½. File 2005 taxes online free See Required Distributions , under Distributions, later. File 2005 taxes online free Survivor benefits. File 2005 taxes online free   Defined benefit and money purchase pension plans must provide automatic survivor benefits in both the following forms. File 2005 taxes online free A qualified joint and survivor annuity for a vested participant who does not die before the annuity starting date. File 2005 taxes online free A qualified pre-retirement survivor annuity for a vested participant who dies before the annuity starting date and who has a surviving spouse. File 2005 taxes online free   The automatic survivor benefit also applies to any participant under a profit-sharing plan unless all the following conditions are met. File 2005 taxes online free The participant does not choose benefits in the form of a life annuity. File 2005 taxes online free The plan pays the full vested account balance to the participant's surviving spouse (or other beneficiary if the surviving spouse consents or if there is no surviving spouse) if the participant dies. File 2005 taxes online free The plan is not a direct or indirect transferee of a plan that must provide automatic survivor benefits. File 2005 taxes online free Loan secured by benefits. File 2005 taxes online free   If automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under a plan, he or she must consent to a loan that uses as security the accrued benefits in the plan. File 2005 taxes online free Waiver of survivor benefits. File 2005 taxes online free   Each plan participant may be permitted to waive the joint and survivor annuity or the pre-retirement survivor annuity (or both), but only if the participant has the written consent of the spouse. File 2005 taxes online free The plan also must allow the participant to withdraw the waiver. File 2005 taxes online free The spouse's consent must be witnessed by a plan representative or notary public. File 2005 taxes online free Waiver of 30-day waiting period before annuity starting date. File 2005 taxes online free    A plan may permit a participant to waive (with spousal consent) the 30-day minimum waiting period after a written explanation of the terms and conditions of a joint and survivor annuity is provided to each participant. File 2005 taxes online free   The waiver is allowed only if the distribution begins more than 7 days after the written explanation is provided. File 2005 taxes online free Involuntary cash-out of benefits not more than dollar limit. File 2005 taxes online free   A plan may provide for the immediate distribution of the participant's benefit under the plan if the present value of the benefit is not greater than $5,000. File 2005 taxes online free   However, the distribution cannot be made after the annuity starting date unless the participant and the spouse or surviving spouse of a participant who died (if automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under the plan) consents in writing to the distribution. File 2005 taxes online free If the present value is greater than $5,000, the plan must have the written consent of the participant and the spouse or surviving spouse (if automatic survivor benefits are required for a spouse under the plan) for any immediate distribution of the benefit. File 2005 taxes online free   Benefits attributable to rollover contributions and earnings on them can be ignored in determining the present value of these benefits. File 2005 taxes online free   A plan must provide for the automatic rollover of any cash-out distribution of more than $1,000 to an individual retirement account or annuity, unless the participant chooses otherwise. File 2005 taxes online free A section 402(f) notice must be sent prior to an involuntary cash-out of an eligible rollover distribution. File 2005 taxes online free See Section 402(f) Notice under Distributions, later, for more details. File 2005 taxes online free Consolidation, merger, or transfer of assets or liabilities. File 2005 taxes online free   Your plan must provide that, in the case of any merger or consolidation with, or transfer of assets or liabilities to, any other plan, each participant would (if the plan then terminated) receive a benefit equal to or more than the benefit he or she would have been entitled to just before the merger, etc. File 2005 taxes online free (if the plan had then terminated). File 2005 taxes online free Benefits must not be assigned or alienated. File 2005 taxes online free   Your plan must provide that a participant's or beneficiary's benefits under the plan cannot be taken away by any legal or equitable proceeding except as provided below or pursuant to certain judgements or settlements against the participant for violations of plan rules. File 2005 taxes online free Exception for certain loans. File 2005 taxes online free   A loan from the plan (not from a third party) to a participant or beneficiary is not treated as an assignment or alienation if the loan is secured by the participant's accrued nonforfeitable benefit and is exempt from the tax on prohibited transactions under section 4975(d)(1) or would be exempt if the participant were a disqualified person. File 2005 taxes online free A disqualified person is defined later in this chapter under Prohibited Transactions. File 2005 taxes online free Exception for QDRO. File 2005 taxes online free   Compliance with a QDRO (qualified domestic relations order) does not result in a prohibited assignment or alienation of benefits. File 2005 taxes online free   Payments to an alternate payee under a QDRO before the participant attains age 59½ are not subject to the 10% additional tax that would otherwise apply under certain circumstances. File 2005 taxes online free Benefits distributed to an alternate payee under a QDRO can be rolled over tax free to an individual retirement account or to an individual retirement annuity. File 2005 taxes online free No benefit reduction for social security increases. File 2005 taxes online free   Your plan must not permit a benefit reduction for a post-separation increase in the social security benefit level or wage base for any participant or beneficiary who is receiving benefits under your plan, or who is separated from service and has nonforfeitable rights to benefits. File 2005 taxes online free This rule also applies to plans supplementing the benefits provided by other federal or state laws. File 2005 taxes online free Elective deferrals must be limited. File 2005 taxes online free   If your plan provides for elective deferrals, it must limit those deferrals to the amount in effect for that particular year. File 2005 taxes online free See Limit on Elective Deferrals later in this chapter. File 2005 taxes online free Top-heavy plan requirements. File 2005 taxes online free   A top-heavy plan is one that mainly favors partners, sole proprietors, and other key employees. File 2005 taxes online free   A plan is top-heavy for a plan year if, for the preceding plan year, the total value of accrued benefits or account balances of key employees is more than 60% of the total value of accrued benefits or account balances of all employees. File 2005 taxes online free Additional requirements apply to a top-heavy plan primarily to provide minimum benefits or contributions for non-key employees covered by the plan. File 2005 taxes online free   Most qualified plans, whether or not top-heavy, must contain provisions that meet the top-heavy requirements and will take effect in plan years in which the plans are top-heavy. File 2005 taxes online free These qualification requirements for top-heavy plans are explained in section 416 and its regulations. File 2005 taxes online free SIMPLE and safe harbor 401(k) plan exception. File 2005 taxes online free   The top-heavy plan requirements do not apply to SIMPLE 401(k) plans, discussed earlier in chapter 3, or to safe harbor 401(k) plans that consist solely of safe harbor contributions, discussed later in this chapter. File 2005 taxes online free QACAs (discussed later) also are not subject to top-heavy requirements. File 2005 taxes online free Setting Up a Qualified Plan There are two basic steps in setting up a qualified plan. File 2005 taxes online free First you adopt a written plan. File 2005 taxes online free Then you invest the plan assets. File 2005 taxes online free You, the employer, are responsible for setting up and maintaining the plan. File 2005 taxes online free If you are self-employed, it is not necessary to have employees besides yourself to sponsor and set up a qualified plan. File 2005 taxes online free If you have employees, see Participation, under Qualification Rules, earlier. File 2005 taxes online free Set-up deadline. File 2005 taxes online free   To take a deduction for contributions for a tax year, your plan must be set up (adopted) by the last day of that year (December 31 for calendar-year employers). File 2005 taxes online free Credit for startup costs. File 2005 taxes online free   You may be able to claim a tax credit for part of the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a qualified plan that first became effective in 2013. File 2005 taxes online free For more information, see Credit for startup costs under Reminders, earlier. File 2005 taxes online free Adopting a Written Plan You must adopt a written plan. File 2005 taxes online free The plan can be an IRS-approved master or prototype plan offered by a sponsoring organization. File 2005 taxes online free Or it can be an individually designed plan. File 2005 taxes online free Written plan requirement. File 2005 taxes online free   To qualify, the plan you set up must be in writing and must be communicated to your employees. File 2005 taxes online free The plan's provisions must be stated in the plan. File 2005 taxes online free It is not sufficient for the plan to merely refer to a requirement of the Internal Revenue Code. File 2005 taxes online free Master or prototype plans. File 2005 taxes online free   Most qualified plans follow a standard form of plan (a master or prototype plan) approved by the IRS. File 2005 taxes online free Master and prototype plans are plans made available by plan providers for adoption by employers (including self-employed individuals). File 2005 taxes online free Under a master plan, a single trust or custodial account is established, as part of the plan, for the joint use of all adopting employers. File 2005 taxes online free Under a prototype plan, a separate trust or custodial account is established for each employer. File 2005 taxes online free Plan providers. File 2005 taxes online free   The following organizations generally can provide IRS-approved master or prototype plans. File 2005 taxes online free Banks (including some savings and loan associations and federally insured credit unions). File 2005 taxes online free Trade or professional organizations. File 2005 taxes online free Insurance companies. File 2005 taxes online free Mutual funds. File 2005 taxes online free Individually designed plan. File 2005 taxes online free   If you prefer, you can set up an individually designed plan to meet specific needs. File 2005 taxes online free Although advance IRS approval is not required, you can apply for approval by paying a fee and requesting a determination letter. File 2005 taxes online free You may need professional help for this. File 2005 taxes online free See Rev. File 2005 taxes online free Proc. File 2005 taxes online free 2014-6, 2014-1 I. File 2005 taxes online free R. File 2005 taxes online free B. File 2005 taxes online free 198, available at www. File 2005 taxes online free irs. File 2005 taxes online free gov/irb/2014-1_IRB/ar10. File 2005 taxes online free html, as annually updated, that may help you decide whether to apply for approval. File 2005 taxes online free Internal Revenue Bulletins are available on the IRS website at IRS. File 2005 taxes online free gov They are also available at most IRS offices and at certain libraries. File 2005 taxes online free User fee. File 2005 taxes online free   The fee mentioned earlier for requesting a determination letter does not apply to employers who have 100 or fewer employees who received at least $5,000 of compensation from the employer for the preceding year. File 2005 taxes online free At least one of them must be a non-highly compensated employee participating in the plan. File 2005 taxes online free The fee does not apply to requests made by the later of the following dates. File 2005 taxes online free The end of the 5th plan year the plan is in effect. File 2005 taxes online free The end of any remedial amendment period for the plan that begins within the first 5 plan years. File 2005 taxes online free The request cannot be made by the sponsor of a prototype or similar plan the sponsor intends to market to participating employers. File 2005 taxes online free   For more information about whether the user fee applies, see Rev. File 2005 taxes online free Proc. File 2005 taxes online free 2014-8, 2014-1 I. File 2005 taxes online free R. File 2005 taxes online free B. File 2005 taxes online free 242, available at www. File 2005 taxes online free irs. File 2005 taxes online free gov/irb/2014-1_IRB/ar12. File 2005 taxes online free html, as may be annually updated; Notice 2003-49, 2003-32 I. File 2005 taxes online free R. File 2005 taxes online free B. File 2005 taxes online free 294, available at www. File 2005 taxes online free irs. File 2005 taxes online free gov/irb/2003-32_IRB/ar13. File 2005 taxes online free html; and Notice 2011-86, 2011-45 I. File 2005 taxes online free R. File 2005 taxes online free B. File 2005 taxes online free 698, available at www. File 2005 taxes online free irs. File 2005 taxes online free gov/irb/2011-45_IRB/ar11. File 2005 taxes online free html. File 2005 taxes online free Investing Plan Assets In setting up a qualified plan, you arrange how the plan's funds will be used to build its assets. File 2005 taxes online free You can establish a trust or custodial account to invest the funds. File 2005 taxes online free You, the trust, or the custodial account can buy an annuity contract from an insurance company. File 2005 taxes online free Life insurance can be included only if it is incidental to the retirement benefits. File 2005 taxes online free You set up a trust by a legal instrument (written document). File 2005 taxes online free You may need professional help to do this. File 2005 taxes online free You can set up a custodial account with a bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or other person who can act as the plan trustee. File 2005 taxes online free You do not need a trust or custodial account, although you can have one, to invest the plan's funds in annuity contracts or face-amount certificates. 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File 2005 taxes online free   Additional contributions required to satisfy the minimum funding requirement for a plan year will be considered timely if made by 8½ months after the end of that year. File 2005 taxes online free Contributions A qualified plan is generally funded by your contributions. File 2005 taxes online free However, employees participating in the plan may be permitted to make contributions, and you may be permitted to make contributions on your own behalf. File 2005 taxes online free See Employee Contributions and Elective Deferrals later. File 2005 taxes online free Contributions deadline. File 2005 taxes online free   You can make deductible contributions for a tax year up to the due date of your return (plus extensions) for that year. File 2005 taxes online free Self-employed individual. File 2005 taxes online free   You can make contributions on behalf of yourself only if you have net earnings (compensation) from self-employment in the trade or business for which the plan was set up. File 2005 taxes online free Your net earnings must be from your personal services, not from your investments. File 2005 taxes online free If you have a net loss from self-employment, you cannot make contributions for yourself for the year, even if you can contribute for common-law employees based on their compensation. File 2005 taxes online free Employer Contributions There are certain limits on the contributions and other annual additions you can make each year for plan participants. File 2005 taxes online free There are also limits on the amount you can deduct. File 2005 taxes online free See Deduction Limits , later. File 2005 taxes online free Limits on Contributions and Benefits Your plan must provide that contributions or benefits cannot exceed certain limits. File 2005 taxes online free The limits differ depending on whether your plan is a defined contribution plan or a defined benefit plan. File 2005 taxes online free Defined benefit plan. File 2005 taxes online free   For 2013, the annual benefit for a participant under a defined benefit plan cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. File 2005 taxes online free 100% of the participant's average compensation for his or her highest 3 consecutive calendar years. File 2005 taxes online free $205,000 ($210,000 for 2014). File 2005 taxes online free Defined contribution plan. File 2005 taxes online free   For 2013, a defined contribution plan's annual contributions and other additions (excluding earnings) to the account of a participant cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. File 2005 taxes online free 100% of the participant's compensation. File 2005 taxes online free $51,000 ($52,000 for 2014). File 2005 taxes online free   Catch-up contributions (discussed later under Limit on Elective Deferrals) are not subject to the above limit. File 2005 taxes online free Employee Contributions Participants may be permitted to make nondeductible contributions to a plan in addition to your contributions. File 2005 taxes online free Even though these employee contributions are not deductible, the earnings on them are tax free until distributed in later years. File 2005 taxes online free Also, these contributions must satisfy the actual contribution percentage (ACP) test of section 401(m)(2), a nondiscrimination test that applies to employee contributions and matching contributions. File 2005 taxes online free See Regulations sections 1. File 2005 taxes online free 401(k)-2 and 1. File 2005 taxes online free 401(m)-2 for further guidance relating to the nondiscrimination rules under sections 401(k) and 401(m). File 2005 taxes online free When Contributions Are Considered Made You generally apply your plan contributions to the year in which you make them. File 2005 taxes online free But you can apply them to the previous year if all the following requirements are met. File 2005 taxes online free You make them by the due date of your tax return for the previous year (plus extensions). File 2005 taxes online free The plan was established by the end of the previous year. File 2005 taxes online free The plan treats the contributions as though it had received them on the last day of the previous year. File 2005 taxes online free You do either of the following. File 2005 taxes online free You specify in writing to the plan administrator or trustee that the contributions apply to the previous year. File 2005 taxes online free You deduct the contributions on your tax return for the previous year. File 2005 taxes online free A partnership shows contributions for partners on Form 1065. File 2005 taxes online free Employer's promissory note. File 2005 taxes online free   Your promissory note made out to the plan is not a payment that qualifies for the deduction. File 2005 taxes online free Also, issuing this note is a prohibited transaction subject to tax. File 2005 taxes online free See Prohibited Transactions , later. File 2005 taxes online free Employer Deduction You can usually deduct, subject to limits, contributions you make to a qualified plan, including those made for your own retirement. File 2005 taxes online free The contributions (and earnings and gains on them) are generally tax free until distributed by the plan. File 2005 taxes online free Deduction Limits The deduction limit for your contributions to a qualified plan depends on the kind of plan you have. File 2005 taxes online free Defined contribution plans. File 2005 taxes online free   The deduction for contributions to a defined contribution plan (profit-sharing plan or money purchase pension plan) cannot be more than 25% of the compensation paid (or accrued) during the year to your eligible employees participating in the plan. File 2005 taxes online free If you are self-employed, you must reduce this limit in figuring the deduction for contributions you make for your own account. File 2005 taxes online free See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals , later. File 2005 taxes online free   When figuring the deduction limit, the following rules apply. File 2005 taxes online free Elective deferrals (discussed later) are not subject to the limit. File 2005 taxes online free Compensation includes elective deferrals. File 2005 taxes online free The maximum compensation that can be taken into account for each employee in 2013 is $255,000 ($260,000 for 2014). File 2005 taxes online free Defined benefit plans. File 2005 taxes online free   The deduction for contributions to a defined benefit plan is based on actuarial assumptions and computations. File 2005 taxes online free Consequently, an actuary must figure your deduction limit. File 2005 taxes online free    In figuring the deduction for contributions, you cannot take into account any contributions or benefits that are more than the limits discussed earlier under Limits on Contributions and Benefits, earlier. File 2005 taxes online free Table 4–1. File 2005 taxes online free Carryover of Excess Contributions Illustrated—Profit-Sharing Plan (000's omitted) Year Participants' compensation Participants' share of required contribution (10% of annual profit) Deductible  limit for current year (25% of compensation) Contribution Excess contribution carryover used1 Total  deduction including carryovers Excess contribution carryover available at end of year 2010 $1,000 $100 $250 $100 $ 0 $100 $ 0 2011 400 165 100 165 0 100 65 2012 500 100 125 100 25 125 40 2013 600 100 150 100 40 140 0  1There were no carryovers from years before 2010. File 2005 taxes online free Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals If you make contributions for yourself, you need to make a special computation to figure your maximum deduction for these contributions. File 2005 taxes online free Compensation is your net earnings from self-employment, defined in chapter 1. File 2005 taxes online free This definition takes into account both the following items. File 2005 taxes online free The deduction for the deductible part of your self-employment tax. File 2005 taxes online free The deduction for contributions on your behalf to the plan. File 2005 taxes online free The deduction for your own contributions and your net earnings depend on each other. File 2005 taxes online free For this reason, you determine the deduction for your own contributions indirectly by reducing the contribution rate called for in your plan. File 2005 taxes online free To do this, use either the Rate Table for Self-Employed or the Rate Worksheet for Self-Employed in chapter 5. File 2005 taxes online free Then figure your maximum deduction by using the Deduction Worksheet for Self-Employed in chapter 5. File 2005 taxes online free Where To Deduct Contributions Deduct the contributions you make for your common-law employees on your tax return. File 2005 taxes online free For example, sole proprietors deduct them on Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule F (Form 1040); partnerships deduct them on Form 1065; and corporations deduct them on Form 1120, or Form 1120S. File 2005 taxes online free Sole proprietors and partners deduct contributions for themselves on line 28 of Form 1040. File 2005 taxes online free (If you are a partner, contributions for yourself are shown on the Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) you get from the partnership. File 2005 taxes online free ) Carryover of Excess Contributions If you contribute more to the plans than you can deduct for the year, you can carry over and deduct the difference in later years, combined with your contributions for those years. File 2005 taxes online free Your combined deduction in a later year is limited to 25% of the participating employees' compensation for that year. File 2005 taxes online free For purposes of this limit, a SEP is treated as a profit-sharing (defined contribution) plan. File 2005 taxes online free However, this percentage limit must be reduced to figure your maximum deduction for contributions you make for yourself. File 2005 taxes online free See Deduction Limit for Self-Employed Individuals, earlier. File 2005 taxes online free The amount you carry over and deduct may be subject to the excise tax discussed next. File 2005 taxes online free Table 4-1, earlier, illustrates the carryover of excess contributions to a profit-sharing plan. File 2005 taxes online free Excise Tax for Nondeductible (Excess) Contributions If you contribute more than your deduction limit to a retirement plan, you have made nondeductible contributions and you may be liable for an excise tax. File 2005 taxes online free In general, a 10% excise tax applies to nondeductible contributions made to qualified pension and profit-sharing plans and to SEPs. File 2005 taxes online free Special rule for self-employed individuals. File 2005 taxes online free   The 10% excise tax does not apply to any contribution made to meet the minimum funding requirements in a money purchase pension plan or a defined benefit plan. File 2005 taxes online free Even if that contribution is more than your earned income from the trade or business for which the plan is set up, the difference is not subject to this excise tax. File 2005 taxes online free See Minimum Funding Requirement , earlier. File 2005 taxes online free Reporting the tax. File 2005 taxes online free   You must report the tax on your nondeductible contributions on Form 5330. File 2005 taxes online free Form 5330 includes a computation of the tax. File 2005 taxes online free See the separate instructions for completing the form. File 2005 taxes online free Elective Deferrals (401(k) Plans) Your qualified plan can include a cash or deferred arrangement under which participants can choose to have you contribute part of their before-tax compensation to the plan rather than receive the compensation in cash. File 2005 taxes online free A plan with this type of arrangement is popularly known as a “401(k) plan. File 2005 taxes online free ” (As a self-employed individual participating in the plan, you can contribute part of your before-tax net earnings from the business. File 2005 taxes online free ) This contribution is called an “elective deferral” because participants choose (elect) to defer receipt of the money. File 2005 taxes online free In general, a qualified plan can include a cash or deferred arrangement only if the qualified plan is one of the following plans. File 2005 taxes online free A profit-sharing plan. File 2005 taxes online free A money purchase pension plan in existence on June 27, 1974, that included a salary reduction arrangement on that date. File 2005 taxes online free Partnership. File 2005 taxes online free   A partnership can have a 401(k) plan. File 2005 taxes online free Restriction on conditions of participation. File 2005 taxes online free   The plan cannot require, as a condition of participation, that an employee complete more than 1 year of service. File 2005 taxes online free Matching contributions. File 2005 taxes online free   If your plan permits, you can make matching contributions for an employee who makes an elective deferral to your 401(k) plan. File 2005 taxes online free For example, the plan might provide that you will contribute 50 cents for each dollar your participating employees choose to defer under your 401(k) plan. File 2005 taxes online free Matching contributions are generally subject to the ACP test discussed earlier under Employee Contributions. File 2005 taxes online free Nonelective contributions. File 2005 taxes online free   You can also make contributions (other than matching contributions) for your participating employees without giving them the choice to take cash instead. File 2005 taxes online free These are called nonelective contributions. File 2005 taxes online free Employee compensation limit. File 2005 taxes online free   No more than $255,000 of the employee's compensation can be taken into account when figuring contributions other than elective deferrals in 2013. File 2005 taxes online free This limit is $260,000 in 2014. File 2005 taxes online free SIMPLE 401(k) plan. File 2005 taxes online free   If you had 100 or fewer employees who earned $5,000 or more in compensation during the preceding year, you may be able to set up a SIMPLE 401(k) plan. File 2005 taxes online free A SIMPLE 401(k) plan is not subject to the nondiscrimination and top-heavy plan requirements discussed earlier under Qualification Rules. File 2005 taxes online free For details about SIMPLE 401(k) plans, see SIMPLE 401(k) Plan in chapter 3. File 2005 taxes online free Distributions. File 2005 taxes online free   Certain rules apply to distributions from 401(k) plans. File 2005 taxes online free See Distributions From 401(k) Plans , later. File 2005 taxes online free Limit on Elective Deferrals There is a limit on the amount an employee can defer each year under these plans. File 2005 taxes online free This limit applies without regard to community property laws. File 2005 taxes online free Your plan must provide that your employees cannot defer more than the limit that applies for a particular year. File 2005 taxes online free For 2013 and 2014, the basic limit on elective deferrals is $17,500. File 2005 taxes online free This limit applies to all salary reduction contributions and elective deferrals. File 2005 taxes online free If, in conjunction with other plans, the deferral limit is exceeded, the difference is included in the employee's gross income. File 2005 taxes online free Catch-up contributions. File 2005 taxes online free   A 401(k) plan can permit participants who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year to also make catch-up contributions. File 2005 taxes online free The catch-up contribution limit for 2013 and 2014 is $5,500. File 2005 taxes online free Elective deferrals are not treated as catch-up contributions for 2013 until they exceed the $17,500 limit, the actual deferral percentage (ADP) test limit of section 401(k)(3), or the plan limit (if any). File 2005 taxes online free However, the catch-up contribution a participant can make for a year cannot exceed the lesser of the following amounts. File 2005 taxes online free The catch-up contribution limit. File 2005 taxes online free The excess of the participant's compensation over the elective deferrals that are not catch-up contributions. File 2005 taxes online free Treatment of contributions. File 2005 taxes online free   Your contributions to your own 401(k) plan are generally deductible by you for the year they are contributed to the plan. File 2005 taxes online free Matching or nonelective contributions made to the plan are also deductible by you in the year of contribution. File 2005 taxes online free Your employees' elective deferrals other than designated Roth contributions are tax free until distributed from the plan. File 2005 taxes online free Elective deferrals are included in wages for social security, Medicare, and federal unemployment (FUTA) tax. File 2005 taxes online free Forfeiture. File 2005 taxes online free   Employees have a nonforfeitable right at all times to their accrued benefit attributable to elective deferrals. File 2005 taxes online free Reporting on Form W-2. File 2005 taxes online free   Do not include elective deferrals in the “Wages, tips, other compensation” box of Form W-2. File 2005 taxes online free You must, however, include them in the “Social security wages” and “Medicare wages and tips” boxes. File 2005 taxes online free You must also include them in box 12. File 2005 taxes online free Mark the “Retirement plan” checkbox in box 13. File 2005 taxes online free For more information, see the Form W-2 instructions. File 2005 taxes online free Automatic Enrollment Your 401(k) plan can have an automatic enrollment feature. File 2005 taxes online free Under this feature, you can automatically reduce an employee's pay by a fixed percentage and contribute that amount to the 401(k) plan on his or her behalf unless the employee affirmatively chooses not to have his or her pay reduced or chooses to have it reduced by a different percentage. File 2005 taxes online free These contributions are elective deferrals. File 2005 taxes online free An automatic enrollment feature will encourage employees' saving for retirement and will help your plan pass nondiscrimination testing (if applicable). File 2005 taxes online free For more information, see Publication 4674, Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans for Small Businesses. File 2005 taxes online free Eligible automatic contribution arrangement. File 2005 taxes online free   Under an eligible automatic contribution arrangement (EACA), a participant is treated as having elected to have the employer make contributions in an amount equal to a uniform percentage of compensation. File 2005 taxes online free This automatic election will remain in place until the participant specifically elects not to have such deferral percentage made (or elects a different percentage). File 2005 taxes online free There is no required deferral percentage. File 2005 taxes online free Withdrawals. File 2005 taxes online free   Under an EACA, you may allow participants to withdraw their automatic contributions to the plan if certain conditions are met. File 2005 taxes online free The participant must elect the withdrawal no later than 90 days after the date of the first elective contributions under the EACA. File 2005 taxes online free The participant must withdraw the entire amount of EACA default contributions, including any earnings thereon. File 2005 taxes online free   If the plan allows withdrawals under the EACA, the amount of the withdrawal other than the amount of any designated Roth contributions must be included in the employee's gross income for the tax year in which the distribution is made. File 2005 taxes online free The additional 10% tax on early distributions will not apply to the distribution. File 2005 taxes online free Notice requirement. File 2005 taxes online free   Under an EACA, employees must be given written notice of the terms of the EACA within a reasonable period of time before each plan year. File 2005 taxes online free The notice must be written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average employee and be sufficiently accurate and comprehensive in order to apprise the employee of his or her rights and obligations under the EACA. File 2005 taxes online free The notice must include an explanation of the employee's right to elect not to have elective contributions made on his or her behalf, or to elect a different percentage, and the employee must be given a reasonable period of time after receipt of the notice before the first elective contribution is made. File 2005 taxes online free The notice also must explain how contributions will be invested in the absence of an investment election by the employee. File 2005 taxes online free Qualified automatic contribution arrangement. File 2005 taxes online free    A qualified automatic contribution arrangement (QACA) is a type of safe harbor plan. File 2005 taxes online free It contains an automatic enrollment feature, and mandatory employer contributions are required. File 2005 taxes online free If your plan includes a QACA, it will not be subject to the ADP test (discussed later) nor the top-heavy requirements (discussed earlier). File 2005 taxes online free Additionally, your plan will not be subject to the actual contribution percentage (ACP) test if certain additional requirements are met. File 2005 taxes online free Under a QACA, each employee who is eligible to participate in the plan will be treated as having elected to make elective deferral contributions equal to a certain default percentage of compensation. File 2005 taxes online free In order to not have default elective deferrals made, an employee must make an affirmative election specifying a deferral percentage (including zero, if desired). File 2005 taxes online free If an employee does not make an affirmative election, the default deferral percentage must meet the following conditions. File 2005 taxes online free It must be applied uniformly. File 2005 taxes online free It must not exceed 10%. File 2005 taxes online free It must be at least 3% in the first plan year it applies to an employee and through the end of the following year. File 2005 taxes online free It must increase to at least 4% in the following plan year. File 2005 taxes online free It must increase to at least 5% in the following plan year. File 2005 taxes online free It must increase to at least 6% in subsequent plan years. File 2005 taxes online free Matching or nonelective contributions. File 2005 taxes online free   Under the terms of the QACA, you must make either matching or nonelective contributions according to the following terms. File 2005 taxes online free Matching contributions. File 2005 taxes online free You must make matching contributions on behalf of each non-highly compensated employee in the following amounts. File 2005 taxes online free An amount equal to 100% of elective deferrals, up to 1% of compensation. File 2005 taxes online free An amount equal to 50% of elective deferrals, from 1% up to 6% of compensation. File 2005 taxes online free Other formulas may be used as long as they are at least as favorable to non-highly compensated employees. File 2005 taxes online free The rate of matching contributions for highly compensated employees, including yourself, must not exceed the rates for non-highly compensated employees. File 2005 taxes online free Nonelective contributions. File 2005 taxes online free You must make nonelective contributions on behalf of every non-highly compensated employee eligible to participate in the plan, regardless of whether they elected to participate, in an amount equal to at least 3% of their compensation. File 2005 taxes online free Vesting requirements. File 2005 taxes online free   All accrued benefits attributed to matching or nonelective contributions under the QACA must be 100% vested for all employees who complete 2 years of service. File 2005 taxes online free These contributions are subject to special withdrawal restrictions, discussed later. File 2005 taxes online free Notice requirements. File 2005 taxes online free   Each employee eligible to participate in the QACA must receive written notice of their rights and obligations under the QACA, within a reasonable period before each plan year. File 2005 taxes online free The notice must be written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average employee, and it must be accurate and comprehensive. File 2005 taxes online free The notice must explain their right to elect not to have elective contributions made on their behalf, or to have contributions made at a different percentage than the default percentage. File 2005 taxes online free Additionally, the notice must explain how contributions will be invested in the absence of any investment election by the employee. File 2005 taxes online free The employee must have a reasonable period of time after receiving the notice to make such contribution and investment elections prior to the first contributions under the QACA. File 2005 taxes online free Treatment of Excess Deferrals If the total of an employee's deferrals is more than the limit for 2013, the employee can have the difference (called an excess deferral) paid out of any of the plans that permit these distributions. File 2005 taxes online free He or she must notify the plan by April 15, 2014 (or an earlier date specified in the plan), of the amount to be paid from each plan. File 2005 taxes online free The plan must then pay the employee that amount, plus earnings on the amount through the end of 2013, by April 15, 2014. File 2005 taxes online free Excess withdrawn by April 15. File 2005 taxes online free   If the employee takes out the excess deferral by April 15, 2014, it is not reported again by including it in the employee's gross income for 2014. File 2005 taxes online free However, any income earned in 2013 on the excess deferral taken out is taxable in the tax year in which it is taken out. File 2005 taxes online free The distribution is not subject to the additional 10% tax on early distributions. File 2005 taxes online free   If the employee takes out part of the excess deferral and the income on it, the distribution is treated as made proportionately from the excess deferral and the income. File 2005 taxes online free   Even if the employee takes out the excess deferral by April 15, the amount will be considered for purposes of nondiscrimination testing requirements of the plan, unless the distributed amount is for a non-highly compensated employee who participates in only one employer's 401(k) plan or plans. File 2005 taxes online free Excess not withdrawn by April 15. File 2005 taxes online free   If the employee does not take out the excess deferral by April 15, 2014, the excess, though taxable in 2013, is not included in the employee's cost basis in figuring the taxable amount of any eventual distributions under the plan. File 2005 taxes online free In effect, an excess deferral left in the plan is taxed twice, once when contributed and again when distributed. File 2005 taxes online free Also, if the employee's excess deferral is allowed to stay in the plan and the employee participates in no other employer's plan, the plan can be disqualified. File 2005 taxes online free Reporting corrective distributions on Form 1099-R. File 2005 taxes online free   Report corrective distributions of excess deferrals (including any earnings) on Form 1099-R. File 2005 taxes online free For specific information about reporting corrective distributions, see the Instructions for Forms 1099-R and 5498. File 2005 taxes online free Tax on excess contributions of highly compensated employees. File 2005 taxes online free   The law provides tests to detect discrimination in a plan. File 2005 taxes online free If tests, such as the actual deferral percentage test (ADP test) (see section 401(k)(3)) and the actual contribution percentage test (ACP test) (see section 401(m)(2)), show that contributions for highly compensated employees are more than the test limits for these contributions, the employer may have to pay a 10% excise tax. File 2005 taxes online free Report the tax on Form 5330. File 2005 taxes online free The ADP test does not apply to a safe harbor 401(k) plan (discussed next) nor to a QACA. File 2005 taxes online free Also, the ACP test does not apply to these plans if certain additional requirements are met. File 2005 taxes online free   The tax for the year is 10% of the excess contributions for the plan year ending in your tax year. File 2005 taxes online free Excess contributions are elective deferrals, employee contributions, or employer matching or nonelective contributions that are more than the amount permitted under the ADP test or the ACP test. File 2005 taxes online free   See Regulations sections 1. File 2005 taxes online free 401(k)-2 and 1. File 2005 taxes online free 401(m)-2 for further guidance relating to the nondiscrimination rules under sections 401(k) and 401(m). File 2005 taxes online free    If the plan fails the ADP or ACP testing, and the failure is not corrected by the end of the next plan year, the plan can be disqualified. File 2005 taxes online free Safe harbor 401(k) plan. File 2005 taxes online free If you meet the requirements for a safe harbor 401(k) plan, you do not have to satisfy the ADP test, nor the ACP test, if certain additional requirements are met. File 2005 taxes online free For your plan to be a safe harbor plan, you must meet the following conditions. File 2005 taxes online free Matching or nonelective contributions. File 2005 taxes online free You must make matching or nonelective contributions according to one of the following formulas. File 2005 taxes online free Matching contributions. File 2005 taxes online free You must make matching contributions according to the following rules. File 2005 taxes online free You must contribute an amount equal to 100% of each non-highly compensated employee's elective deferrals, up to 3% of compensation. File 2005 taxes online free You must contribute an amount equal to 50% of each non-highly compensated employee's elective deferrals, from 3% up to 5% of compensation. File 2005 taxes online free The rate of matching contributions for highly compensated employees, including yourself, must not exceed the rates for non-highly compensated employees. File 2005 taxes online free Nonelective contributions. File 2005 taxes online free You must make nonelective contributions, without regard to whether the employee made elective deferrals, on behalf of all non-highly compensated employees eligible to participate in the plan, equal to at least 3% of the employee's compensation. File 2005 taxes online free These mandatory matching and nonelective contributions must be immediately 100% vested and are subject to special withdrawal restrictions. File 2005 taxes online free Notice requirement. File 2005 taxes online free You must give eligible employees written notice of their rights and obligations with regard to contributions under the plan, within a reasonable period before the plan year. File 2005 taxes online free The other requirements for a 401(k) plan, including withdrawal and vesting rules, must also be met for your plan to qualify as a safe harbor 401(k) plan. File 2005 taxes online free Qualified Roth Contribution Program Under this program an eligible employee can designate all or a portion of his or her elective deferrals as after-tax Roth contributions. File 2005 taxes online free Elective deferrals designated as Roth contributions must be maintained in a separate Roth account. File 2005 taxes online free However, unlike other elective deferrals, designated Roth contributions are not excluded from employees' gross income, but qualified distributions from a Roth account are excluded from employees' gross income. File 2005 taxes online free Elective Deferrals Under a qualified Roth contribution program, the amount of elective deferrals that an employee may designate as a Roth contribution is limited to the maximum amount of elective deferrals excludable from gross income for the year (for 2013 and 2014, $17,500 if under age 50 and $23,000 if age 50 or over) less the total amount of the employee's elective deferrals not designated as Roth contributions. File 2005 taxes online free Designated Roth deferrals are treated the same as pre-tax elective deferrals for most purposes, including: The annual individual elective deferral limit (total of all designated Roth contributions and traditional, pre-tax elective deferrals) of $17,500 for 2013 and 2014, with an additional $5,500 if age 50 or over for 2013 and 2014, Determining the maximum employee and employer annual contributions of the lesser of 100% of compensation or $51,000 for 2013 ($52,000 for 2014), Nondiscrimination testing, Required distributions, and Elective deferrals not taken into account for purposes of deduction limits. File 2005 taxes online free Qualified Distributions A qualified distribution is a distribution that is made after the employee's nonexclusion period and: On or after the employee attains age   59½, On account of the employee's being disabled, or On or after the employee's death. File 2005 taxes online free An employee's nonexclusion period for a plan is the 5-tax-year period beginning with the earlier of the following tax years. File 2005 taxes online free The first tax year in which the employee made a contribution to his or her Roth account in the plan, or If a rollover contribution was made to the employee's designated Roth account from a designated Roth account previously established for the employee under another plan, then the first tax year the employee made a designated Roth contribution to the previously established account. File 2005 taxes online free Rollover. File 2005 taxes online free   Beginning September 28, 2010, a rollover from another account can be made to a designated Roth account in the same plan. File 2005 taxes online free For additional information on these in-plan Roth rollovers, see Notice 2010-84, 2010-51 I. File 2005 taxes online free R. File 2005 taxes online free B. File 2005 taxes online free 872, available at www. File 2005 taxes online free irs. File 2005 taxes online free gov/irb/2010-51_IRB/ar11. File 2005 taxes online free html, and Notice 2013-74. File 2005 taxes online free A distribution from a designated Roth account can only be rolled over to another designated Roth account or a Roth IRA. File 2005 taxes online free Rollover amounts do not apply toward the annual deferral limit. File 2005 taxes online free Reporting Requirements You must report a contribution to a Roth account on Form W-2 and a distribution from a Roth account on Form 1099-R. File 2005 taxes online free See the Form W-2 and 1099-R instructions for detailed information. File 2005 taxes online free Distributions Amounts paid to plan participants from a qualified plan are called distributions. File 2005 taxes online free Distributions may be nonperiodic, such as lump-sum distributions, or periodic, such as annuity payments. File 2005 taxes online free Also, certain loans may be treated as distributions. File 2005 taxes online free See Loans Treated as Distributions in Publication 575. File 2005 taxes online free Required Distributions A qualified plan must provide that each participant will either: Receive his or her entire interest (benefits) in the plan by the required beginning date (defined later), or Begin receiving regular periodic distributions by the required beginning date in annual amounts calculated to distribute the participant's entire interest (benefits) over his or her life expectancy or over the joint life expectancy of the participant and the designated beneficiary (or over a shorter period). File 2005 taxes online free These distribution rules apply individually to each qualified plan. File 2005 taxes online free You cannot satisfy the requirement for one plan by taking a distribution from another. File 2005 taxes online free The plan must provide that these rules override any inconsistent distribution options previously offered. File 2005 taxes online free Minimum distribution. File 2005 taxes online free   If the account balance of a qualified plan participant is to be distributed (other than as an annuity), the plan administrator must figure the minimum amount required to be distributed each distribution calendar year. File 2005 taxes online free This minimum is figured by dividing the account balance by the applicable life expectancy. File 2005 taxes online free The plan administrator can use the life expectancy tables in Appendix C of Publication 590 for this purpose. File 2005 taxes online free For more information on figuring the minimum distribution, see Tax on Excess Accumulation in Publication 575. File 2005 taxes online free Required beginning date. File 2005 taxes online free   Generally, each participant must receive his or her entire benefits in the plan or begin to receive periodic distributions of benefits from the plan by the required beginning date. File 2005 taxes online free   A participant must begin to receive distributions from his or her qualified retirement plan by April 1 of the first year after the later of the following years. File 2005 taxes online free Calendar year in which he or she reaches age 70½. File 2005 taxes online free Calendar year in which he or she retires from employment with the employer maintaining the plan. File 2005 taxes online free However, the plan may require the participant to begin receiving distributions by April 1 of the year after the participant reaches age 70½ even if the participant has not retired. File 2005 taxes online free   If the participant is a 5% owner of the employer maintaining the plan, the participant must begin receiving distributions by April 1 of the first year after the calendar year in which the participant reached age 70½. File 2005 taxes online free For more information, see Tax on Excess Accumulation in Publication 575. File 2005 taxes online free Distributions after the starting year. File 2005 taxes online free   The distribution required to be made by April 1 is treated as a distribution for the starting year. File 2005 taxes online free (The starting year is the year in which the participant meets (1) or (2) above, whichever applies. File 2005 taxes online free ) After the starting year, the participant must receive the required distribution for each year by December 31 of that year. File 2005 taxes online free If no distribution is made in the starting year, required distributions for 2 years must be made in the next year (one by April 1 and one by December 31). File 2005 taxes online free Distributions after participant's death. File 2005 taxes online free   See Publication 575 for the special rules covering distributions made after the death of a participant. File 2005 taxes online free Distributions From 401(k) Plans Generally, distributions cannot be made until one of the following occurs. File 2005 taxes online free The employee retires, dies, becomes disabled, or otherwise severs employment. File 2005 taxes online free The plan ends and no other defined contribution plan is established or continued. File 2005 taxes online free In the case of a 401(k) plan that is part of a profit-sharing plan, the employee reaches age 59½ or suffers financial hardship. File 2005 taxes online free For the rules on hardship distributions, including the limits on them, see Regulations section 1. File 2005 taxes online free 401(k)-1(d). File 2005 taxes online free The employee becomes eligible for a qualified reservist distribution (defined next). File 2005 taxes online free Certain distributions listed above may be subject to the tax on early distributions discussed later. File 2005 taxes online free Qualified reservist distributions. File 2005 taxes online free   A qualified reservist distribution is a distribution from an IRA or an elective deferral account made after September 11, 2001, to a military reservist or a member of the National Guard who has been called to active duty for at least 180 days or for an indefinite period. File 2005 taxes online free All or part of a qualified reservist distribution can be recontributed to an IRA. File 2005 taxes online free The additional 10% tax on early distributions does not apply to a qualified reservist distribution. File 2005 taxes online free Tax Treatment of Distributions Distributions from a qualified plan minus a prorated part of any cost basis are subject to income tax in the year they are distributed. File 2005 taxes online free Since most recipients have no cost basis, a distribution is generally fully taxable. File 2005 taxes online free An exception is a distribution that is properly rolled over as discussed under Rollover, next. File 2005 taxes online free The tax treatment of distributions depends on whether they are made periodically over several years or life (periodic distributions) or are nonperiodic distributions. File 2005 taxes online free See Taxation of Periodic Payments and Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments in Publication 575 for a detailed description of how distributions are taxed, including the 10-year tax option or capital gain treatment of a lump-sum distribution. File 2005 taxes online free Note. File 2005 taxes online free A recipient of a distribution from a designated Roth account will have a cost basis since designated Roth contributions are made on an after-tax basis. File 2005 taxes online free Also, a distribution from a designated Roth account is entirely tax-free if certain conditions are met. File 2005 taxes online free See Qualified distributions under Qualified Roth Contribution Program, earlier. File 2005 taxes online free Rollover. File 2005 taxes online free   The recipient of an eligible rollover distribution from a qualified plan can defer the tax on it by rolling it over into a traditional IRA or another eligible retirement plan. File 2005 taxes online free However, it may be subject to withholding as discussed under Withholding requirement, later. File 2005 taxes online free A rollover can also be made to a Roth IRA, in which case, any previously untaxed amounts are includible in gross income unless the rollover is from a designated Roth account. File 2005 taxes online free Eligible rollover distribution. File 2005 taxes online free   This is a distribution of all or any part of an employee's balance in a qualified retirement plan that is not any of the following. File 2005 taxes online free A required minimum distribution. File 2005 taxes online free See Required Distributions , earlier. File 2005 taxes online free Any of a series of substantially equal payments made at least once a year over any of the following periods. File 2005 taxes online free The employee's life or life expectancy. File 2005 taxes online free The joint lives or life expectancies of the employee and beneficiary. File 2005 taxes online free A period of 10 years or longer. File 2005 taxes online free A hardship distribution. File 2005 taxes online free The portion of a distribution that represents the return of an employee's nondeductible contributions to the plan. File 2005 taxes online free See Employee Contributions , earlier, and Rollover of nontaxable amounts, next. File 2005 taxes online free Loans treated as distributions. File 2005 taxes online free Dividends on employer securities. File 2005 taxes online free The cost of any life insurance coverage provided under a qualified retirement plan. File 2005 taxes online free Similar items designated by the IRS in published guidance. File 2005 taxes online free See, for example, the Instructions for Forms 1099-R and 5498. File 2005 taxes online free Rollover of nontaxable amounts. File 2005 taxes online free   You may be able to roll over the nontaxable part of a distribution to another qualified retirement plan or a section 403(b) plan, or to an IRA. File 2005 taxes online free If the rollover is to a qualified retirement plan or a section 403(b) plan that separately accounts for the taxable and nontaxable parts of the rollover, the transfer must be made through a direct (trustee-to-trustee) rollover. File 2005 taxes online free If the rollover is to an IRA, the transfer can be made by any rollover method. File 2005 taxes online free Note. File 2005 taxes online free A distribution from a designated Roth account can be rolled over to another designated Roth account or to a Roth IRA. File 2005 taxes online free If the rollover is to a Roth IRA, it can be rolled over by any rollover method, but if the rollover is to another designated Roth account, it must be rolled over directly (trustee-to-trustee). File 2005 taxes online free More information. File 2005 taxes online free   For more information about rollovers, see Rollovers in Pubs. File 2005 taxes online free 575 and 590. File 2005 taxes online free Withholding requirement. File 2005 taxes online free   If, during a year, a qualified plan pays to a participant one or more eligible rollover distributions (defined earlier) that are reasonably expected to total $200 or more, the payor must withhold 20% of the taxable portion of each distribution for federal income tax. File 2005 taxes online free Exceptions. File 2005 taxes online free   If, instead of having the distribution paid to him or her, the participant chooses to have the plan pay it directly to an IRA or another eligible retirement plan (a direct rollover), no withholding is required. File 2005 taxes online free   If the distribution is not an eligible rollover distribution, defined earlier, the 20% withholding requirement does not apply. File 2005 taxes online free Other withholding rules apply to distributions that are not eligible rollover distributions, such as long-term periodic distributions and required distributions (periodic or nonperiodic). File 2005 taxes online free However, the participant can choose not to have tax withheld from these distributions. File 2005 taxes online free If the participant does not make this choice, the following withholding rules apply. File 2005 taxes online free For periodic distributions, withholding is based on their treatment as wages. File 2005 taxes online free For nonperiodic distributions, 10% of the taxable part is withheld. File 2005 taxes online free Estimated tax payments. File 2005 taxes online free   If no income tax is withheld or not enough tax is withheld, the recipient of a distribution may have to make estimated tax payments. File 2005 taxes online free For more information, see Withholding Tax and Estimated Tax in Publication 575. File 2005 taxes online free Section 402(f) Notice. File 2005 taxes online free   If a distribution is an eligible rollover distribution, as defined earlier, you must provide a written notice to the recipient that explains the following rules regarding such distributions. File 2005 taxes online free That the distribution may be directly transferred to an eligible retirement plan and information about which distributions are eligible for this direct transfer. File 2005 taxes online free That tax will be withheld from the distribution if it is not directly transferred to an eligible retirement plan. File 2005 taxes online free That the distribution will not be subject to tax if transferred to an eligible retirement plan within 60 days after the date the recipient receives the distribution. File 2005 taxes online free Certain other rules that may be applicable. File 2005 taxes online free   Notice 2009-68, 2009-39 I. File 2005 taxes online free R. File 2005 taxes online free B. File 2005 taxes online free 423, available at www. File 2005 taxes online free irs. File 2005 taxes online free gov/irb/2009-39_IRB/ar14. File 2005 taxes online free html, contains two updated safe harbor section 402(f) notices that plan administrators may provide recipients of eligible rollover distributions. File 2005 taxes online free If the plan allows in-plan Roth rollovers, the 402(f) notice must be amended to reflect this. File 2005 taxes online free Notice 2010-84 contains guidance on how to modify a 402(f) notice for in-plan Roth rollovers. File 2005 taxes online free Timing of notice. File 2005 taxes online free   The notice generally must be provided no less than 30 days and no more than 180 days before the date of a distribution. File 2005 taxes online free Method of notice. File 2005 taxes online free   The written notice must be provided individually to each distributee of an eligible rollover distribution. File 2005 taxes online free Posting of the notice is not sufficient. File 2005 taxes online free However, the written requirement may be satisfied through the use of electronic media if certain additional conditions are met. File 2005 taxes online free See Regulations section 1. File 2005 taxes online free 401(a)-21. File 2005 taxes online free Tax on failure to give notice. File 2005 taxes online free   Failure to give a 402(f) notice will result in a tax of $100 for each failure, with a total not exceeding $50,000 per calendar year. File 2005 taxes online free The tax will not be imposed if it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. File 2005 taxes online free Tax on Early Distributions If a distribution is made to an employee under the plan before he or she reaches age 59½, the employee may have to pay a 10% additional tax on the distribution. File 2005 taxes online free This tax applies to the amount received that the employee must include in income. File 2005 taxes online free Exceptions. File 2005 taxes online free   The 10% tax will not apply if distributions before age 59½ are made in any of the following circumstances. File 2005 taxes online free Made to a beneficiary (or to the estate of the employee) on or after the death of the employee. File 2005 taxes online free Made due to the employee having a qualifying disability. File 2005 taxes online free Made as part of a series of substantially equal periodic payments beginning after separation from service and made at least annually for the life or life expectancy of the employee or the joint lives or life expectancies of the employee and his or her designated beneficiary. File 2005 taxes online free (The payments under this exception, except in the case of death or disability, must continue for at least 5 years or until the employee reaches age 59½, whichever is the longer period. File 2005 taxes online free ) Made to an employee after separation from service if the separation occurred during o
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File 2005 taxes online free 8. File 2005 taxes online free   Distributions and Rollovers Table of Contents DistributionsMinimum Required Distributions No Special 10-Year Tax Option Transfer of Interest in 403(b) ContractAfter-tax contributions. File 2005 taxes online free Permissive service credit. File 2005 taxes online free Tax-Free RolloversHardship exception to rollover rules. File 2005 taxes online free Eligible retirement plans. File 2005 taxes online free Nonqualifying distributions. File 2005 taxes online free Second rollover. File 2005 taxes online free Gift Tax Distributions Permissible distributions. File 2005 taxes online free   Generally, a distribution cannot be made from a 403(b) account until the employee: Reaches age 59½, Has a severance from employment, Dies, Becomes disabled, In the case of elective deferrals, encounters financial hardship, or Has a qualified reservist distribution. File 2005 taxes online free In most cases, the payments you receive or that are made available to you under your 403(b) account are taxable in full as ordinary income. File 2005 taxes online free In general, the same tax rules apply to distributions from 403(b) plans that apply to distributions from other retirement plans. File 2005 taxes online free These rules are explained in Publication 575. File 2005 taxes online free Publication 575 also discusses the additional tax on early distributions from retirement plans. File 2005 taxes online free Retired public safety officers. File 2005 taxes online free   If you are an eligible retired public safety officer, distributions of up to $3,000, made directly from your 403(b) plan to pay accident, health, or long-term care insurance, are not included in your taxable income. File 2005 taxes online free The premiums can be for you, your spouse, or your dependents. File 2005 taxes online free   A public safety officer is a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, chaplain, or member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew. File 2005 taxes online free   For additional information, see Publication 575. File 2005 taxes online free Distribution for active reservist. File 2005 taxes online free   The 10% penalty for early withdrawals will not apply to a qualified reservist distribution attributable to elective deferrals from a 403(b) plan. File 2005 taxes online free A qualified reservist distribution is a distribution that is made: To an individual who is a reservist or national guardsman and who was ordered or called to active duty for a period in excess of 179 days or for an indefinite period; and During the period beginning on the date of the order or call to duty and ending at the close of the active duty period. File 2005 taxes online free Minimum Required Distributions You must receive all, or at least a certain minimum, of your interest accruing after 1986 in the 403(b) plan by April 1 of the calendar year following the later of the calendar year in which you become age 70½, or the calendar year in which you retire. File 2005 taxes online free Check with your employer, plan administrator, or provider to find out whether this rule also applies to pre-1987 accruals. File 2005 taxes online free If not, a minimum amount of these accruals must begin to be distributed by the later of the end of the calendar year in which you reach age 75 or April 1 of the calendar year following retirement. File 2005 taxes online free For each year thereafter, the minimum distribution must be made by the last day of the year. File 2005 taxes online free If you do not receive the required minimum distribution, you are subject to a nondeductible 50% excise tax on the difference between the required minimum distribution and the amount actually distributed. File 2005 taxes online free No Special 10-Year Tax Option A distribution from a 403(b) plan does not qualify as a lump-sum distribution. File 2005 taxes online free This means you cannot use the special 10-year tax option to calculate the taxable portion of a 403(b) distribution. File 2005 taxes online free For more information, see Publication 575. File 2005 taxes online free Transfer of Interest in 403(b) Contract Contract exchanges. File 2005 taxes online free   If you transfer all or part of your interest from a 403(b) contract to another 403(b) contract (held in the same plan), the transfer is tax free, and is referred to as a contract exchange. File 2005 taxes online free This was previously known as a 90-24 transfer. File 2005 taxes online free A contract exchange is similar to a 90-24 transfer with one major difference. File 2005 taxes online free Previously, you were able to accomplish the transfer without your employer’s involvement. File 2005 taxes online free After September 24, 2007, all such transfers are accomplished through a contract exchange requiring your employer’s involvement. File 2005 taxes online free In addition, the plan must provide for the exchange and the transferred interest must be subject to the same or stricter distribution restrictions. File 2005 taxes online free Finally, your accumulated benefit after the exchange must be equal to what it was before the exchange. File 2005 taxes online free   Transfers that do not satisfy this rule are plan distributions and are generally taxable as ordinary income. File 2005 taxes online free Plan-to-plan transfers. File 2005 taxes online free   You may also transfer part or all of your interest from a 403(b) plan to another 403(b) plan if you are an employee of (or were formerly employed by) the employer of the plan to which you would like to transfer. File 2005 taxes online free Both the initial plan and the receiving plan must provide for transfers. File 2005 taxes online free Your accumulated benefit after the transfer must be at least equal to what it was before the transfer. File 2005 taxes online free The new plan’s restrictions on distributions must be the same or stricter than those of the original plan. File 2005 taxes online free Tax-free transfers for certain cash distributions. File 2005 taxes online free   A tax-free transfer may also apply to a cash distribution of your 403(b) account from an insurance company that is subject to a rehabilitation, conservatorship, insolvency, or similar state proceeding. File 2005 taxes online free To receive tax-free treatment, you must do all of the following: Withdraw all the cash to which you are entitled in full settlement of your contract rights or, if less, the maximum permitted by the state. File 2005 taxes online free Reinvest the cash distribution in a single policy or contract issued by another insurance company or in a single custodial account subject to the same or stricter distribution restrictions as the original contract not later than 60 days after you receive the cash distribution. File 2005 taxes online free Assign all future distribution rights to the new contract or account for investment in that contract or account if you received an amount that is less than what you are entitled to because of state restrictions. File 2005 taxes online free   In addition to the preceding requirements, you must provide the new insurer with a written statement containing all of the following information: The gross amount of cash distributed under the old contract. File 2005 taxes online free The amount of cash reinvested in the new contract. File 2005 taxes online free Your investment in the old contract on the date you receive your first cash distribution. File 2005 taxes online free   Also, you must attach the following items to your timely filed income tax return in the year you receive the first distribution of cash. File 2005 taxes online free A copy of the statement you gave the new insurer. File 2005 taxes online free A statement that includes: The words ELECTION UNDER REV. File 2005 taxes online free PROC. File 2005 taxes online free 92-44, The name of the company that issued the new contract, and The new policy number. File 2005 taxes online free Direct trustee-to-trustee transfer. File 2005 taxes online free   If you make a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer, from your governmental 403(b) account to a defined benefit governmental plan, it may not be includible in gross income. File 2005 taxes online free   The transfer amount is not includible in gross income if it is made to: Purchase permissive service credits, or Repay contributions and earnings that were previously refunded under a forfeiture of service credit under the plan, or under another plan maintained by a state or local government employer within the same state. File 2005 taxes online free After-tax contributions. File 2005 taxes online free   For distributions beginning after December 31, 2006, after-tax contributions can be rolled over between a 403(b) plan and a defined benefit plan, IRA, or a defined contribution plan. File 2005 taxes online free If the rollover is to or from a 403(b) plan, it must occur through a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer. File 2005 taxes online free Permissive service credit. File 2005 taxes online free   A permissive service credit is credit for a period of service recognized by a defined benefit governmental plan only if you voluntarily contribute to the plan an amount that does not exceed the amount necessary to fund the benefit attributable to the period of service and the amount contributed is in addition to the regular employee contribution, if any, under the plan. File 2005 taxes online free   A permissive service credit may also include service credit for up to 5 years where there is no performance of service, or service credited to provide an increased benefit for service credit which a participant is receiving under the plan. File 2005 taxes online free   Check with your plan administrator as to the type and extent of service that may be purchased by this transfer. File 2005 taxes online free Tax-Free Rollovers You can generally roll over tax free all or any part of a distribution from a 403(b) plan to a traditional IRA or a non-Roth eligible retirement plan, except for any nonqualifying distributions, described later. File 2005 taxes online free You may also roll over any part of a distribution from a 403(b) plan by converting it through a direct rollover, described below, to a Roth IRA. File 2005 taxes online free Conversion amounts are generally includible in your taxable income in the year of the distribution from your 403(b) account. File 2005 taxes online free See Publication 590 for more information about conversion into a Roth IRA. File 2005 taxes online free Note. File 2005 taxes online free A participant is required to roll over distribution amounts received within 60 days in order for the amount to be treated as nontaxable. File 2005 taxes online free Distribution amounts that are rolled over within the 60 days are not subject to the 10% early distribution penalty. File 2005 taxes online free Rollovers to and from 403(b) plans. File 2005 taxes online free   You can generally roll over tax free all or any part of a distribution from an eligible retirement plan to a 403(b) plan. File 2005 taxes online free Beginning January 1, 2008, distributions from tax-qualified retirement plans and tax-sheltered annuities can be converted by making a direct rollover into a Roth IRA subject to the restrictions that currently apply to rollovers from a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. File 2005 taxes online free Converted amounts are generally includible in your taxable income in the year of the distribution from your 403(b) account. File 2005 taxes online free See Publication 590 for more information on conversion into a Roth IRA. File 2005 taxes online free   If a distribution includes both pre-tax contributions and after-tax contributions, the portion of the distribution that is rolled over is treated as consisting first of pre-tax amounts (contributions and earnings that would be includible in income if no rollover occurred). File 2005 taxes online free This means that if you roll over an amount that is at least as much as the pre-tax portion of the distribution, you do not have to include any of the distribution in income. File 2005 taxes online free   For more information on rollovers and eligible retirement plans, see Publication 575. File 2005 taxes online free If you roll over money or other property from a 403(b) plan to an eligible retirement plan, see Publication 575 for information about possible effects on later distributions from the eligible retirement plan. File 2005 taxes online free Hardship exception to rollover rules. File 2005 taxes online free   The IRS may waive the 60-day rollover period if the failure to waive such requirement would be against equity or good conscience, including cases of casualty, disaster, or other events beyond the reasonable control of an individual. File 2005 taxes online free   To obtain a hardship exception, you must apply to the IRS for a waiver of the 60-day rollover requirement. File 2005 taxes online free You apply for the waiver by following the general instructions used in requesting a letter ruling. File 2005 taxes online free These instructions are stated in Revenue Procedure 2013-4, 2013-1 I. File 2005 taxes online free R. File 2005 taxes online free B. File 2005 taxes online free 126 available at www. File 2005 taxes online free irs. File 2005 taxes online free gov/irb/2013-01_IRB/ar09. File 2005 taxes online free html, or see the latest annual update. File 2005 taxes online free You must also pay a user fee with the application. File 2005 taxes online free The user fee for a rollover that is less than $50,000 is $500. File 2005 taxes online free For rollovers that are $50,000 or more, see Revenue Procedure 2013-8, 2013-1 I. File 2005 taxes online free R. File 2005 taxes online free B. File 2005 taxes online free 237 available at www. File 2005 taxes online free irs. File 2005 taxes online free gov/irb/2013-01_IRB/ar13. File 2005 taxes online free html, or see the latest annual update. File 2005 taxes online free   In determining whether to grant a waiver, the IRS will consider all relevant facts and circumstances, including: Whether errors were made by the financial institution; Whether you were unable to complete the rollover due to death, disability, hospitalization, incarceration, restrictions imposed by a foreign country, or postal error; Whether you used the amount distributed (for example, in the case of payment by check, whether you cashed the check); and How much time has passed since the date of distribution. File 2005 taxes online free   For additional information on rollovers, see Publication 590. File 2005 taxes online free Eligible retirement plans. File 2005 taxes online free   The following are considered eligible retirement plans. File 2005 taxes online free Individual retirement arrangements. File 2005 taxes online free Roth IRA. File 2005 taxes online free 403(b) plans. File 2005 taxes online free Government eligible 457 plans. File 2005 taxes online free Qualified retirement plans. File 2005 taxes online free  If the distribution is from a designated Roth account, then the only eligible retirement plan is another designated Roth account or a Roth IRA. File 2005 taxes online free Nonqualifying distributions. File 2005 taxes online free   You cannot roll over tax free: Minimum required distributions (generally required to begin at age 70½), Substantially equal payments over your life or life expectancy, Substantially equal payments over the joint lives or life expectancies of your beneficiary and you, Substantially equal payments for a period of 10 years or more, Hardship distributions, or Corrective distributions of excess contributions or excess deferrals, and any income allocable to the excess, or excess annual additions and any allocable gains. File 2005 taxes online free Rollover of nontaxable amounts. File 2005 taxes online free    You may be able to roll over the nontaxable part of a distribution (such as your after-tax contributions) made to another eligible retirement plan, traditional IRA, or Roth IRA. File 2005 taxes online free The transfer must be made either through a direct rollover to an eligible plan that separately accounts for the taxable and nontaxable parts of the rollover or through a rollover to a traditional IRA or Roth IRA. File 2005 taxes online free   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. File 2005 taxes online free Direct rollovers of 403(b) plan distributions. File 2005 taxes online free   You have the option of having your 403(b) plan make the rollover directly to a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, or new plan. File 2005 taxes online free Before you receive a distribution, your plan will give you information on this. File 2005 taxes online free It is generally to your advantage to choose this option because your plan will not withhold tax on the distribution if you choose it. File 2005 taxes online free Distribution received by you. File 2005 taxes online free   If you receive a distribution that qualifies to be rolled over, you can roll over all or any part of the distribution. File 2005 taxes online free Generally, you will receive only 80% of the distribution because 20% must be withheld. File 2005 taxes online free If you roll over only the 80% you receive, you must pay tax on the 20% you did not roll over. File 2005 taxes online free You can replace the 20% that was withheld with other money within the 60-day period to make a 100% rollover. File 2005 taxes online free Voluntary deductible contributions. File 2005 taxes online free   For tax years 1982 through 1986, employees could make deductible contributions to a 403(b) plan under the individual retirement arrangement (IRA) rules instead of deducting contributions to a traditional IRA. File 2005 taxes online free   If you made voluntary deductible contributions to a 403(b) plan under these traditional IRA rules, the distribution of all or part of the accumulated deductible contributions may be rolled over if it otherwise qualifies as a distribution you can roll over. File 2005 taxes online free Accumulated deductible contributions are the deductible contributions: Plus Income allocable to the contributions, Gain allocable to the contributions, and Minus Expenses and losses allocable to the contributions, and Distributions from the contributions, income, or gain. File 2005 taxes online free Excess employer contributions. File 2005 taxes online free   The portion of a distribution from a 403(b) plan transferred to a traditional IRA that was previously included in income as excess employer contributions (discussed earlier) is not an eligible rollover distribution. File 2005 taxes online free   Its transfer does not affect the rollover treatment of the eligible portion of the transferred amounts. File 2005 taxes online free However, the ineligible portion is subject to the traditional IRA contribution limits and may create an excess IRA contribution subject to a 6% excise tax (see chapter 1 of Publication 590). File 2005 taxes online free Qualified domestic relations order. File 2005 taxes online free   You may be able to roll over tax free all or any part of an eligible rollover distribution from a 403(b) plan that you receive under a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). File 2005 taxes online free If you receive the interest in the 403(b) plan as an employee's spouse or former spouse under a QDRO, all of the rollover rules apply to you as if you were the employee. File 2005 taxes online free You can roll over your interest in the plan to a traditional IRA or another 403(b) plan. File 2005 taxes online free For more information on the treatment of an interest received under a QDRO, see Publication 575. File 2005 taxes online free Spouses of deceased employees. File 2005 taxes online free   If you are the spouse of a deceased employee, you can roll over the qualifying distribution attributable to the employee. File 2005 taxes online free You can make the rollover to any eligible retirement plan. File 2005 taxes online free   After you roll money and other property over from a 403(b) plan to an eligible retirement plan, and you take a distribution from that plan, you will not be eligible to receive the capital gain treatment or the special averaging treatment for the distribution. File 2005 taxes online free Second rollover. File 2005 taxes online free   If you roll over a qualifying distribution to a traditional IRA, you can, if certain conditions are satisfied, later roll the distribution into another 403(b) plan. File 2005 taxes online free For more information, see IRA as a holding account (conduit IRA) for rollovers to other eligible plans in chapter 1 of Publication 590. File 2005 taxes online free Nonspouse beneficiary. File 2005 taxes online free   A nonspouse beneficiary may make a direct rollover of a distribution from a 403(b) plan of a deceased participant if the rollover is a direct transfer to an inherited IRA established to receive the distribution. File 2005 taxes online free If the rollover is a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer to an IRA established to receive the distribution: The transfer will be treated as an eligible rollover distribution. File 2005 taxes online free The IRA will be considered an inherited account. File 2005 taxes online free The required minimum distribution rules that apply in instances where the participant dies before the entire interest is distributed will apply to the transferred IRA. File 2005 taxes online free    For more information on IRAs, see Publication 590. File 2005 taxes online free Frozen deposits. File 2005 taxes online free   The 60-day period usually allowed for completing a rollover is extended for any time that the amount distributed is a frozen deposit in a financial institution. File 2005 taxes online free The 60-day period cannot end earlier than 10 days after the deposit ceases to be a frozen deposit. File 2005 taxes online free   A frozen deposit is any deposit that on any day during the 60-day period cannot be withdrawn because: The financial institution is bankrupt or insolvent, or The state where the institution is located has placed limits on withdrawals because one or more banks in the state are (or are about to be) bankrupt or insolvent. File 2005 taxes online free Gift Tax If, by choosing or not choosing an election, or option, you provide an annuity for your beneficiary at or after your death, you may have made a taxable gift equal to the value of the annuity. File 2005 taxes online free Joint and survivor annuity. File 2005 taxes online free   If the gift is an interest in a joint and survivor annuity where only you and your spouse have the right to receive payments, the gift will generally be treated as qualifying for the unlimited marital deduction. File 2005 taxes online free More information. 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