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File 2008 taxes online 1. File 2008 taxes online   Tax Withholding for 2014 Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Salaries and WagesDetermining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld Rules Your Employer Must Follow Exemption From Withholding Supplemental Wages Penalties Tips Taxable Fringe BenefitsSpecial rule. File 2008 taxes online Exceptions. File 2008 taxes online Sick Pay Pensions and AnnuitiesPeriodic Payments Nonperiodic Payments Eligible Rollover Distributions Choosing Not To Have Income Tax Withheld Gambling WinningsException. File 2008 taxes online Identical wagers. File 2008 taxes online Unemployment Compensation Federal Payments Backup WithholdingTaxpayer identification number. File 2008 taxes online Underreported interest or dividends. File 2008 taxes online Introduction This chapter discusses income tax withholding on: Salaries and wages, Tips, Taxable fringe benefits, Sick pay, Pensions and annuities, Gambling winnings, Unemployment compensation, and Certain federal payments. File 2008 taxes online This chapter explains in detail the rules for withholding tax from each of these types of income. File 2008 taxes online The discussion of salaries and wages includes an explanation of how to complete Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online This chapter also covers backup withholding on interest, dividends, and other payments. File 2008 taxes online Useful Items - You may want to see: Form (and Instructions) W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate W-4P Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments W-4S Request for Federal Income Tax Withholding From Sick Pay W-4V Voluntary Withholding Request See chapter 5 of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms. File 2008 taxes online Salaries and Wages Income tax is withheld from the pay of most employees. File 2008 taxes online Your pay includes your regular pay, bonuses, commissions, and vacation allowances. File 2008 taxes online It also includes reimbursements and other expense allowances paid under a nonaccountable plan. File 2008 taxes online See Supplemental Wages , later, for definitions of accountable and nonaccountable plans. File 2008 taxes online If your income is low enough that you will not have to pay income tax for the year, you may be exempt from withholding. File 2008 taxes online This is explained under Exemption From Withholding , later. File 2008 taxes online You can ask your employer to withhold income tax from noncash wages and other wages not subject to withholding. File 2008 taxes online If your employer does not agree to withhold tax, or if not enough is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. File 2008 taxes online Military retirees. File 2008 taxes online   Military retirement pay is treated in the same manner as regular pay for income tax withholding purposes, even though it is treated as a pension or annuity for other tax purposes. File 2008 taxes online Household workers. File 2008 taxes online   If you are a household worker, you can ask your employer to withhold income tax from your pay. File 2008 taxes online A household worker is an employee who performs household work in a private home, local college club, or local fraternity or sorority chapter. File 2008 taxes online   Tax is withheld only if you want it withheld and your employer agrees to withhold it. File 2008 taxes online If you do not have enough income tax withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. File 2008 taxes online Farmworkers. File 2008 taxes online   Generally, income tax is withheld from your cash wages for work on a farm unless your employer both: Pays you cash wages of less than $150 during the year, and Has expenditures for agricultural labor totaling less than $2,500 during the year. File 2008 taxes online Differential wage payments. File 2008 taxes online   When employees are on leave from employment for military duty, some employers make up the difference between the military pay and civilian pay. File 2008 taxes online Payments to an employee who is on active duty for a period of more than 30 days will be subject to income tax withholding, but not subject to social security or Medicare taxes. File 2008 taxes online The wages and withholding will be reported on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. File 2008 taxes online Determining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 The amount of income tax your employer withholds from your regular pay depends on two things. File 2008 taxes online The amount you earn in each payroll period. File 2008 taxes online The information you give your employer on Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online Form W-4 includes four types of information that your employer will use to figure your withholding. File 2008 taxes online Whether to withhold at the single rate or at the lower married rate. File 2008 taxes online How many withholding allowances you claim (each allowance reduces the amount withheld). File 2008 taxes online Whether you want an additional amount withheld. File 2008 taxes online Whether you are claiming an exemption from withholding in 2014. File 2008 taxes online See Exemption From Withholding , later. File 2008 taxes online Note. File 2008 taxes online You must specify a filing status and a number of withholding allowances on Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online You cannot specify only a dollar amount of withholding. File 2008 taxes online New Job When you start a new job, you must fill out a Form W-4 and give it to your employer. File 2008 taxes online Your employer should have copies of the form. File 2008 taxes online If you need to change the information later, you must fill out a new form. File 2008 taxes online If you work only part of the year (for example, you start working after the beginning of the year), too much tax may be withheld. File 2008 taxes online You may be able to avoid overwithholding if your employer agrees to use the part-year method. File 2008 taxes online See Part-Year Method , later, for more information. File 2008 taxes online Employee also receiving pension income. File 2008 taxes online   If you receive pension or annuity income and begin a new job, you will need to file Form W-4 with your new employer. File 2008 taxes online However, you can choose to split your withholding allowances between your pension and job in any manner. File 2008 taxes online Changing Your Withholding During the year changes may occur to your marital status, exemptions, adjustments, deductions, or credits you expect to claim on your tax return. File 2008 taxes online When this happens, you may need to give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding status or number of allowances. File 2008 taxes online If the changes reduce the number of allowances you are allowed to claim or changes your marital status from married to single, you must give your employer a new Form W-4 within 10 days. File 2008 taxes online See Marital Status (Line 3 of Form W-4) and Withholding Allowances (Line 5 of Form W-4) , later. File 2008 taxes online Generally, you can submit a new Form W-4 whenever you wish to change your withholding allowances for any other reason. File 2008 taxes online See Table 1-1 for examples of personal and financial changes you should consider. File 2008 taxes online Table 1-1. File 2008 taxes online Personal and Financial Changes Factor Examples Lifestyle change Marriage Divorce Birth or adoption of child Loss of an exemption Purchase of a new home Retirement Filing chapter 11 bankruptcy Wage income You or your spouse start or stop working, or start or stop a second job Change in the amount of taxable income not subject to withholding Interest income Dividends Capital gains Self-employment income IRA (including certain Roth  IRA) distributions Change in the amount of adjustments to income IRA deduction Student loan interest deduction Alimony expense Change in the amount of itemized deductions or tax credits Medical expenses Taxes Interest expense Gifts to charity Job expenses Dependent care expenses Education credit Child tax credit Earned income credit If you change the number of your withholding allowances, you can request that your employer withhold using the Cumulative Wage Method , explained later. File 2008 taxes online Checking Your Withholding After you have given your employer a Form W-4, you can check to see whether the amount of tax withheld from your pay is too much or too little. File 2008 taxes online If too much or too little tax is being withheld, you should give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding. File 2008 taxes online You can get a blank Form W-4 from your employer or print the form from IRS. File 2008 taxes online gov. File 2008 taxes online You should try to have your withholding match your actual tax liability. File 2008 taxes online If not enough tax is withheld, you will owe tax at the end of the year and may have to pay interest and a penalty. File 2008 taxes online If too much tax is withheld, you will lose the use of that money until you get your refund. File 2008 taxes online Always check your withholding if there are personal or financial changes in your life or changes in the law that might change your tax liability. File 2008 taxes online See Table 1-1 for examples. File 2008 taxes online Note. File 2008 taxes online You cannot give your employer a payment to cover federal income tax withholding on salaries and wages for past pay periods or a payment for estimated tax. File 2008 taxes online When Should You Check Your Withholding? The earlier in the year you check your withholding, the easier it is to get the right amount of tax withheld. File 2008 taxes online You should check your withholding when any of the following situations occur. File 2008 taxes online You receive a paycheck stub (statement) covering a full pay period in 2014, showing tax withheld based on 2014 tax rates. File 2008 taxes online You prepare your 2013 tax return and get a: Big refund, or Balance due that is: More than you can comfortably pay, or Subject to a penalty. File 2008 taxes online There are changes in your life or financial situation that affect your tax liability. File 2008 taxes online See Table 1-1. File 2008 taxes online There are changes in the tax law that affect your tax liability. File 2008 taxes online How Do You Check Your Withholding? You can use the worksheets and tables in this publication to see if you are having the right amount of tax withheld. File 2008 taxes online You can also use the IRS Withholding calculator at www. File 2008 taxes online irs. File 2008 taxes online gov/individuals. File 2008 taxes online If you use the worksheets and tables in this publication, follow these steps. File 2008 taxes online Fill out Worksheet 1-5 to project your total federal income tax liability for 2014. File 2008 taxes online Fill out Worksheet 1-7 to project your total federal withholding for 2014 and compare that with your projected tax liability from Worksheet 1-5. File 2008 taxes online If you are not having enough tax withheld, line 6 of Worksheet 1-7 will show you how much more to have withheld each payday. File 2008 taxes online For ways to increase the amount of tax withheld, see How Do You Increase Your Withholding? If line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that you are having more tax withheld than necessary, see How Do You Decrease Your Withholding, for ways to decrease the amount of tax you have withheld each payday. File 2008 taxes online How Do You Increase Your Withholding? There are two ways to increase your withholding. File 2008 taxes online You can: Decrease the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4, or Enter an additional amount that you want withheld from each paycheck on Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online Requesting an additional amount withheld. File 2008 taxes online   You can request that an additional amount be withheld from each paycheck by following these steps. File 2008 taxes online Complete Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7. 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File 2008 taxes online Early in 2014, Steve Miller used Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7 to project his 2014 tax liability ($4,316) and his withholding for the year ($3,516). File 2008 taxes online Steve's tax will be underwithheld by $800 ($4,316 − $3,516). File 2008 taxes online His choices are to pay this amount when he files his 2014 tax return, make estimated tax payments, or increase his withholding now. File 2008 taxes online Steve gets a new Form W-4 from his employer, who tells him that there are 50 paydays remaining in 2014. File 2008 taxes online Steve completes the new Form W-4 as before, entering the same number of withholding allowances as before, but, in addition, entering $16 ($800 ÷ 50) on the form as the additional amount to be withheld from his pay each payday. File 2008 taxes online He gives the completed form to his employer. File 2008 taxes online What if I have more than one job or my spouse also has a job?   You are more likely to need to increase your withholding if you have more than one job or if you are married filing jointly and your spouse also works. File 2008 taxes online If this is the case, you can increase your withholding for one or more of the jobs. File 2008 taxes online   You can apply the amount on Worksheet 1-7, line 5, to only one job or divide it between the jobs any way you wish. File 2008 taxes online For each job, determine the extra amount that you want to apply to that job and divide that amount by the number of paydays remaining in 2014 for that job. File 2008 taxes online This will give you the additional amount to enter on the Form W-4 you will file for that job. File 2008 taxes online You need to give your employer a new Form W-4 for each job for which you are changing your withholding. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online Meg Green works in a store and earns $46,000 a year. File 2008 taxes online Her husband, John, works full-time in manufacturing and earns $68,000 a year. File 2008 taxes online In 2014, they will also have $184 in taxable interest and $1,000 of other taxable income. File 2008 taxes online They expect to file a joint income tax return. File 2008 taxes online Meg and John complete Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7. File 2008 taxes online Line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that they will owe an additional $4,459 after subtracting their withholding for the year. File 2008 taxes online They can divide the $4,459 any way they want. File 2008 taxes online They can enter an additional amount on either of their Forms W-4, or divide it between them. File 2008 taxes online They decide to have the additional amount withheld from John's wages, so they enter $91 ($4,459 ÷ 49 remaining paydays) on his Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online Both claim the same number of allowances as before. File 2008 taxes online How Do You Decrease Your Withholding? If your completed Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7 show that you may have more tax withheld than your projected tax liability for 2014, you may be able to decrease your withholding. File 2008 taxes online There are two ways to do this. File 2008 taxes online You can: Decrease any additional amount you are having withheld, or Increase the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online You can claim only the number of allowances to which you are entitled. File 2008 taxes online To see if you can decrease your withholding by increasing your allowances, see the Form W-4 instructions and the rest of this publication. File 2008 taxes online Increasing the number of allowances. File 2008 taxes online   Figure and increase the number of withholding allowances you can claim as follows. File 2008 taxes online On a new Form W-4, complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online If you plan to itemize deductions, claim adjustments to income, or claim tax credits, complete a new Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online If you plan to claim tax credits, see Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances, later. File 2008 taxes online If you meet the criteria on line H of the Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet, complete a new Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online If the number of allowances you can claim on Form W-4, is different from the number you already are claiming, give the newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. File 2008 taxes online Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances Table 1-2 , later, shows many of the tax credits you may be able to use to decrease your withholding. File 2008 taxes online The Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet provides only rough adjustments for the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit. File 2008 taxes online Complete Worksheet 1-8 to figure these credits more accurately and also take other credits into account. File 2008 taxes online Include the amount from line 12 of Worksheet 1-8 in the total on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online Then complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and the rest of Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online If you take the child tax credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line G of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online Brett and Alyssa Davis are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. File 2008 taxes online Their expected taxable income from all sources is $68,000. File 2008 taxes online They expect to have $15,900 of itemized deductions. File 2008 taxes online Their projected tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and an adoption credit of $1,500. File 2008 taxes online The Davis' complete Worksheet 1-8, as follows, to see whether they can convert their tax credits into additional withholding allowances. File 2008 taxes online Line 1, expected child and dependent care credit—$960. File 2008 taxes online Line 9, expected adoption credit—$1,500. File 2008 taxes online Line 10, total estimated tax credits—$2,460. File 2008 taxes online Line 11. File 2008 taxes online Their combined total income from all sources, $68,000, falls between $42,001 and $98,000 on the table for married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er). File 2008 taxes online The number to the right of this range is 6. File 2008 taxes online 7. File 2008 taxes online Line 12, multiply line 10 by line 11—$16,482. File 2008 taxes online Then the Davis' complete the Form W-4 worksheets. File 2008 taxes online Because they choose to account for their child and dependent care credit on the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, they enter -0- on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet and figure a new total for line H. File 2008 taxes online They take the result on line 12 of Worksheet 1-8, add it to their other adjustments on line 5 of the Form W-4 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, and complete the Form W-4 worksheets. File 2008 taxes online When Will Your New Form W-4 Go Into Effect? If the change is for the current year, your employer must put your new Form W-4 into effect no later than the start of the first payroll period ending on or after the 30th day after the day on which you give your employer your revised Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online If the change is for next year, your new Form W-4 will not take effect until next year. File 2008 taxes online Retirees Returning to the Workforce When you first began receiving your pension, you told the payer how much tax to withhold, if any, by completing Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments (or similar form). File 2008 taxes online However, if your retirement pay is from the military or certain deferred compensation plans, you completed Form W-4 instead of Form W-4P. File 2008 taxes online You completed either form based on your projected income at that time. File 2008 taxes online Now that you are returning to the workforce, your new Form W-4 (given to your employer) and your Form W-4 or W-4P (on file with your pension plan) must work together to determine the correct amount of withholding for your new amount of income. File 2008 taxes online The worksheets that come with Forms W-4 and W-4P are basically the same, so you can use either set of worksheets to figure out how many withholding allowances you are entitled to claim. File 2008 taxes online Start off with the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online Then, if you will be itemizing your deductions, claiming adjustments to income, or claiming tax credits when you file your tax return, complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online The third worksheet is the most important for this situation. File 2008 taxes online Form W-4 calls it the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, Form W-4P calls it the Multiple Pensions/More-Than-One-Income Worksheet—both are the same. File 2008 taxes online If you have more than one source of income, in order to have enough withholding to cover the tax on your higher income, you may need to claim fewer withholding allowances or request your employer to withhold an additional amount from each paycheck. File 2008 taxes online Once you have figured out how many allowances you are entitled to claim, look at the income from both your pension and your new job, and how often you receive payments. File 2008 taxes online It is your decision how to divide up your withholding allowances between these sources of income. File 2008 taxes online For example, you may want to “take home” most of your weekly paycheck to use as spending money and use your monthly pension to “pay the bills. File 2008 taxes online ” In that case, change your Form W-4P to zero allowances and claim all that you are entitled to on your Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online There are a couple of ways you can get a better idea of how much tax will be withheld when claiming a certain number of allowances. File 2008 taxes online Use the withholding tables in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. File 2008 taxes online Contact your pension provider and your employer's payroll department. File 2008 taxes online And remember, this is not a final decision. File 2008 taxes online If you do not get the correct amount of withholding with the first Forms W-4 and W-4P you submit, you should refigure your allowances (or divide them differently) using the information and worksheets in this publication, or the resources mentioned above. File 2008 taxes online You should go through this same process each time your life situation changes, whether it be for personal or financial reasons. File 2008 taxes online You may need more tax withheld, or you may need less. File 2008 taxes online Table 1-2. File 2008 taxes online Tax Credits for 2014 For more information about the . File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online See . File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online Adoption credit Form 8839 instructions Child and dependent care expenses, credit for Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses Child tax credit (including the additional child tax credit) Instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A Earned income credit Publication 596, Earned Income Credit Education credits Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education Elderly or the disabled, credit for the Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled Foreign tax credit (except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country) Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals General business credit Form 3800, General Business Credit Mortgage interest credit Publication 530, Tax Information for First-Time Homeowners Qualified electric vehicle passive activity credit Form 8834 Prior year minimum tax, credit for (if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year) Form 8801 instructions Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit) Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Tax credit bonds, credit to holders of Form 8912 instructions Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets When reading the following discussion, you may find it helpful to refer to Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online Marital Status There is a lower withholding rate for people who qualify to check the “Married” box on line 3 of Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online Everyone else must have tax withheld at the higher single rate. File 2008 taxes online Single. File 2008 taxes online   You must check the “Single” box if any of the following applies. File 2008 taxes online You are single. File 2008 taxes online If you are divorced, or separated from your spouse under a court decree of separate maintenance, you are considered single. File 2008 taxes online You are married, but neither you nor your spouse is a citizen or resident of the United States. File 2008 taxes online You are married, either you or your spouse is a nonresident alien, and you have not chosen to have that person treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. File 2008 taxes online For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. File 2008 taxes online Married. File 2008 taxes online   You qualify to check the “Married” box if any of the following applies. 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File 2008 taxes online Alternative method of figuring withholding allowances. File 2008 taxes online   You do not have to use the Form W-4 worksheets if you use a more accurate method of figuring the number of withholding allowances. File 2008 taxes online   The method you use must be based on withholding schedules, the tax rate schedules, and the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet in chapter 2. File 2008 taxes online It must take into account only the items of income, adjustments to income, deductions, and tax credits that are taken into account on Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online   You can use the number of withholding allowances determined under an alternative method rather than the number determined using the Form W-4 worksheets. File 2008 taxes online You still must give your employer a Form W-4 claiming your withholding allowances. File 2008 taxes online Employees who are not citizens or residents. File 2008 taxes online   If you are neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States, you usually can claim only one withholding allowance. File 2008 taxes online However, this rule does not apply if you are a resident of Canada or Mexico, or if you are a U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online national. File 2008 taxes online It also does not apply if your spouse is a U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online citizen or resident and you have chosen to be treated as a resident of the United States for tax purposes. File 2008 taxes online Special rules apply to residents of South Korea and India. File 2008 taxes online For more information, see Withholding From Compensation in chapter 8 of Publication 519. File 2008 taxes online Personal Allowances Worksheet Use the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of Form W-4 to figure your withholding allowances based on all of the following that apply. File 2008 taxes online Exemptions. File 2008 taxes online Only one job. File 2008 taxes online Head of household filing status. File 2008 taxes online Child and dependent care credit. File 2008 taxes online Child tax credit. File 2008 taxes online Exemptions (worksheet lines A, C, and D). File 2008 taxes online   You can claim one withholding allowance for each exemption you expect to claim on your tax return. File 2008 taxes online Self. File 2008 taxes online   You can claim an allowance for your exemption on line A unless another person can claim an exemption for you on his or her tax return. File 2008 taxes online If another person is entitled to claim an exemption for you, you cannot claim an allowance for your exemption even if the other person will not claim your exemption. File 2008 taxes online Spouse. File 2008 taxes online   You can claim an allowance for your spouse's exemption on line C unless your spouse is claiming his or her own exemption or another person can claim an exemption for your spouse. File 2008 taxes online Do not claim this allowance if you and your spouse expect to file separate returns. File 2008 taxes online Dependents. File 2008 taxes online   You can claim one allowance on line D for each exemption you will claim for a dependent on your tax return. File 2008 taxes online Only one job (worksheet line B). File 2008 taxes online    You can claim an additional withholding allowance if any of the following apply for 2014. File 2008 taxes online You are single and you have only one job at a time. File 2008 taxes online You are married, you have only one job at a time, and your spouse does not work. File 2008 taxes online Your wages from a second job or your spouse's wages (or the total of both) are $1,500 or less. File 2008 taxes online If you qualify for this allowance, enter “1” on line B of the worksheet. File 2008 taxes online Head of household filing status (worksheet line E). File 2008 taxes online   Generally, you can file as head of household if you are unmarried and pay more than half the cost of keeping up a home that: Was the main home for all of 2014 of your parent whom you can claim as a dependent, or You lived in for more than half the year with your qualifying child or any other person you can claim as a dependent. File 2008 taxes online For more information, see Publication 501. File 2008 taxes online   If you expect to file as head of household on your 2014 tax return, enter “1” on line E of the worksheet. File 2008 taxes online Reduction of personal allowances. File 2008 taxes online   For 2014, your deduction for personal exemptions on your tax return is reduced if your adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the AGI shown next for your filing status. File 2008 taxes online Personal Allowance Phaseout Threshold Single $254,200 Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $305,050 Married filing separately $152,525 Head of household $279,650   If you expect your AGI to be more than the amount listed, use Worksheet 1-1 to figure your reduced number of personal allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online Worksheet 1-1. File 2008 taxes online Personal Allowances Worksheet (Form W-4) Reduction of Personal Allowances if AGI Above Phaseout Threshold 1. File 2008 taxes online Enter the total amount of allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowance Worksheet without regard to the phaseout rule 1. File 2008 taxes online   2. File 2008 taxes online Enter your expected AGI 2. File 2008 taxes online       3. File 2008 taxes online Enter $254,200 if single $305,050 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $152,525 if married filing separately $279,650 if head of household 3. File 2008 taxes online       4. File 2008 taxes online Subtract line 3 from line 2 4. File 2008 taxes online       5. File 2008 taxes online Divide line 4 by $125,000 ($62,500 if married filing separately). File 2008 taxes online Enter the result as a decimal 5. File 2008 taxes online   6. File 2008 taxes online Multiply line 1 by line 5. File 2008 taxes online If the result is not a whole number, increase it to the next higher whole number 6. File 2008 taxes online   7. File 2008 taxes online Subtract line 6 from line 1. File 2008 taxes online The total of the numbers you enter on A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet can not be more than this amount 7. File 2008 taxes online     Child and dependent care credit (worksheet line F). File 2008 taxes online   Enter “1” on line F if you expect to claim a credit for at least $2,000 of qualifying child or dependent care expenses on your 2014 return. File 2008 taxes online Generally, qualifying expenses are those you pay for the care of your dependent who is your qualifying child under age 13 or for your spouse or dependent who is not able to care for himself or herself so that you can work or look for work. File 2008 taxes online For more information, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. File 2008 taxes online   Instead of using line F, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. File 2008 taxes online Child tax credit (worksheet line G). File 2008 taxes online   If your total income will be less than $65,000 ($95,000 if married), enter “2” on line G for each eligible child. File 2008 taxes online Subtract “1” from that amount if you have three to six eligible children. File 2008 taxes online Subtract “2” from that amount if you have seven or more eligible children. File 2008 taxes online   If your total income will be between $65,000 and $84,000 ($95,000 and $119,000 if married), enter “1” on line G for each eligible child. File 2008 taxes online   An eligible child is any child: Who is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Who will be under age 17 at the end of 2014, Who is younger than you (or your spouse if filing jointly) or permanently and totally disabled, Who will not provide over half of his or her own support for 2014, Who will not file a joint return, unless the return is filed only as a claim for refund, Who will live with you for more than half of 2014, Who is a U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online citizen, U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online national, or U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online resident alien, and Who will be claimed as a dependent on your return. File 2008 taxes online If you are a U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online citizen or U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household, that child meets the citizenship test. File 2008 taxes online   Also, if any other person can claim the child as an eligible child, see Qualifying child of more than one person in the 2013 instructions for Form 1040 or 1040A, line 6c. File 2008 taxes online   For more information about the child tax credit, see the instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A. File 2008 taxes online   Instead of using line G, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. File 2008 taxes online Total personal allowances (worksheet line H). File 2008 taxes online    Add lines A through G and enter the total on line H. File 2008 taxes online If you do not use either of the worksheets on the back of Form W-4, enter the number from line H on line 5 of Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet Use the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you plan to itemize your deductions, claim certain credits, or claim adjustments to the income on your 2014 tax return and you want to reduce your withholding. File 2008 taxes online Also, complete this worksheet when you have changes to those items to see if you need to change your withholding. File 2008 taxes online Use the amount of each item you reasonably can expect to show on your return. File 2008 taxes online However, do not use more than: The amount shown for that item on your 2013 return (or your 2012 return if you have not yet filed your 2013 return), plus Any additional amount related to a transaction or occurrence (such as payments already made, the signing of an agreement, or the sale of property) that you can prove has happened or will happen during 2013 or 2014. File 2008 taxes online Do not include any amount shown on your last tax return that has been disallowed by the IRS. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online On June 30, 2013, you bought your first home. File 2008 taxes online On your 2013 tax return, you claimed itemized deductions of $6,600, the total mortgage interest and real estate tax you paid during the 6 months you owned your home. File 2008 taxes online Based on your mortgage payment schedule and your real estate tax assessment, you reasonably can expect to claim deductions of $13,200 for those items on your 2014 return. File 2008 taxes online You can use $13,200 to figure the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions. File 2008 taxes online Not itemizing deductions. File 2008 taxes online   If you expect to claim the standard deduction on your tax return, skip lines 1 and 2, and enter “0” on line 3 of the worksheet. File 2008 taxes online Itemized deductions (worksheet line 1). File 2008 taxes online   Enter your estimated total itemized deductions on line 1 of the worksheet. File 2008 taxes online   Listed below are some of the deductions you can take into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. File 2008 taxes online You normally claim these deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040. File 2008 taxes online Medical and dental expenses that are more than 10% (7. File 2008 taxes online 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1950) of your 2014 AGI (defined under AGI , later). File 2008 taxes online State and local income or property taxes. File 2008 taxes online Deductible home mortgage interest. File 2008 taxes online Investment interest up to net investment income. File 2008 taxes online Charitable contributions. File 2008 taxes online Casualty and theft losses that are more than $100 and 10% of your AGI. File 2008 taxes online Fully deductible miscellaneous itemized deductions, including: Impairment-related work expenses of persons with disabilities, Federal estate tax on income in respect of a decedent, Repayment of more than $3,000 of income held under a claim of right that you included in income in an earlier year because at the time you thought you had an unrestricted right to it, Unrecovered investments in an annuity contract under which payments have ceased because of the annuitant's death, Gambling losses up to the amount of gambling winnings reported on your return, and Casualty and theft losses from  income-producing property. File 2008 taxes online Other miscellaneous itemized deductions that are more than 2% of your AGI, including: Unreimbursed employee business expenses, such as education expenses, work clothes and uniforms, union dues and fees, and the cost of work-related small tools and supplies, Safe deposit box rental, Tax counsel and assistance, and Certain fees paid to an IRA trustee or custodian. File 2008 taxes online AGI. File 2008 taxes online   For the purpose of estimating your itemized deductions, your AGI is your estimated total income for 2014 minus any estimated adjustments to income (discussed later) that you include on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online Phaseout of itemized deductions. File 2008 taxes online   For 2014, your total itemized deductions may be phased out (reduced) if your AGI is more than the following thresholds. File 2008 taxes online    Itemized Deduction Phaseout Threshold Single $254,200 Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $305,050 Married filing separately $152,525 Head of household $279,650   If you expect your AGI to be more than the amount listed, use Worksheet 1–2 to figure your reduction in itemized deductions. File 2008 taxes online Worksheet 1-2. File 2008 taxes online Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 1 Phaseout of Itemized Deductions 1. File 2008 taxes online Enter the estimated total of your itemized deductions 1. File 2008 taxes online   2. File 2008 taxes online Enter the amount included in line 1 for medical and dental expenses, investment interest, casualty or theft losses, and gambling losses 2. File 2008 taxes online   3. File 2008 taxes online Is the amount on line 2 less than the amount on line 1? ❑ No. File 2008 taxes online Stop here. File 2008 taxes online Your deduction is not limited. File 2008 taxes online Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online  ❑ Yes. File 2008 taxes online Subtract line 2 from line 1. File 2008 taxes online 3. File 2008 taxes online       4. File 2008 taxes online Multiply line 3 by 80% (. File 2008 taxes online 80) 4. File 2008 taxes online       5. File 2008 taxes online Enter your expected AGI 5. File 2008 taxes online       6. File 2008 taxes online Enter $305,050 If married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), $279,650 if head of household, $254,200 if single, or $152,525 if married filing separately 6. File 2008 taxes online   7. File 2008 taxes online Is the amount on line 6 less than the amount on line 5? ❑ No. File 2008 taxes online Stop here. File 2008 taxes online Your deduction is not limited. File 2008 taxes online Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online  ❑ Yes. File 2008 taxes online Subtract line 6 from line 5. File 2008 taxes online 7. File 2008 taxes online       8. File 2008 taxes online Multiply line 7 by 3% (. File 2008 taxes online 03) 8. File 2008 taxes online       9. File 2008 taxes online Enter the smaller of line 4 or line 8 9. File 2008 taxes online     10. File 2008 taxes online Subtract line 9 from line 1. File 2008 taxes online Enter the result here and on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet 10. File 2008 taxes online     Adjustments to income (worksheet line 4). File 2008 taxes online   Enter your estimated total adjustments to income on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online   You can take the following adjustments to income into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. File 2008 taxes online These adjustments appear on page 1 of your Form 1040 or 1040A. File 2008 taxes online Net losses from Schedules C, D, E, and F of Form 1040 and from Part II of Form 4797, line 18b. File 2008 taxes online Net operating loss carryovers. File 2008 taxes online Certain business expenses of reservists, performing artists, and fee-based government officials. File 2008 taxes online Health savings account or medical savings account deduction. File 2008 taxes online Certain moving expenses. File 2008 taxes online Deduction for self-employment tax. File 2008 taxes online Deduction for contributions to self-employed SEP, and qualified SIMPLE plans. File 2008 taxes online Self-employed health insurance deduction. File 2008 taxes online Penalty on early withdrawal of savings. File 2008 taxes online Alimony paid. File 2008 taxes online IRA deduction. File 2008 taxes online Student loan interest deduction. File 2008 taxes online Jury duty pay given to your employer. File 2008 taxes online Reforestation amortization and expenses. File 2008 taxes online Deductible expenses related to income reported on line 21 from the rental of personal property engaged in for profit. File 2008 taxes online Repayment of certain supplemental unemployment benefits. File 2008 taxes online Contributions to IRC 501(c)(18)(D) pension plans. File 2008 taxes online Contributions by certain chaplains to IRC 403(b) plans. File 2008 taxes online Attorney fees and court costs for certain unlawful discrimination claims. File 2008 taxes online Attorney fees and court costs for certain whistleblower awards. File 2008 taxes online Estimated amount of decrease in tax attributable to income averaging using Schedule J (Form 1040). File 2008 taxes online Tax credits (worksheet line 5). File 2008 taxes online   Although you can take most tax credits into account when figuring withholding allowances, the Personal Allowances Worksheet uses only the child and dependent care credit (line F) and the child tax credit (line G). File 2008 taxes online But you can take these credits and others into account by adding an extra amount on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online   If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on line 5, do not use line F. File 2008 taxes online If you take the child tax credit into account on line 5, do not use line G. File 2008 taxes online   In addition to the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit, you can generally take into account the following credits. File 2008 taxes online See the individual tax form instructions for more details. File 2008 taxes online Foreign tax credit, except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country. File 2008 taxes online See Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. File 2008 taxes online Credit for the elderly or the disabled. File 2008 taxes online See Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. File 2008 taxes online Education credits. File 2008 taxes online See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. File 2008 taxes online Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit). File 2008 taxes online See Publication 590. File 2008 taxes online Mortgage interest credit. File 2008 taxes online See Publication 530, Tax Information for Homeowners. File 2008 taxes online Adoption credit. File 2008 taxes online See the Instructions for Form 8839. File 2008 taxes online Credit for nonrefundable portion of prior year minimum tax if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year. File 2008 taxes online See the Instructions for Form 8801. File 2008 taxes online General business credit. File 2008 taxes online See the Instructions for Form 3800. File 2008 taxes online Earned income credit. File 2008 taxes online See Publication 596. File 2008 taxes online Figuring line 5 entry. File 2008 taxes online   To figure the amount to add on line 5 for tax credits, multiply your estimated total credits by the appropriate number from Table 1-3 . File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online You are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. File 2008 taxes online Your combined estimated wages are $68,000. File 2008 taxes online Your estimated tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and a mortgage interest credit of $1,700 (total credits = $2,660). File 2008 taxes online In Table 1-3, the number corresponding to your combined estimated wages ($42,001 – $98,000) is 6. File 2008 taxes online 7. File 2008 taxes online Multiply your total estimated tax credits of $2,660 by 6. File 2008 taxes online 7. File 2008 taxes online Add the result, $17,822, to the amount you otherwise would show on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and enter the total on line 5. File 2008 taxes online Because you choose to account for your child and dependent care credit this way, do not make an entry on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2008 taxes online Nonwage income (worksheet line 6). File 2008 taxes online   Enter on line 6 your estimated total nonwage income (other than tax-exempt income). File 2008 taxes online Nonwage income includes interest, dividends, net rental income, unemployment compensation, alimony, gambling winnings, prizes and awards, hobby income, capital gains, royalties, and partnership income. File 2008 taxes online   If line 6 is more than line 5, you may not have enough income tax withheld from your wages. File 2008 taxes online See Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld , later. File 2008 taxes online Net deductions and adjustments (worksheet line 8). File 2008 taxes online    If line 7 is less than $3,950, enter “0” on line 8. File 2008 taxes online If line 7 is $3,950 or more, divide it by $3,950, drop any fraction, and enter the result on line 8. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online If line 7 is $5,200, $5,200 ÷ $3,950 = 1. File 2008 taxes online 32. File 2008 taxes online Drop the fraction (. File 2008 taxes online 32) and enter “1” on line 8. File 2008 taxes online Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet Complete the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you have more than one job or are married and you and your spouse both work and the combined earnings from all jobs are more than $50,000 ($20,000 if married). File 2008 taxes online Reducing your allowances (worksheet lines 1-3). File 2008 taxes online   On line 1 of the worksheet, enter the number from line H of the Personal Allowances Worksheet (or line 10 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, if used). File 2008 taxes online Using Table 1 in the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, find the number listed beside the amount of your estimated wages for the year from your lowest paying job (or if lower and you are filing jointly, your spouse's job). File 2008 taxes online Enter that number on line 2. File 2008 taxes online However, if you are married filing jointly and estimated wages from the highest paying job are $65,000 or less, do not enter more than “3. File 2008 taxes online ”    Table 1-3. File 2008 taxes online Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 5 a. File 2008 taxes online  Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er) If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 42,000 10. File 2008 taxes online 0 $42,001 – 98,000 6. File 2008 taxes online 7 $98,001 – 180,000 4. File 2008 taxes online 0 $180,001 – 270,000 3. File 2008 taxes online 6 $270,001 – 440,000 3. File 2008 taxes online 0 $440,001 – 490,000. File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online 2. File 2008 taxes online 9 $490,001 and over 2. File 2008 taxes online 5 b. File 2008 taxes online  Single If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 19,000 10. File 2008 taxes online 0 $19,001 – 47,000 6. File 2008 taxes online 7 $47,001 – 104,000 4. File 2008 taxes online 0 $104,001 – 205,000 3. File 2008 taxes online 6 $205,001 – 430,000 3. File 2008 taxes online 0 $430,001 and over 2. File 2008 taxes online 5 c. File 2008 taxes online  Head of Household If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 30,000 10. File 2008 taxes online 0 $30,001 – 66,000 6. File 2008 taxes online 7 $66,001 – 150,000 4. File 2008 taxes online 0 $150,001 – 235,000 3. File 2008 taxes online 6 $235,001 – 430,000 3. File 2008 taxes online 0 $430,001 – 460,000 2. File 2008 taxes online 9 $460,001 and over 2. File 2008 taxes online 5 d. File 2008 taxes online  Married Filing Separately   If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 21,000 10. File 2008 taxes online 0 $21,001 – 49,000 6. File 2008 taxes online 7 $49,001 – 90,000 4. File 2008 taxes online 0 $90,001 – 135,000 3. File 2008 taxes online 6 $135,001 – 220,000 3. File 2008 taxes online 0 $220,001 – 245,000 2. File 2008 taxes online 9 $245,001 and over 2. File 2008 taxes online 5   Subtract line 2 from line 1 and enter the result (but not less than zero) on line 3 and on Form W-4, line 5. File 2008 taxes online If line 1 is more than or equal to line 2, do not use the rest of the worksheet. File 2008 taxes online   If line 1 is less than line 2, enter “0” on Form W-4, line 5. File 2008 taxes online Then complete lines 4 through 9 of the worksheet to figure the additional withholding needed to avoid underwithholding. File 2008 taxes online Other amounts owed. File 2008 taxes online   If you expect to owe amounts other than income tax, such as self-employment tax, include them on line 8. File 2008 taxes online The total is the additional withholding needed for the year. File 2008 taxes online Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld In most situations, the tax withheld from your pay will be close to the tax you figure on your return if you follow these two rules. File 2008 taxes online You accurately complete all the Form W-4 worksheets that apply to you. File 2008 taxes online You give your employer a new Form W-4 when changes occur. File 2008 taxes online But because the worksheets and withholding methods do not account for all possible situations, you may not be getting the right amount withheld. File 2008 taxes online This is most likely to happen in the following situations. File 2008 taxes online You are married and both you and your spouse work. File 2008 taxes online You have more than one job at a time. File 2008 taxes online You have nonwage income, such as interest, dividends, alimony, unemployment compensation, or self-employment income. File 2008 taxes online You will owe additional amounts with your return, such as self-employment tax. File 2008 taxes online Your withholding is based on obsolete Form W-4 information for a substantial part of the year. File 2008 taxes online Your earnings are more than $130,000 if you are single or $180,000 if you are married. File 2008 taxes online You work only part of the year. File 2008 taxes online You change the number of your withholding allowances during the year. File 2008 taxes online You are subject to Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax. File 2008 taxes online If you anticipate liability for Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax, you may request that your employer withhold an additional amount of income tax withholding on Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online Part-Year Method If you work only part of the year and your employer agrees to use the part-year withholding method, less tax will be withheld from each wage payment than would be withheld if you worked all year. File 2008 taxes online To be eligible for the part-year method, you must meet both of the following requirements. File 2008 taxes online You must use the calendar year (the 12 months from January 1 through December 31) as your tax year. File 2008 taxes online You cannot use a fiscal year. File 2008 taxes online You must not expect to be employed for more than 245 days during the year. 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File 2008 taxes online That you do not expect to be employed more than 245 days during the current calendar year. File 2008 taxes online That you use the calendar year as your tax year. File 2008 taxes online Cumulative Wage Method If you change the number of your withholding allowances during the year, too much or too little tax may have been withheld for the period before you made the change. File 2008 taxes online You may be able to compensate for this if your employer agrees to use the cumulative wage withholding method for the rest of the year. File 2008 taxes online You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. File 2008 taxes online To be eligible, you must have been paid for the same kind of payroll period (weekly, biweekly, etc. File 2008 taxes online ) since the beginning of the year. File 2008 taxes online Aids for Figuring Your Withholding IRS Withholding Calculator. 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File 2008 taxes online   If you later fill out a new Form W-4, your employer can put it into effect as soon as possible. File 2008 taxes online The deadline for putting it into effect is the start of the first payroll period ending 30 or more days after you turn it in. File 2008 taxes online No Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online   If you do not give your employer a completed Form W-4, your employer must withhold at the highest rate, as if you were single and claimed no withholding allowances. File 2008 taxes online Repaying withheld tax. File 2008 taxes online   If you find you are having too much tax withheld because you did not claim all the withholding allowances you are entitled to, you should give your employer a new Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online Your employer cannot repay any of the tax previously withheld. File 2008 taxes online Instead, claim the full amount withheld when you file your tax return. File 2008 taxes online   However, if your employer has withheld more than the correct amount of tax for the Form W-4 you have in effect, you do not have to fill out a new Form W-4 to have your withholding lowered to the correct amount. File 2008 taxes online Your employer can repay the amount that was withheld incorrectly. File 2008 taxes online If you are not repaid, your Form W-2 will reflect the full amount actually withheld, which you would claim when you file your tax return. File 2008 taxes online IRS review of your withholding. File 2008 taxes online   Whether you are entitled to claim a certain number of allowances or a complete exemption from withholding is subject to review by the IRS. File 2008 taxes online Your employer may be required to send a copy of the Form W-4 to the IRS. File 2008 taxes online There is a penalty for supplying false information on Form W-4. File 2008 taxes online See Penalties , later. File 2008 taxes online   If the IRS determines that you cannot claim more than a specified number of withholding allowances or claim a complete exemption from withholding, the IRS will issue a notice of the maximum number of withholding allowances permitted (commonly referred to as a “lock-in letter”) to both you and your employer. File 2008 taxes online   The IRS will provide a period of time during which you can dispute the determination before your employer adjusts your withholding. File 2008 taxes online If you believe that you are entitled to claim complete exemption from withholding or claim more withholding allowances than the maximum number specified by the IRS in the lock-in letter, you must submit a new Form W-4 and a written statement to support your claims to the IRS. File 2008 taxes online Contact information (a toll-free number and an IRS office address) will be provided in the lock-in letter. File 2008 taxes online At the end of this period, if you have not responded or if your response is not adequate, your employer will be required to withhold based on the original lock-in letter. File 2008 taxes online   After the lock-in letter takes effect, your employer must withhold tax on the basis of the withholding rate (marital status) and maximum number of withholding allowances specified in that letter. File 2008 taxes online   If you later believe that you are entitled to claim exemption from withholding or more allowances than the IRS determined, you can complete a new Form W-4 and a written statement to support the claims made on the Form W-4 and send them directly to the IRS address shown on the lock-in letter. File 2008 taxes online Your employer must continue to figure your withholding on the basis of the number of allowances previously determined by the IRS until the IRS advises your employer otherwise. 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File 2008 taxes online Publication 521 - Main Content Table of Contents Who Can Deduct Moving ExpensesMove Related to Start of Work Distance Test Time Test Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States Deductible Moving ExpensesMoves to Locations in the United States Moves to Locations Outside the United States Nondeductible Expenses ReimbursementsTypes of Reimbursement Plans Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax How and When To ReportForm 3903 When To Deduct Expenses Illustrated Example Members of the Armed Forces How To Get Tax Help Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses You can deduct your moving expenses if you meet all three of the following requirements. File 2008 taxes online Your move is closely related to the start of work. File 2008 taxes online You meet the distance test. File 2008 taxes online You meet the time test. File 2008 taxes online After you have read these rules, you may want to use Figure B to help you decide if you can deduct your moving expenses. File 2008 taxes online Retirees, survivors, and Armed Forces members. File 2008 taxes online   Different rules may apply if you are a member of the Armed Forces or a retiree or survivor moving to the United States. File 2008 taxes online These rules are discussed later in this publication. File 2008 taxes online Move Related to Start of Work Your move must be closely related, both in time and in place, to the start of work at your new job location. File 2008 taxes online Closely related in time. File 2008 taxes online   In most cases, you can consider moving expenses incurred within 1 year from the date you first reported to work at the new location as closely related in time to the start of work. File 2008 taxes online It is not necessary that you arrange to work before moving to a new location, as long as you actually go to work in that location. File 2008 taxes online    Figure A. File 2008 taxes online Illustration of Distance Test Please click here for the text description of the image. File 2008 taxes online Figure A   If you do not move within 1 year of the date you begin work, you ordinarily cannot deduct the expenses unless you can show that circumstances existed that prevented the move within that time. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online Your family moved more than a year after you started work at a new location. File 2008 taxes online You delayed the move for 18 months to allow your child to complete high school. File 2008 taxes online You can deduct your moving expenses. File 2008 taxes online Closely related in place. File 2008 taxes online   You can generally consider your move closely related in place to the start of work if the distance from your new home to the new job location is not more than the distance from your former home to the new job location. File 2008 taxes online If your move does not meet this requirement, you may still be able to deduct moving expenses if you can show that: You are required to live at your new home as a condition of your employment, or You will spend less time or money commuting from your new home to your new job location. File 2008 taxes online Home defined. File 2008 taxes online   Your home means your main home (residence). File 2008 taxes online It can be a house, apartment, condominium, houseboat, house trailer, or similar dwelling. File 2008 taxes online It does not include other homes owned or kept up by you or members of your family. File 2008 taxes online It also does not include a seasonal home, such as a summer beach cottage. File 2008 taxes online Your former home means your home before you left for your new job location. File 2008 taxes online Your new home means your home within the area of your new job location. File 2008 taxes online Retirees or survivors. File 2008 taxes online   You may be able to deduct the expenses of moving to the United States or its possessions even though the move is not related to the start of work at a new job location. File 2008 taxes online You must have worked outside the United States or be a survivor of someone who did. File 2008 taxes online See Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States, later. File 2008 taxes online Distance Test Your move will meet the distance test if your new main job location is at least 50 miles farther from your former home than your old main job location was from your former home. File 2008 taxes online For example, if your old main job location was 3 miles from your former home, your new main job location must be at least 53 miles from that former home. File 2008 taxes online You can use Worksheet 1 to see if you meet this test. File 2008 taxes online Worksheet 1. File 2008 taxes online Distance Test   Note. File 2008 taxes online Members of the Armed Forces may not have to meet this test. File 2008 taxes online See Members of the Armed Forces. File 2008 taxes online     1. File 2008 taxes online Enter the number of miles from your old home to your new workplace 1. File 2008 taxes online miles 2. File 2008 taxes online Enter the number of miles from your old home to your old workplace 2. File 2008 taxes online miles 3. File 2008 taxes online Subtract line 2 from line 1. File 2008 taxes online If zero or less, enter -0- 3. File 2008 taxes online miles 4. File 2008 taxes online Is line 3 at least 50 miles? □ Yes. File 2008 taxes online You meet this test. File 2008 taxes online  □ No. File 2008 taxes online You do not meet this test. File 2008 taxes online You cannot deduct your moving expenses. File 2008 taxes online The distance between a job location and your home is the shortest of the more commonly traveled routes between them. File 2008 taxes online The distance test considers only the location of your former home. File 2008 taxes online It does not take into account the location of your new home. File 2008 taxes online See Figure A, earlier. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online You moved to a new home less than 50 miles from your former home because you changed main job locations. File 2008 taxes online Your old main job location was 3 miles from your former home. File 2008 taxes online Your new main job location is 60 miles from that home. File 2008 taxes online Because your new main job location is 57 miles farther from your former home than the distance from your former home to your old main job location, you meet the distance test. File 2008 taxes online First job or return to full-time work. File 2008 taxes online   If you go to work full time for the first time, your place of work must be at least 50 miles from your former home to meet the distance test. File 2008 taxes online   If you go back to full-time work after a substantial period of part-time work or unemployment, your place of work also must be at least 50 miles from your former home. File 2008 taxes online Armed Forces. File 2008 taxes online   If you are in the Armed Forces and you moved because of a permanent change of station, you do not have to meet the distance test. File 2008 taxes online See Members of the Armed Forces, later. File 2008 taxes online Main job location. File 2008 taxes online   Your main job location is usually the place where you spend most of your working time. File 2008 taxes online This could be your office, plant, store, shop, or other location. File 2008 taxes online If there is no one place where you spend most of your working time, your main job location is the place where your work is centered, such as where you report for work or are otherwise required to “base” your work. File 2008 taxes online Union members. File 2008 taxes online   If you work for several employers on a short-term basis and you get work under a union hall system (such as a construction or building trades worker), your main job location is the union hall. File 2008 taxes online More than one job. File 2008 taxes online   If you have more than one job at any time, your main job location depends on the facts in each case. File 2008 taxes online The more important factors to be considered are: The total time you spend at each place, The amount of work you do at each place, and How much money you earn at each place. File 2008 taxes online    Table 1. File 2008 taxes online Satisfying the Time Test for Employees and Self-Employed Persons IF you are. File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online THEN you satisfy the time test by meeting the. File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online an employee 39-week test for employees. File 2008 taxes online self-employed 78-week test for self-employed persons. File 2008 taxes online both self-employed and an employee at the same time 78-week test for a self-employed person or the 39-week  test for an employee. File 2008 taxes online Your principal place of work  determines which test applies. File 2008 taxes online both self-employed and an employee, but unable to satisfy the 39-week test for employees 78-week test for self-employed persons. File 2008 taxes online Time Test To deduct your moving expenses, you also must meet one of the following two time tests. File 2008 taxes online The time test for employees. File 2008 taxes online The time test for self-employed persons. File 2008 taxes online Both of these tests are explained below. File 2008 taxes online See Table 1, below, for a summary of these tests. File 2008 taxes online You can deduct your moving expenses before you meet either of the time tests. File 2008 taxes online See Time Test Not Yet Met, later. 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File 2008 taxes online   You are considered to have worked full time during any week you are temporarily absent from work because of illness, strikes, lockouts, layoffs, natural disasters, or similar causes. File 2008 taxes online You are also considered to have worked full time during any week you are absent from work for leave or vacation provided for in your work contract or agreement. File 2008 taxes online Seasonal work. File 2008 taxes online   If your work is seasonal, you are considered to be working full time during the off-season only if your work contract or agreement covers an off-season period of less than 6 months. File 2008 taxes online For example, a school teacher on a 12-month contract who teaches on a full-time basis for more than 6 months is considered to have worked full time for the entire 12 months. File 2008 taxes online    Figure B. File 2008 taxes online Can You Deduct Expenses for a Non-Military Move Within the United States? Please click here for the text description of the image. File 2008 taxes online Figure B Time Test for Self-Employed Persons If you are self-employed, you must work full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months and for a total of at least 78 weeks during the first 24 months after you arrive in the general area of your new job location (78-week test). File 2008 taxes online For purposes of the time test for self-employed persons, the following three rules apply. File 2008 taxes online You count any full-time work you do either as an employee or as a self-employed person. File 2008 taxes online You do not have to work for the same employer or be self-employed in the same trade or business for the 78 weeks. File 2008 taxes online You must work within the same general commuting area for all 78 weeks. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online You are a self-employed accountant who moves from Atlanta to New York City, and begin to work there on December 1, 2013. 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File 2008 taxes online Joint Return If you are married, file a joint return, and both you and your spouse work full-time, either of you can satisfy the full-time work test. File 2008 taxes online However, you cannot add the weeks your spouse worked to the weeks you worked to satisfy that test. File 2008 taxes online Time Test Not Yet Met You can deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 tax return even though you have not met the time test by the date your 2013 return is due. File 2008 taxes online You can do this if you expect to meet the 39-week test in 2014 or the 78-week test in 2014 or 2015. File 2008 taxes online If you do not deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 return, and you later meet the time test, you can file an amended return for 2013 to take the deduction. File 2008 taxes online See When To Deduct Expenses later, for more details. File 2008 taxes online Failure to meet the time test. File 2008 taxes online    If you deduct moving expenses but do not meet the time test in 2014 or 2015, you must either: Report your moving expense deduction as other income on your Form 1040 for the year you cannot meet the test, or Use Form 1040X to amend your 2013 return, figuring your tax without the moving expense deduction. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online You arrive in the general area of your new job location, as an employee, on September 15, 2013. File 2008 taxes online You deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 return, the year of the move, even though you have not yet met the time test by the date your return is due. 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File 2008 taxes online See Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States, later. File 2008 taxes online Your job at the new location ends because of death or disability. File 2008 taxes online You are transferred for your employer's benefit or laid off for a reason other than willful misconduct. File 2008 taxes online For this exception, you must have obtained full-time employment and you must have expected to meet the test at the time you started the job. File 2008 taxes online Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States If you are a retiree who was working abroad or a survivor of a decedent who was working abroad and you move to the United States or one of its possessions, you do not have to meet the time test, discussed earlier. File 2008 taxes online However, you must meet the requirements discussed below under Retirees who were working abroad or Survivors of decedents who were working abroad. 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File 2008 taxes online Your intention to retire permanently may be determined by: Your age and health, The customary retirement age for people who do similar work, Whether you receive retirement payments from a pension or retirement fund, and The length of time before you return to full-time work. File 2008 taxes online Decedents. File 2008 taxes online   Qualified deductible moving expenses are allowed on a final return (Form 1040 or 1040NR) when a taxpayer has moved and dies within the same calendar year. File 2008 taxes online The personal representative filing on behalf of that taxpayer should complete and attach Form 3903 to the final return. File 2008 taxes online   A personal representative can be an executor, administrator, or anyone who is in charge of the deceased person's property. File 2008 taxes online For more information, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. File 2008 taxes online Survivors of decedents who were working abroad. File 2008 taxes online   If you are the spouse or the dependent of a person whose main job location at the time of death was outside the United States, you can deduct moving expenses if the following five requirements are met. File 2008 taxes online The move is to a home in the United States. File 2008 taxes online The move begins within 6 months after the decedent's death. File 2008 taxes online (When a move begins is described below. File 2008 taxes online ) The move is from the decedent's former home. File 2008 taxes online The decedent's former home was outside the United States. File 2008 taxes online The decedent's former home was also your home. File 2008 taxes online When a move begins. File 2008 taxes online   A move begins when one of the following events occurs. File 2008 taxes online You contract for your household goods and personal effects to be moved to your home in the United States, but only if the move is completed within a reasonable time. 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File 2008 taxes online   If you use your car to take yourself, members of your household, or your personal effects to your new home, you can figure your expenses by deducting either: Your actual expenses, such as the amount you pay for gas and oil for your car, if you keep an accurate record of each expense, or The standard mileage rate of 24 cents per mile. File 2008 taxes online Whether you use actual expenses or the standard mileage rate to figure your expenses, you can deduct the parking fees and tolls you pay to move. File 2008 taxes online You cannot deduct any part of general repairs, general maintenance, insurance, or depreciation for your car. File 2008 taxes online Member of your household. File 2008 taxes online   You can deduct moving expenses you pay for yourself and members of your household. File 2008 taxes online A member of your household is anyone who has both your former and new home as his or her home. File 2008 taxes online It does not include a tenant or employee, unless that person is your dependent. File 2008 taxes online Moves to Locations in the United States If you meet the requirements under Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses, earlier, you can deduct expenses for a move to the area of a new main job location within the United States or its possessions. File 2008 taxes online Your move may be from one U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online location to another or from a foreign country to the United States. File 2008 taxes online Household goods and personal effects. File 2008 taxes online   You can deduct the cost of packing, crating, and transporting your household goods and personal effects and those of the members of your household from your former home to your new home. File 2008 taxes online For purposes of moving expenses, the term “personal effects” includes, but is not limited to, movable personal property that the taxpayer owns and frequently uses. File 2008 taxes online   If you use your own car to move your things, see Travel by car, earlier. File 2008 taxes online   You can deduct any costs of connecting or disconnecting utilities required because you are moving your household goods, appliances, or personal effects. File 2008 taxes online   You can deduct the cost of shipping your car and your household pets to your new home. File 2008 taxes online   You can deduct the cost of moving your household goods and personal effects from a place other than your former home. File 2008 taxes online Your deduction is limited to the amount it would have cost to move them from your former home. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online Paul Brown has been living and working in North Carolina for the last 4 years. File 2008 taxes online Because he has been renting a small apartment, he stored some furniture at his parents' home in Georgia. File 2008 taxes online Paul got a job in Washington, DC. 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File 2008 taxes online   You can deduct the cost of transportation and lodging for yourself and members of your household while traveling from your former home to your new home. File 2008 taxes online This includes expenses for the day you arrive. File 2008 taxes online    The day of arrival is the day you secure lodging at the new place of residence, even if the lodging is on a temporary basis. File 2008 taxes online   You can include any lodging expenses you had in the area of your former home within one day after you could no longer live in your former home because your furniture had been moved. File 2008 taxes online   The members of your household do not have to travel together or at the same time. File 2008 taxes online However, you can only deduct expenses for one trip per person. File 2008 taxes online If you use your own car, see Travel by car, earlier. File 2008 taxes online Example. 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File 2008 taxes online You must meet the requirements under Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses , earlier. File 2008 taxes online Deductible expenses. File 2008 taxes online   If your move is to a location outside the United States and its possessions, you can deduct the following expenses. File 2008 taxes online The cost of moving household goods and personal effects from your former home to your new home. File 2008 taxes online The cost of traveling (including lodging) from your former home to your new home. File 2008 taxes online The cost of moving household goods and personal effects to and from storage. File 2008 taxes online The cost of storing household goods and personal effects while you are at the new job location. File 2008 taxes online The first two items were explained earlier under Moves to Locations in the United States . File 2008 taxes online The last two items are discussed, later. File 2008 taxes online Moving goods and effects to and from storage. File 2008 taxes online   You can deduct the reasonable expenses of moving your personal effects to and from storage. File 2008 taxes online Storage expenses. File 2008 taxes online   You can deduct the reasonable expenses of storing your household goods and personal effects for all or part of the time the new job location remains your main job location. File 2008 taxes online Moving expenses allocable to excluded foreign income. File 2008 taxes online   If you live and work outside the United States, you may be able to exclude from income part or all of the income you earn in the foreign country. File 2008 taxes online You may also be able to claim a foreign housing exclusion or deduction. File 2008 taxes online If you claim the foreign earned income or foreign housing exclusion, you cannot deduct the part of your moving expenses that relates to the excluded income. File 2008 taxes online    Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad, explains how to figure the part of your moving expenses that relates to excluded income. File 2008 taxes online You can get the publication from most U. File 2008 taxes online S. File 2008 taxes online embassies and consulates, or see How To Get Tax Help at the end of this publication. File 2008 taxes online Nondeductible Expenses You cannot deduct the following items as moving expenses. File 2008 taxes online Any part of the purchase price of your new home. File 2008 taxes online Car tags. File 2008 taxes online Driver's license. File 2008 taxes online Expenses of buying or selling a home (including closing costs, mortgage fees, and points). File 2008 taxes online Expenses of entering into or breaking a lease. File 2008 taxes online Home improvements to help sell your home. File 2008 taxes online Loss on the sale of your home. File 2008 taxes online Losses from disposing of memberships in clubs. File 2008 taxes online Mortgage penalties. File 2008 taxes online Pre-move househunting expenses. File 2008 taxes online Real estate taxes. File 2008 taxes online Refitting of carpet and draperies. File 2008 taxes online Return trips to your former residence. File 2008 taxes online Security deposits (including any given up due to the move). File 2008 taxes online Storage charges except those incurred in transit and for foreign moves. File 2008 taxes online No double deduction. File 2008 taxes online   You cannot take a moving expense deduction and a business expense deduction for the same expenses. File 2008 taxes online You must decide if your expenses are deductible as moving expenses or as business expenses. File 2008 taxes online For example, expenses you have for travel, meals, and lodging while temporarily working at a place away from your regular place of work may be deductible as business expenses if you are considered away from home on business. File 2008 taxes online In most cases, your work at a single location is considered temporary if it is realistically expected to last (and does in fact last) for one year or less. File 2008 taxes online   See Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses, for information on deducting your business expenses. File 2008 taxes online Reimbursements This section explains how to report a reimbursement (including advances and allowances) on your tax return. File 2008 taxes online It covers reimbursements for any of your moving expenses discussed in this publication. File 2008 taxes online It also explains the types of reimbursements on which your employer must withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes. File 2008 taxes online Types of Reimbursement Plans If you receive a reimbursement for your moving expenses, how you report this amount and your expenses depends on whether the reimbursement is paid to you under an accountable plan or a nonaccountable plan. File 2008 taxes online For a quick overview of how to report your reimbursement and moving expenses, see Table 2 in the section on How and When To Report, later. File 2008 taxes online Your employer should tell you what method of reimbursement is used and what records are required. File 2008 taxes online Accountable Plans To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement arrangement must require you to meet all three of the following rules. File 2008 taxes online Your expenses must have a business connection – that is, you must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as an employee of your employer. File 2008 taxes online Two examples of this are the reasonable expenses of moving your possessions from your former home to your new home, and traveling from your former home to your new home. File 2008 taxes online You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable period of time. File 2008 taxes online You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time. File 2008 taxes online Adequate accounting. File 2008 taxes online   You adequately account for your moving expenses by giving your employer documentation of those expenses, such as a statement of expense, an account book, a diary, or a similar record in which you entered each expense at or near the time you had it. File 2008 taxes online Documentation includes receipts, canceled checks, and bills. File 2008 taxes online Reasonable period of time. File 2008 taxes online   What constitutes a “reasonable period of time” depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation. File 2008 taxes online However, regardless of the facts and circumstances, actions that take place within the times specified in the following list will be treated as taking place within a reasonable period of time. File 2008 taxes online You receive an advance within 30 days of the time you have an expense. File 2008 taxes online You adequately account for your expenses within 60 days after they were paid or incurred. File 2008 taxes online You return any excess reimbursement within 120 days after the expense was paid or incurred. File 2008 taxes online You are given a periodic statement (at least quarterly) that asks you to either return or adequately account for outstanding advances and you comply within 120 days of the statement. File 2008 taxes online Excess reimbursement. File 2008 taxes online   This includes any amount you are paid (including advances and allowances) that is more than the moving expenses that you adequately accounted for to your employer within a reasonable period of time. File 2008 taxes online Returning excess reimbursements. File 2008 taxes online   You must be required to return any excess reimbursement for your moving expenses to the person paying the reimbursement. File 2008 taxes online Excess reimbursement includes any amount for which you did not adequately account within a reasonable period of time. File 2008 taxes online For example, if you received an advance and you did not spend all the money on deductible moving expenses, or you do not have proof of all your expenses, you have an excess reimbursement. File 2008 taxes online You meet accountable plan rules. File 2008 taxes online   If for all reimbursements you meet the three rules for an accountable plan (listed earlier), your employer should not include any reimbursements of expenses in your income in box 1 of your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. File 2008 taxes online Instead, your employer should include the reimbursements in box 12 of your Form W-2. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online You lived in Boston and accepted a job in Atlanta. File 2008 taxes online Under an accountable plan, your employer reimbursed you for your actual traveling expenses from Boston to Atlanta and the cost of moving your furniture to Atlanta. File 2008 taxes online Your employer will include the reimbursement on your Form W-2, box 12, with Code P. File 2008 taxes online If your moving expenses are more than your reimbursement, you may be able to deduct your additional expenses (see How and When To Report, later). File 2008 taxes online You do not meet accountable plan rules. File 2008 taxes online   You may be reimbursed by your employer, but you may not meet all three rules for part of your expenses. File 2008 taxes online   If your deductible expenses are reimbursed under an otherwise accountable plan but you do not return, within a reasonable period, any reimbursement of expenses for which you did not adequately account, then only the amount for which you did adequately account is considered as paid under an accountable plan. File 2008 taxes online The remaining expenses are treated as having been reimbursed under a nonaccountable plan (discussed below). File 2008 taxes online Reimbursement of nondeductible expenses. File 2008 taxes online   You may be reimbursed by your employer for moving expenses, some of which are deductible expenses and some of which are not deductible. File 2008 taxes online The reimbursements you receive for the nondeductible expenses and any allowances for miscellaneous or unspecified expenses are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan (see below) and are included in your income. File 2008 taxes online If you are reimbursed by your employer for the taxes you must pay (including social security and Medicare taxes) because you have received taxable moving expense reimbursements, you must pay tax on this reimbursement as well, and it is treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. File 2008 taxes online Nonaccountable Plans A nonaccountable plan is a reimbursement arrangement that does not meet the three rules listed earlier under Accountable Plans. File 2008 taxes online In addition, the following payments will be treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. File 2008 taxes online Excess reimbursements you fail to return to your employer. File 2008 taxes online Reimbursements of nondeductible expenses. File 2008 taxes online See Reimbursement of nondeductible expenses, earlier. File 2008 taxes online If an arrangement pays for your moving expenses by reducing your wages, salary, or other pay, the amount of the reduction will be treated as a payment made under a nonaccountable plan. File 2008 taxes online This is because you are entitled to receive the full amount of your pay regardless of whether you had any moving expenses. File 2008 taxes online If you are not sure if the moving expense reimbursement arrangement is an accountable or nonaccountable plan, ask your employer. File 2008 taxes online Your employer will add the amount of any reimbursement paid to you under a nonaccountable plan to your wages, salary, or other pay. File 2008 taxes online Your employer will report the total in box 1 of your Form W-2. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online To get you to work in another city, your new employer reimburses you under an accountable plan for the $7,500 loss on the sale of your home. File 2008 taxes online Because this is a reimbursement of a nondeductible expense, it is treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan and must be included as income in box 1 of your Form W-2. File 2008 taxes online Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 Do not include in income any moving expense payment you received under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. File 2008 taxes online These payments are made to persons displaced from their homes, businesses, or farms by federal projects. File 2008 taxes online Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax Your employer must withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes from reimbursements and allowances paid to you that are included in your income. File 2008 taxes online See Reimbursements included in income, later. File 2008 taxes online Reimbursements excluded from income. File 2008 taxes online   Your employer should not include in your wages reimbursements paid under an accountable plan (explained earlier) for moving expenses that you: Could deduct if you had paid or incurred them, and Did not deduct in an earlier year. File 2008 taxes online These reimbursements are fringe benefits excludable from your income as qualified moving expense reimbursements. File 2008 taxes online Your employer should report these reimbursements on your Form W-2, box 12, with Code P. File 2008 taxes online    You cannot claim a moving expense deduction for expenses covered by reimbursements excluded from income (see Accountable Plans under Types of Reimbursement Plans, earlier). File 2008 taxes online Expenses deducted in earlier year. File 2008 taxes online   If you receive a reimbursement this year for moving expenses deducted in an earlier year, and the reimbursement is not included as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2, you must include the reimbursement in income on Form 1040, line 21. File 2008 taxes online Your employer should show the amount of your reimbursement in box 12 of your Form W-2. File 2008 taxes online Reimbursements included in income. File 2008 taxes online   Your employer must include in your income any reimbursements made (or treated as made) under a nonaccountable plan, even though they are for deductible moving expenses. File 2008 taxes online See Nonaccountable Plans under Types of Reimbursement Plans, earlier. File 2008 taxes online Your employer also must include in your gross income as wages any reimbursements of, or payments for, nondeductible moving expenses. File 2008 taxes online This includes amounts your employer reimbursed you under an accountable plan (explained earlier) for meals, househunting trips, and real estate expenses. File 2008 taxes online It also includes reimbursements that exceed your deductible expenses and that you do not return to your employer. File 2008 taxes online Reimbursement for deductible and nondeductible expenses. File 2008 taxes online    If your employer reimburses you for both deductible and nondeductible moving expenses, your employer must determine the amount of the reimbursement that is not taxable and not subject to withholding. File 2008 taxes online Your employer must treat any remaining amount as taxable wages and withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes. File 2008 taxes online Amount of income tax withheld. File 2008 taxes online   If the reimbursements or allowances you receive are taxable, the amount of income tax your employer will withhold depends on several factors. File 2008 taxes online It depends in part on whether income tax is withheld from your regular wages, on whether the reimbursements and allowances are added to your regular wages, and on any information you have given to your employer on Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. File 2008 taxes online   Your employer can treat your reimbursements as supplemental wages and not include the reimbursements and allowances in your regular wages. File 2008 taxes online The employer can withhold income tax on supplemental wages at a flat rate which may be different from your regular tax rate. File 2008 taxes online Estimated tax. File 2008 taxes online    If you must make estimated tax payments, you need to take into account any taxable reimbursements and deductible moving expenses in figuring your estimated tax. File 2008 taxes online For details about estimated taxes, see Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. File 2008 taxes online How and When To Report This section explains how and when to report your moving expenses and any reimbursements or allowances you received for your move. File 2008 taxes online For a quick overview, see Table 2, later. File 2008 taxes online Form 3903 Use Form 3903 to figure your moving expense deduction. File 2008 taxes online Use a separate Form 3903 for each move for which you are deducting expenses. File 2008 taxes online Do not file Form 3903 if all of the following apply. File 2008 taxes online You moved to a location outside the United States in an earlier year. File 2008 taxes online You are claiming only storage fees while you were away from the United States. File 2008 taxes online Any amount your employer paid for the storage fees is included as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2. File 2008 taxes online Instead, enter the storage fees (after the reduction for the part that is allocable to excluded income) on Form 1040, line 26, and enter “Storage” on the dotted line next to the amount. File 2008 taxes online If you meet the special rules for members of the Armed Forces, see How to complete Form 3903 for members of the Armed Forces under Members of the Armed Forces, later. File 2008 taxes online Completing Form 3903. File 2008 taxes online   Complete Worksheet 1, earlier, or the Distance Test Worksheet in the instructions for Form 3903 to see whether you meet the distance test. File 2008 taxes online If so, complete lines 1 through 3 of the form using your actual expenses (except, if you use your own car, you can figure expenses based on the standard mileage rate, instead of actual amounts for gas and oil). File 2008 taxes online Enter on line 4 the total amount of your moving expense reimbursement that was excluded from your wages. File 2008 taxes online This excluded amount should be identified on Form W-2, box 12, with code P. File 2008 taxes online Expenses greater than reimbursement. File 2008 taxes online   If line 3 is more than line 4, subtract line 4 from line 3 and enter the result on line 5 and on Form 1040, line 26. File 2008 taxes online This is your moving expense deduction. File 2008 taxes online Expenses equal to or less than reimbursement. File 2008 taxes online    If line 3 is equal to or less than line 4, you have no moving expense deduction. File 2008 taxes online Subtract line 3 from line 4 and, if the result is more than zero, include it as income on Form 1040, line 7. File 2008 taxes online Table 2. File 2008 taxes online Reporting Your Moving Expenses and Reimbursements IF your Form W-2 shows. File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online AND you have. File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online THEN. File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online . File 2008 taxes online your reimbursement reported only  in box 12 with code P moving expenses greater than the  amount in box 12 file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses* and reimbursements. File 2008 taxes online your reimbursement reported only  in box 12 with code P moving expenses equal to the amount  in box 12 do not file Form 3903. File 2008 taxes online your reimbursement divided  between box 12 and box 1 moving expenses greater than the  amount in box 12 file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses,* but only the  reimbursements reported in box 12 of  Form W-2. File 2008 taxes online your entire reimbursement reported  as wages in box 1 moving expenses file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses,* but do not show any  reimbursements. File 2008 taxes online no reimbursement moving expenses file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses. File 2008 taxes online * * See Deductible Moving Expenses, earlier, for allowable expenses. File 2008 taxes online    Where to deduct. File 2008 taxes online   Deduct your moving expenses on Form 1040, line 26. File 2008 taxes online The amount of moving expenses you can deduct is shown on Form 3903, line 5. File 2008 taxes online    You cannot deduct moving expenses on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A. File 2008 taxes online   When To Deduct Expenses You may have a choice of when to deduct your moving expenses. File 2008 taxes online Expenses not reimbursed. File 2008 taxes online   If you were not reimbursed, deduct your moving expenses in the year you paid or incurred the expenses. File 2008 taxes online Example. File 2008 taxes online In December 2012, your employer transferred you to another city in the United States, where you still work. File 2008 taxes online You are single and were not reimbursed for your moving expenses. File 2008 taxes online In 2012, you paid for moving your furniture and deducted these expenses on your 2012 tax return. File 2008 taxes online In January 2013, you paid for travel to the new city. File 2008 taxes online You can deduct these additional expenses on your 2013 tax return. File 2008 taxes online Expenses reimbursed. File 2008 taxes online   If you are reimbursed for your expenses and you use the cash method of accounting, you can deduct your expenses either in the year you paid them or in the year you received the reimbursement. File 2008 taxes online If you use the cash method of accounting, you can choose to deduct the expenses in the year you are reimbursed even though you paid the expenses in a different year. File 2008 taxes online See Choosing when to deduct, next. File 2008 taxes online   If you deduct your expenses and you receive the reimbursement in a later year, you must include the reimbursement in your income on Form 1040, line 21. File 2008 taxes online Choosing when to deduct. File 2008 taxes online   If you use the cash method of accounting, which is used by most individuals, you can choose to deduct moving expenses in the year your employer reimburses you if: You paid the expenses in a year before the year of reimbursement, or You paid the expenses in the year immediately after the year of reimbursement but by the due date, including extensions, for filing your return for the reimbursement year. File 2008 taxes online How to make the choice. File 2008 taxes online   You choose to deduct moving expenses in the year you received reimbursement by taking the deduction on your return, or amended return, for that year. File 2008 taxes online    You cannot deduct any moving expenses for which you received a reimbursement that was not included in your income. File 2008 taxes online Illustrated Example Tom and Peggy Smith are married and have two children. File 2008 taxes online They owned a home in Detroit where Tom worked. File 2008 taxes online On February 8, 2013, Tom's employer told him that he would be transferred to San Diego as of April 10 that year. File 2008 taxes online Peggy flew to San Diego on March 1 to look for a new home. File 2008 taxes online She put a down payment of $25,000 on a house being built and returned to Detroit on March 4. File 2008 taxes online The Smiths sold their Detroit home for $1,500 less than they paid for it. File 2008 taxes online They contracted to have their personal effects moved to San Diego on April 3. File 2008 taxes online The family drove to San Diego where they found that their new home was not finished. File 2008 taxes online They stayed in a nearby motel until the house was ready on May 1. File 2008 taxes online On April 10, Tom went to work in the San Diego plant where he still works. File 2008 taxes online Their records for the move show: 1) Peggy's pre-move househunting  trip:       Travel and lodging   $ 449       Meals   75   $ 524 2) Down payment on San Diego  home 25,000 3) Real estate commission paid on  sale of Detroit home 3,500 4) Loss on sale of Detroit home (not  including real estate commission) 1,500 5) Amount paid for moving personal  effects (furniture, other household  goods, etc. File 2008 taxes online ) 8,000 6) Expenses of driving to San Diego:       Mileage (Start 14,278;  End 16,478) 2,200 miles at 24 cents a mile   $ 528       Lodging   180       Meals   320   1,028 7) Cost of temporary living  expenses in San Diego:       Motel rooms   $1,450       Meals   2,280   3,730 Total $43,282   Tom was reimbursed $10,907 under an accountable plan. File 2008 taxes online His employer gave him the following breakdown of the reimbursement that was allowed under the employer's plan. File 2008 taxes online Moving personal effects   $6,800 Travel (and lodging) to San Diego   708 Travel (and lodging) for househunting trip   449 Lodging for temporary quarters   1,450 Loss on sale of home   1,500 Total reimbursement   $10,907 The employer included this reimbursement on Tom's Form W-2 for the year. File 2008 taxes online The reimbursement of allowable expenses, $7,508 for moving household goods and travel to San Diego, was included in box 12 of Form W-2. File 2008 taxes online His employer identified this amount with code P. File 2008 taxes online The employer included the balance, $3,399 reimbursement of nonallowable expenses, in box 1 of Form W-2 with Tom's other wages. File 2008 taxes online Tom must include this amount on Form 1040, line 7. File 2008 taxes online The employer withholds taxes from the $3,399, as discussed under Reimbursement for deductible and nondeductible expenses under Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, earlier. File 2008 taxes online Also, Tom's employer could have given him a separate Form W-2 for his moving expense reimbursement. File 2008 taxes online To figure his tax deduction for moving expenses, Tom enters the following amounts on Form 3903. File 2008 taxes online Item 5 — moving personal effects (line 1)   $8,000 Item 6 — driving to San Diego ($528 + $180)  (line 2)   708 Total tax deductible moving expenses (line 3)   $8,708 Minus: Reimbursement included in box 12  of Form W-2 (line 4)   7,508 Tax deduction for moving expenses (line 5)   $1,200   Tom's Form 3903 is shown, later. File 2008 taxes online He also enters his deduction, $1,200, on Form 1040, line 26. File 2008 taxes online Nondeductible expenses. File 2008 taxes online   Of the $43,282 expenses that Tom and Peggy incurred, the following items totaling $34,574 ($43,282 – $8,708) cannot be deducted. File 2008 taxes online Item 1 — pre-move househunting expenses of $524. File 2008 taxes online Item 2 — the $25,000 down payment on the San Diego home. File 2008 taxes online If any part of it were for payment of deductible taxes or interest on the mortgage on the house, that part would be deductible as an itemized deduction. File 2008 taxes online Item 3 — the $3,500 real estate commission paid on the sale of the Detroit home. File 2008 taxes online The commission is used to figure the gain or loss on the sale. File 2008 taxes online Item 4 — the $1,500 loss on the sale of the Detroit home. File 2008 taxes online Item 6 — the $320 expense for meals while driving to San Diego. File 2008 taxes online (However, the lodging and car expenses are deductible. File 2008 taxes online ) Item 7 — temporary living expenses of $3,730. File 2008 taxes online    This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. File 2008 taxes online Please click the link to view the image. File 2008 taxes online 2012 Form 3903 Moving Expenses Members of the Armed Forces If you are a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and you move because of a permanent change of station, you do not have to meet the distance and time tests, discussed earlier. File 2008 taxes online You can deduct your unreimbursed moving expenses. File 2008 taxes online A permanent change of station includes: A move from your home to your first post of active duty, A move from one permanent post of duty to another, and A move from your last post of duty to your home or to a nearer point in the United States. File 2008 taxes online The move must occur within one year of ending your active duty or within the period allowed under the Joint Travel Regulations. File 2008 taxes online Spouse and dependents. File 2008 taxes online   If a member of the Armed Forces dies, is imprisoned, or deserts, a permanent change of station for the spouse or dependent includes a move to: The place of enlistment, The member's, spouse's, or dependent's home of record, or A nearer point in the United States. File 2008 taxes online   If the military moves you, your spouse, and dependents, to or from separate locations, the moves are treated as a single move to your new main job location. File 2008 taxes online Services or reimbursements provided by government. File 2008 taxes online   Do not include in income the value of moving and storage services provided by the government because of a permanent change of station. File 2008 taxes online In general, if the total reimbursements or allowances you receive from the government because of the move are more than your actual moving expenses, the government must include the excess in your wages on Form W-2. File 2008 taxes online However, the excess portion of a dislocation allowance, a temporary lodging allowance, a temporary lodging expense, or a move-in housing allowance is not included in income and should not be included in box 1 of Form W-2. File 2008 taxes online   If your reimbursements or allowances are less than your actual moving expenses, do not include the reimbursements or allowances in income. File 2008 taxes online You can deduct the expenses that are more than your reimbursements. File 2008 taxes online See Deductible Moving Expenses, earlier. File 2008 taxes online How to complete Form 3903 for members of the Armed Forces. File 2008 taxes online    Take the following steps. File 2008 taxes online Complete lines 1 through 3 of the form, using your actual expenses. File 2008 taxes online Do not include any expenses for moving services provided by the government. File 2008 taxes online Also, do not include any expenses that were reimbursed by an allowance you do not have to include in your income. File 2008 taxes online Enter on line 4 the total reimbursements and allowances you received from the government for the expenses claimed on lines 1 and 2. File 2008 taxes online Do not include the value of moving or storage services provided by the government. File 2008 taxes online Also, do not include any part of a dislocation allowance, a temporary lodging allowance, a temporary lodging expense, or a move-in housing allowance. File 2008 taxes online Complete line 5. File 2008 taxes online If line 3 is more than line 4, subtract line 4 from line 3 and enter the result on line 5 and on Form 1040, line 26. File 2008 taxes online This is your moving expense deduction. File 2008 taxes online If line 3 is equal to or less than line 4, you do not have a moving expense deduction. 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