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File back tax returns Part Four -   Adjustments to Income The three chapters in this part discuss some of the adjustments to income that you can deduct in figuring your adjusted gross income. File back tax returns These chapters cover: Contributions you make to traditional individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) — chapter 17, Alimony you pay — chapter 18, and Student loan interest you pay — chapter 19. File back tax returns Other adjustments to income are discussed elsewhere. File back tax returns See Table V below. File back tax returns Table V. File back tax returns Other Adjustments to Income  Use this table to find information about other adjustments to income not covered in this part of the publication. File back tax returns IF you are looking for more information about the deduction for. File back tax returns . File back tax returns . File back tax returns THEN see. File back tax returns . File back tax returns . File back tax returns Certain business expenses of reservists, performing artists, and fee-basis officials Chapter 26. File back tax returns Contributions to a health savings account Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans. File back tax returns Moving expenses Publication 521, Moving Expenses. File back tax returns Part of your self-employment tax Chapter 22. File back tax returns Self-employed health insurance Chapter 21. File back tax returns Payments to self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans). File back tax returns Penalty on the early withdrawal of savings Chapter 7. File back tax returns Contributions to an Archer MSA Publication 969. File back tax returns Reforestation amortization or expense Chapters 7 and 8 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. File back tax returns Contributions to Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(18)(D) pension plans Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. File back tax returns Expenses from the rental of personal property Chapter 12. File back tax returns Certain required repayments of supplemental unemployment benefits (sub-pay) Chapter 12. File back tax returns Foreign housing costs Chapter 4 of Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. File back tax returns Jury duty pay given to your employer Chapter 12. File back tax returns Contributions by certain chaplains to Internal Revenue Code section 403(b) plans Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers. File back tax returns Attorney fees and certain costs for actions involving certain unlawful discrimination claims or awards to whistleblowers Publication 525. File back tax returns Domestic production activities deduction Form 8903, Domestic Production Activities Deduction. File back tax returns Table of Contents 17. File back tax returns   Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)What's New Reminders Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Traditional IRAsWho Can Open a Traditional IRA? When and How Can a Traditional IRA Be Opened? How Much Can Be Contributed? When Can Contributions Be Made? How Much Can You Deduct? Nondeductible Contributions Inherited IRAs Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? When Can You Withdraw or Use IRA Assets? When Must You Withdraw IRA Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) Are Distributions Taxable? What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes? Roth IRAsWhat Is a Roth IRA? When Can a Roth IRA Be Opened? Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA? Can You Move Amounts Into a Roth IRA? Are Distributions Taxable? 18. File back tax returns   AlimonyIntroductionSpouse or former spouse. File back tax returns Divorce or separation instrument. File back tax returns Useful Items - You may want to see: General RulesMortgage payments. File back tax returns Taxes and insurance. File back tax returns Other payments to a third party. File back tax returns Instruments Executed After 1984Payments to a third party. File back tax returns Exception. File back tax returns Substitute payments. File back tax returns Specifically designated as child support. File back tax returns Contingency relating to your child. File back tax returns Clearly associated with a contingency. File back tax returns How To Deduct Alimony Paid How To Report Alimony Received Recapture Rule 19. File back tax returns   Education- Related AdjustmentsIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Student Loan Interest DeductionStudent Loan Interest Defined Can You Claim the Deduction How Much Can You Deduct How Do You Figure the Deduction Tuition and Fees DeductionCan You Claim the Deduction What Expenses Qualify Who Is an Eligible Student Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses How Much Can You Deduct Educator Expenses Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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File back tax returns Publication 575 - Main Content Table of Contents General InformationPension. File back tax returns Annuity. File back tax returns Qualified employee plan. File back tax returns Qualified employee annuity. File back tax returns Designated Roth account. File back tax returns Tax-sheltered annuity plan. File back tax returns Fixed-period annuities. File back tax returns Annuities for a single life. File back tax returns Joint and survivor annuities. File back tax returns Variable annuities. File back tax returns Disability pensions. File back tax returns Variable Annuities Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plans Disability Pensions Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers Railroad Retirement Benefits Withholding Tax and Estimated Tax Cost (Investment in the Contract)Foreign employment contributions while a nonresident alien. File back tax returns Taxation of Periodic PaymentsPeriod of participation. File back tax returns Fully Taxable Payments Partly Taxable Payments Taxation of Nonperiodic PaymentsFiguring the Taxable Amount Loans Treated as Distributions Transfers of Annuity Contracts Lump-Sum Distributions RolloversExceptions. File back tax returns No tax withheld. File back tax returns Partial rollovers. File back tax returns Frozen deposits. File back tax returns Reasonable period of time. File back tax returns 20% Mandatory withholding. File back tax returns How to report. File back tax returns How to report. File back tax returns Special rule for Roth IRAs and designated Roth accounts. File back tax returns Special Additional TaxesTax on Early Distributions Tax on Excess Accumulation Survivors and BeneficiariesGuaranteed payments. File back tax returns How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics General Information Definitions. File back tax returns   Some of the terms used in this publication are defined in the following paragraphs. File back tax returns Pension. File back tax returns   A pension is generally a series of definitely determinable payments made to you after you retire from work. File back tax returns Pension payments are made regularly and are based on such factors as years of service and prior compensation. File back tax returns Annuity. File back tax returns   An annuity is a series of payments under a contract made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year. File back tax returns They can be either fixed (under which you receive a definite amount) or variable (not fixed). File back tax returns You can buy the contract alone or with the help of your employer. File back tax returns Qualified employee plan. File back tax returns   A qualified employee plan is an employer's stock bonus, pension, or profit-sharing plan that is for the exclusive benefit of employees or their beneficiaries and that meets Internal Revenue Code requirements. File back tax returns It qualifies for special tax benefits, such as tax deferral for employer contributions and capital gain treatment or the 10-year tax option for lump-sum distributions (if participants qualify). File back tax returns To determine whether your plan is a qualified plan, check with your employer or the plan administrator. File back tax returns Qualified employee annuity. File back tax returns   A qualified employee annuity is a retirement annuity purchased by an employer for an employee under a plan that meets Internal Revenue Code requirements. File back tax returns Designated Roth account. File back tax returns   A designated Roth account is a separate account created under a qualified Roth contribution program to which participants may elect to have part or all of their elective deferrals to a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plan designated as Roth contributions. File back tax returns Elective deferrals that are designated as Roth contributions are included in your income. File back tax returns However, qualified distributions (explained later) are not included in your income. File back tax returns You should check with your plan administrator to determine if your plan will accept designated Roth contributions. File back tax returns Tax-sheltered annuity plan. File back tax returns   A tax-sheltered annuity plan (often referred to as a 403(b) plan or a tax-deferred annuity plan) is a retirement plan for employees of public schools and certain tax-exempt organizations. File back tax returns Generally, a tax-sheltered annuity plan provides retirement benefits by purchasing annuity contracts for its participants. File back tax returns Types of pensions and annuities. File back tax returns   Pensions and annuities include the following types. File back tax returns Fixed-period annuities. File back tax returns   You receive definite amounts at regular intervals for a specified length of time. File back tax returns Annuities for a single life. File back tax returns   You receive definite amounts at regular intervals for life. File back tax returns The payments end at death. File back tax returns Joint and survivor annuities. File back tax returns   The first annuitant receives a definite amount at regular intervals for life. File back tax returns After he or she dies, a second annuitant receives a definite amount at regular intervals for life. File back tax returns The amount paid to the second annuitant may or may not differ from the amount paid to the first annuitant. File back tax returns Variable annuities. File back tax returns   You receive payments that may vary in amount for a specified length of time or for life. File back tax returns The amounts you receive may depend upon such variables as profits earned by the pension or annuity funds, cost-of-living indexes, or earnings from a mutual fund. File back tax returns Disability pensions. File back tax returns   You receive disability payments because you retired on disability and have not reached minimum retirement age. File back tax returns More than one program. File back tax returns   You may receive employee plan benefits from more than one program under a single trust or plan of your employer. File back tax returns If you participate in more than one program, you may have to treat each as a separate pension or annuity contract, depending upon the facts in each case. File back tax returns Also, you may be considered to have received more than one pension or annuity. File back tax returns Your former employer or the plan administrator should be able to tell you if you have more than one contract. File back tax returns Example. File back tax returns Your employer set up a noncontributory profit-sharing plan for its employees. File back tax returns The plan provides that the amount held in the account of each participant will be paid when that participant retires. File back tax returns Your employer also set up a contributory defined benefit pension plan for its employees providing for the payment of a lifetime pension to each participant after retirement. File back tax returns The amount of any distribution from the profit-sharing plan depends on the contributions (including allocated forfeitures) made for the participant and the earnings from those contributions. File back tax returns Under the pension plan, however, a formula determines the amount of the pension benefits. File back tax returns The amount of contributions is the amount necessary to provide that pension. File back tax returns Each plan is a separate program and a separate contract. File back tax returns If you get benefits from these plans, you must account for each separately, even though the benefits from both may be included in the same check. File back tax returns Distributions from a designated Roth account are treated separately from other distributions from the plan. File back tax returns Qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). File back tax returns   A QDRO is a judgment, decree, or order relating to payment of child support, alimony, or marital property rights to a spouse, former spouse, child, or other dependent of a participant in a retirement plan. File back tax returns The QDRO must contain certain specific information, such as the name and last known mailing address of the participant and each alternate payee, and the amount or percentage of the participant's benefits to be paid to each alternate payee. File back tax returns A QDRO may not award an amount or form of benefit that is not available under the plan. File back tax returns   A spouse or former spouse who receives part of the benefits from a retirement plan under a QDRO reports the payments received as if he or she were a plan participant. File back tax returns The spouse or former spouse is allocated a share of the participant's cost (investment in the contract) equal to the cost times a fraction. File back tax returns The numerator of the fraction is the present value of the benefits payable to the spouse or former spouse. File back tax returns The denominator is the present value of all benefits payable to the participant. File back tax returns   A distribution that is paid to a child or other dependent under a QDRO is taxed to the plan participant. File back tax returns Variable Annuities The tax rules in this publication apply both to annuities that provide fixed payments and to annuities that provide payments that vary in amount based on investment results or other factors. File back tax returns For example, they apply to commercial variable annuity contracts, whether bought by an employee retirement plan for its participants or bought directly from the issuer by an individual investor. File back tax returns Under these contracts, the owner can generally allocate the purchase payments among several types of investment portfolios or mutual funds and the contract value is determined by the performance of those investments. File back tax returns The earnings are not taxed until distributed either in a withdrawal or in annuity payments. File back tax returns The taxable part of a distribution is treated as ordinary income. File back tax returns Net investment income tax. File back tax returns   Beginning in 2013, annuities under a nonqualified plan are included in calculating your net investment income for the net investment income tax (NIIT). File back tax returns For information see the Instructions for Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax — Individuals, Estates and Trusts. File back tax returns For information on the tax treatment of a transfer or exchange of a variable annuity contract, see Transfers of Annuity Contracts under Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments, later. File back tax returns Withdrawals. File back tax returns   If you withdraw funds before your annuity starting date and your annuity is under a qualified retirement plan, a ratable part of the amount withdrawn is tax free. File back tax returns The tax-free part is based on the ratio of your cost (investment in the contract) to your account balance under the plan. File back tax returns   If your annuity is under a nonqualified plan (including a contract you bought directly from the issuer), the amount withdrawn is allocated first to earnings (the taxable part) and then to your cost (the tax-free part). File back tax returns However, if you bought your annuity contract before August 14, 1982, a different allocation applies to the investment before that date and the earnings on that investment. File back tax returns To the extent the amount withdrawn does not exceed that investment and earnings, it is allocated first to your cost (the tax-free part) and then to earnings (the taxable part). File back tax returns   If you withdraw funds (other than as an annuity) on or after your annuity starting date, the entire amount withdrawn is generally taxable. File back tax returns   The amount you receive in a full surrender of your annuity contract at any time is tax free to the extent of any cost that you have not previously recovered tax free. File back tax returns The rest is taxable. File back tax returns   For more information on the tax treatment of withdrawals, see Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments , later. File back tax returns If you withdraw funds from your annuity before you reach age 59½, also see Tax on Early Distributions under Special Additional Taxes, later. File back tax returns Annuity payments. File back tax returns   If you receive annuity payments under a variable annuity plan or contract, you recover your cost tax free under either the Simplified Method or the General Rule, as explained under Taxation of Periodic Payments , later. File back tax returns For a variable annuity paid under a qualified plan, you generally must use the Simplified Method. File back tax returns For a variable annuity paid under a nonqualified plan (including a contract you bought directly from the issuer), you must use a special computation under the General Rule. File back tax returns For more information, see Variable annuities in Publication 939 under Computation Under the General Rule. File back tax returns Death benefits. File back tax returns    If you receive a single-sum distribution from a variable annuity contract because of the death of the owner or annuitant, the distribution is generally taxable only to the extent it is more than the unrecovered cost of the contract. File back tax returns If you choose to receive an annuity, the payments are subject to tax as described above. File back tax returns If the contract provides a joint and survivor annuity and the primary annuitant had received annuity payments before death, you figure the tax-free part of annuity payments you receive as the survivor in the same way the primary annuitant did. File back tax returns See Survivors and Beneficiaries , later. File back tax returns Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plans If you work for a state or local government or for a tax-exempt organization, you may be able to participate in a section 457 deferred compensation plan. File back tax returns If your plan is an eligible plan, you are not taxed currently on pay that is deferred under the plan or on any earnings from the plan's investment of the deferred pay. File back tax returns You are generally taxed on amounts deferred in an eligible state or local government plan only when they are distributed from the plan. File back tax returns You are taxed on amounts deferred in an eligible tax-exempt organization plan when they are distributed or otherwise made available to you. File back tax returns Your 457(b) plan may have a designated Roth account option. File back tax returns If so, you may be able to roll over amounts to the designated Roth account or make contributions. File back tax returns Elective deferrals to a designated Roth account are included in your income. File back tax returns Qualified distributions (explained later) are not included in your income. File back tax returns See the Designated Roth accounts discussion under Taxation of Periodic Payments, later. File back tax returns This publication covers the tax treatment of benefits under eligible section 457 plans, but it does not cover the treatment of deferrals. File back tax returns For information on deferrals under section 457 plans, see Retirement Plan Contributions under Employee Compensation in Publication 525. File back tax returns Is your plan eligible?   To find out if your plan is an eligible plan, check with your employer. File back tax returns Plans that are not eligible section 457 plans include the following: Bona fide vacation leave, sick leave, compensatory time, severance pay, disability pay, or death benefit plans. File back tax returns Nonelective deferred compensation plans for nonemployees (independent contractors). File back tax returns Deferred compensation plans maintained by churches. File back tax returns Length of service award plans for bona fide volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel. File back tax returns An exception applies if the total amount paid to a volunteer exceeds $3,000 for any year of service. File back tax returns Disability Pensions If you retired on disability, you generally must include in income any disability pension you receive under a plan that is paid for by your employer. File back tax returns You must report your taxable disability payments as wages on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A or on line 8 of Form 1040NR until you reach minimum retirement age. File back tax returns Minimum retirement age generally is the age at which you can first receive a pension or annuity if you are not disabled. File back tax returns You may be entitled to a tax credit if you were permanently and totally disabled when you retired. File back tax returns For information on this credit, see Publication 524. File back tax returns Beginning on the day after you reach minimum retirement age, payments you receive are taxable as a pension or annuity. File back tax returns Report the payments on Form 1040, lines 16a and 16b; Form 1040A, lines 12a and 12b; or on Form 1040NR, lines 17a and 17b. File back tax returns Disability payments for injuries incurred as a direct result of a terrorist attack directed against the United States (or its allies) are not included in income. File back tax returns For more information about payments to survivors of terrorist attacks, see Publication 3920, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks. File back tax returns Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers If you are an eligible retired public safety officer (law enforcement officer, firefighter, chaplain, or member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew), you can elect to exclude from income distributions made from your eligible retirement plan that are used to pay the premiums for accident or health insurance or long-term care insurance. File back tax returns The premiums can be for coverage for you, your spouse, or dependents. File back tax returns The distribution must be made directly from the plan to the insurance provider. File back tax returns You can exclude from income the smaller of the amount of the insurance premiums or $3,000. File back tax returns You can only make this election for amounts that would otherwise be included in your income. File back tax returns The amount excluded from your income cannot be used to claim a medical expense deduction. File back tax returns An eligible retirement plan is a governmental plan that is: a qualified trust, a section 403(a) plan, a section 403(b) annuity, or a section 457(b) plan. File back tax returns If you make this election, reduce the otherwise taxable amount of your pension or annuity by the amount excluded. File back tax returns The amount shown in box 2a of Form 1099-R does not reflect this exclusion. File back tax returns Report your total distributions on Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a. File back tax returns Report the taxable amount on Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b. File back tax returns Enter “PSO” next to the appropriate line on which you report the taxable amount. File back tax returns If you are retired on disability and reporting your disability pension on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A, or line 8 of Form 1040NR, include only the taxable amount on that line and enter “PSO” and the amount excluded on the dotted line next to the applicable line. File back tax returns Railroad Retirement Benefits Benefits paid under the Railroad Retirement Act fall into two categories. File back tax returns These categories are treated differently for income tax purposes. File back tax returns The first category is the amount of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits that equals the social security benefit that a railroad employee or beneficiary would have been entitled to receive under the social security system. File back tax returns This part of the tier 1 benefit is the social security equivalent benefit (SSEB) and you treat it for tax purposes like social security benefits. File back tax returns If you received, repaid, or had tax withheld from the SSEB portion of tier 1 benefits during 2013, you will receive Form RRB-1099, Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board (or Form RRB-1042S, Statement for Nonresident Alien Recipients of Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board, if you are a nonresident alien) from the U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). File back tax returns For more information about the tax treatment of the SSEB portion of tier 1 benefits and Forms RRB-1099 and RRB-1042S, see Publication 915. File back tax returns The second category contains the rest of the tier 1 railroad retirement benefits, called the non-social security equivalent benefit (NSSEB). File back tax returns It also contains any tier 2 benefit, vested dual benefit (VDB), and supplemental annuity benefit. File back tax returns Treat this category of benefits, shown on Form RRB-1099-R, as an amount received from a qualified employee plan. File back tax returns This allows for the tax-free (nontaxable) recovery of employee contributions from the tier 2 benefits and the NSSEB part of the tier 1 benefits. File back tax returns (The NSSEB and tier 2 benefits, less certain repayments, are combined into one amount called the Contributory Amount Paid on Form RRB-1099-R. File back tax returns ) Vested dual benefits and supplemental annuity benefits are non-contributory pensions and are fully taxable. File back tax returns See Taxation of Periodic Payments , later, for information on how to report your benefits and how to recover the employee contributions tax free. File back tax returns Form RRB-1099-R is used for U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns citizens, resident aliens, and nonresident aliens. File back tax returns Nonresident aliens. File back tax returns   A nonresident alien is an individual who is not a citizen or a resident alien of the United States. File back tax returns Nonresident aliens are subject to mandatory U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns tax withholding unless exempt under a tax treaty between the United States and their country of legal residency. File back tax returns A tax treaty exemption may reduce or eliminate tax withholding from railroad retirement benefits. File back tax returns See Tax withholding next for more information. File back tax returns   If you are a nonresident alien and your tax withholding rate changed or your country of legal residence changed during the year, you may receive more than one Form RRB-1042S or Form RRB-1099-R. File back tax returns To determine your total benefits paid or repaid and total tax withheld for the year, you should add the amounts shown on all forms you received for that year. File back tax returns For information on filing requirements for aliens, see Publication 519, U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns Tax Guide for Aliens. File back tax returns For information on tax treaties between the United States and other countries that may reduce or eliminate U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns tax on your benefits, see Publication 901, U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns Tax Treaties. File back tax returns Tax withholding. File back tax returns   To request or change your income tax withholding from SSEB payments, U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns citizens should contact the IRS for Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request, and file it with the RRB. File back tax returns To elect, revoke, or change your income tax withholding from NSSEB, tier 2, VDB, and supplemental annuity payments received, use Form RRB W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Payments. File back tax returns If you are a nonresident alien or a U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns citizen living abroad, you should provide Form RRB-1001, Nonresident Questionnaire, to the RRB to furnish citizenship and residency information and to claim any treaty exemption from U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns tax withholding. File back tax returns Nonresident U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns citizens cannot elect to be exempt from withholding on payments delivered outside of the U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns Help from the RRB. File back tax returns   To request an RRB form or to get help with questions about an RRB benefit, you should contact your nearest RRB field office if you reside in the United States (call 1-877-772-5772 for the nearest field office) or U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns consulate/Embassy if you reside outside the United States. File back tax returns You can visit the RRB on the Internet at www. File back tax returns rrb. File back tax returns gov. File back tax returns Form RRB-1099-R. File back tax returns   The following discussion explains the items shown on Form RRB-1099-R. File back tax returns The amounts shown on this form are before any deduction for: Federal income tax withholding, Medicare premiums, Legal process garnishment payments, Recovery of a prior year overpayment of an NSSEB, tier 2 benefit, VDB, or supplemental annuity benefit, or Recovery of Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act benefits received while awaiting payment of your railroad retirement annuity. File back tax returns   The amounts shown on this form are after any offset for: Social Security benefits, Age reduction, Public Service pensions or public disability benefits, Dual railroad retirement entitlement under another RRB claim number, Work deductions, Legal process partition deductions, Actuarial adjustment, Annuity waiver, or Recovery of a current-year overpayment of NSSEB, tier 2, VDB, or supplemental annuity benefits. File back tax returns   The amounts shown on Form RRB-1099-R do not reflect any special rules, such as capital gain treatment or the special 10-year tax option for lump-sum payments, or tax-free rollovers. File back tax returns To determine if any of these rules apply to your benefits, see the discussions about them later. File back tax returns   Generally, amounts shown on your Form RRB-1099-R are considered a normal distribution. File back tax returns Use distribution code “7” if you are asked for a distribution code. File back tax returns Distribution codes are not shown on Form RRB-1099-R. File back tax returns   There are three copies of this form. File back tax returns Copy B is to be included with your income tax return if federal income tax is withheld. File back tax returns Copy C is for your own records. File back tax returns Copy 2 is filed with your state, city, or local income tax return, when required. File back tax returns See the illustrated Copy B (Form RRB-1099-R) above. File back tax returns       Each beneficiary will receive his or her own Form RRB-1099-R. File back tax returns If you receive benefits on more than one railroad retirement record, you may get more than one Form RRB-1099-R. File back tax returns So that you get your form timely, make sure the RRB always has your current mailing address. File back tax returns Please click here for the text description of the image. File back tax returns Form RRB-1099-R Box 1—Claim Number and Payee Code. File back tax returns   Your claim number is a six- or nine-digit number preceded by an alphabetical prefix. File back tax returns This is the number under which the RRB paid your benefits. File back tax returns Your payee code follows your claim number and is the last number in this box. File back tax returns It is used by the RRB to identify you under your claim number. File back tax returns In all your correspondence with the RRB, be sure to use the claim number and payee code shown in this box. File back tax returns Box 2—Recipient's Identification Number. File back tax returns   This is the recipient's U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns taxpayer identification number. File back tax returns It is the social security number (SSN), individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), or employer identification number (EIN), if known, for the person or estate listed as the recipient. File back tax returns If you are a resident or nonresident alien who must furnish a taxpayer identification number to the IRS and are not eligible to obtain an SSN, use Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, to apply for an ITIN. File back tax returns The Instructions for Form W-7 explain how and when to apply. File back tax returns Box 3—Employee Contributions. File back tax returns   This is the amount of taxes withheld from the railroad employee's earnings that exceeds the amount of taxes that would have been withheld had the earnings been covered under the social security system. File back tax returns This amount is the employee's cost that you use to figure the tax-free part of the NSSEB and tier 2 benefit you received (the amount shown in box 4). File back tax returns (For information on how to figure the tax-free part, see Partly Taxable Payments under Taxation of Periodic Payments, later. File back tax returns ) The amount shown is the total employee contribution amount, not reduced by any amounts that the RRB calculated as previously recovered. File back tax returns It is the latest amount reported for 2013 and may have increased or decreased from a previous Form RRB-1099-R. File back tax returns If this amount has changed, the change is retroactive. File back tax returns You may need to refigure the tax-free part of your NSSEB/tier 2 benefit for 2013 and prior tax years. File back tax returns If this box is blank, it means that the amount of your NSSEB and tier 2 payments shown in box 4 is fully taxable. File back tax returns    If you had a previous annuity entitlement that ended and you are figuring the tax-free part of your NSSEB/tier 2 benefit for your current annuity entitlement, you should contact the RRB for confirmation of your correct employee contribution amount. File back tax returns Box 4—Contributory Amount Paid. File back tax returns   This is the gross amount of the NSSEB and tier 2 benefit you received in 2013, less any 2013 benefits you repaid in 2013. File back tax returns (Any benefits you repaid in 2013 for an earlier year or for an unknown year are shown in box 8. File back tax returns ) This amount is the total contributory pension paid in 2013. File back tax returns It may be partly taxable and partly tax free or fully taxable. File back tax returns If you determine you are eligible to compute a tax-free part as explained later in Partly Taxable Payments under Taxation of Periodic Payments, use the latest reported employee contribution amount shown in box 3 as the cost. File back tax returns Box 5—Vested Dual Benefit. File back tax returns   This is the gross amount of vested dual benefit (VDB) payments paid in 2013, less any 2013 VDB payments you repaid in 2013. File back tax returns It is fully taxable. File back tax returns VDB payments you repaid in 2013 for an earlier year or for an unknown year are shown in box 8. File back tax returns Note. File back tax returns The amounts shown in boxes 4 and 5 may represent payments for 2013 and/or other years after 1983. File back tax returns Box 6—Supplemental Annuity. File back tax returns   This is the gross amount of supplemental annuity benefits paid in 2013, less any 2013 supplemental annuity benefits you repaid in 2013. File back tax returns It is fully taxable. File back tax returns Supplemental annuity benefits you repaid in 2013 for an earlier year or for an unknown year are shown in box 8. File back tax returns Box 7—Total Gross Paid. File back tax returns   This is the sum of boxes 4, 5, and 6. File back tax returns The amount represents the total pension paid in 2013. File back tax returns Include this amount on Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a. File back tax returns Box 8—Repayments. File back tax returns   This amount represents any NSSEB, tier 2 benefit, VDB, and supplemental annuity benefit you repaid to the RRB in 2013 for years before 2013 or for unknown years. File back tax returns The amount shown in this box has not been deducted from the amounts shown in boxes 4, 5, and 6. File back tax returns It only includes repayments of benefits that were taxable to you. File back tax returns This means it only includes repayments in 2013 of NSSEB benefits paid after 1985, tier 2 and VDB benefits paid after 1983, and supplemental annuity benefits paid in any year. File back tax returns If you included the benefits in your income in the year you received them, you may be able to deduct the repaid amount. File back tax returns For more information about repayments, see Repayment of benefits received in an earlier year , later. File back tax returns    You may have repaid an overpayment of benefits by returning a payment, by making a payment, or by having an amount withheld from your railroad retirement annuity payment. File back tax returns Box 9—Federal Income Tax Withheld. File back tax returns   This is the total federal income tax withheld from your NSSEB, tier 2 benefit, VDB, and supplemental annuity benefit. File back tax returns Include this on your income tax return as tax withheld. File back tax returns If you are a nonresident alien and your tax withholding rate and/or country of legal residence changed during 2013, you will receive more than one Form RRB-1099-R for 2013. File back tax returns Determine the total amount of U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns federal income tax withheld from your 2013 RRB NSSEB, tier 2, VDB, and supplemental annuity payments by adding the amounts in box 9 of all original 2013 Forms RRB-1099-R, or the latest corrected or duplicate Forms RRB-1099-R you receive. File back tax returns Box 10—Rate of Tax. File back tax returns   If you are taxed as a U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns citizen or resident alien, this box does not apply to you. File back tax returns If you are a nonresident alien, an entry in this box indicates the rate at which tax was withheld on the NSSEB, tier 2, VDB, and supplemental annuity payments that were paid to you in 2013. File back tax returns If you are a nonresident alien whose tax was withheld at more than one rate during 2013, you will receive a separate Form RRB-1099-R for each rate change during 2013. File back tax returns Box 11—Country. File back tax returns   If you are taxed as a U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns citizen or resident alien, this box does not apply to you. File back tax returns If you are a nonresident alien, an entry in this box indicates the country of which you were a resident for tax purposes at the time you received railroad retirement payments in 2013. File back tax returns If you are a nonresident alien who was a resident of more than one country during 2013, you will receive a separate Form RRB-1099-R for each country of residence during 2013. File back tax returns Box 12—Medicare Premium Total. File back tax returns   This is for information purposes only. File back tax returns The amount shown in this box represents the total amount of Part B Medicare premiums deducted from your railroad retirement annuity payments in 2013. File back tax returns Medicare premium refunds are not included in the Medicare total. File back tax returns The Medicare total is normally shown on Form RRB-1099 (if you are a citizen or resident alien of the United States) or Form RRB-1042S (if you are a nonresident alien). File back tax returns However, if Form RRB-1099 or Form RRB-1042S is not required for 2013, then this total will be shown on Form RRB-1099-R. File back tax returns If your Medicare premiums were deducted from your social security benefits, paid by a third party, refunded to you, and/or you paid the premiums by direct billing, your Medicare total will not be shown in this box. File back tax returns Repayment of benefits received in an earlier year. File back tax returns   If you had to repay any railroad retirement benefits that you had included in your income in an earlier year because at that time you thought you had an unrestricted right to it, you can deduct the amount you repaid in the year in which you repaid it. File back tax returns   If you repaid $3,000 or less in 2013, deduct it on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 23. File back tax returns The 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit applies to this deduction. File back tax returns You cannot take this deduction if you file Form 1040A. File back tax returns    If you repaid more than $3,000 in 2013, you can either take a deduction for the amount repaid on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28 or you can take a credit against your tax. File back tax returns For more information, see Repayments in Publication 525. File back tax returns Withholding Tax and Estimated Tax Your retirement plan distributions are subject to federal income tax withholding. File back tax returns However, you can choose not to have tax withheld on payments you receive unless they are eligible rollover distributions. File back tax returns (These are distributions, described later under Rollovers, that are eligible for rollover treatment but are not paid directly to another qualified retirement plan or to a traditional IRA. File back tax returns ) If you choose not to have tax withheld or if you do not have enough tax withheld, you may have to make estimated tax payments. File back tax returns See Estimated tax , later. File back tax returns The withholding rules apply to the taxable part of payments you receive from: An employer pension, annuity, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan, Any other deferred compensation plan, A traditional individual retirement arrangement (IRA), or A commercial annuity. File back tax returns For this purpose, a commercial annuity means an annuity, endowment, or life insurance contract issued by an insurance company. File back tax returns There will be no withholding on any part of a distribution where it is reasonable to believe that it will not be includible in gross income. File back tax returns Choosing no withholding. File back tax returns   You can choose not to have income tax withheld from retirement plan payments unless they are eligible rollover distributions. File back tax returns You can make this choice on Form W-4P for periodic and nonperiodic payments. File back tax returns This choice generally remains in effect until you revoke it. File back tax returns   The payer will ignore your choice not to have tax withheld if: You do not give the payer your social security number (in the required manner), or The IRS notifies the payer, before the payment is made, that you gave an incorrect social security number. File back tax returns   To choose not to have tax withheld, a U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns citizen or resident alien must give the payer a home address in the United States or its possessions. File back tax returns Without that address, the payer must withhold tax. File back tax returns For example, the payer has to withhold tax if the recipient has provided a U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns address for a nominee, trustee, or agent to whom the benefits are delivered, but has not provided his or her own U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns home address. File back tax returns   If you do not give the payer a home address in the United States or its possessions, you can choose not to have tax withheld only if you certify to the payer that you are not a U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns citizen, a U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns resident alien, or someone who left the country to avoid tax. File back tax returns But if you so certify, you may be subject to the 30% flat rate withholding that applies to nonresident aliens. File back tax returns This 30% rate will not apply if you are exempt or subject to a reduced rate by treaty. File back tax returns For details, get Publication 519. File back tax returns Periodic payments. File back tax returns   Unless you choose no withholding, your annuity or similar periodic payments (other than eligible rollover distributions) will be treated like wages for withholding purposes. File back tax returns Periodic payments are amounts paid at regular intervals (such as weekly, monthly, or yearly) for a period of time greater than one year (such as for 15 years or for life). File back tax returns You should give the payer a completed withholding certificate (Form W-4P or a similar form provided by the payer). File back tax returns If you do not, tax will be withheld as if you were married and claiming three withholding allowances. File back tax returns   Tax will be withheld as if you were single and were claiming no withholding allowances if: You do not give the payer your social security number (in the required manner), or The IRS notifies the payer (before any payment is made) that you gave an incorrect social security number. File back tax returns   You must file a new withholding certificate to change the amount of withholding. File back tax returns Nonperiodic distributions. File back tax returns    Unless you choose no withholding, the withholding rate for a nonperiodic distribution (a payment other than a periodic payment) that is not an eligible rollover distribution is 10% of the distribution. File back tax returns You can also ask the payer to withhold an additional amount using Form W-4P. File back tax returns The part of any loan treated as a distribution (except an offset amount to repay the loan), explained later, is subject to withholding under this rule. File back tax returns Eligible rollover distribution. File back tax returns    If you receive an eligible rollover distribution, 20% of it generally will be withheld for income tax. File back tax returns You cannot choose not to have tax withheld from an eligible rollover distribution. File back tax returns However, tax will not be withheld if you have the plan administrator pay the eligible rollover distribution directly to another qualified plan or an IRA in a direct rollover. File back tax returns For more information about eligible rollover distributions, see Rollovers , later. File back tax returns Estimated tax. File back tax returns   Your estimated tax is the total of your expected income tax, self-employment tax, and certain other taxes for the year, minus your expected credits and withheld tax. File back tax returns Generally, you must make estimated tax payments for 2014 if you expect to owe at least $1,000 in tax (after subtracting your withholding and credits) and you expect your withholding and credits to be less than the smaller of: 90% of the tax to be shown on your 2014 return, or 100% of the tax shown on your 2013 return. File back tax returns If your adjusted gross income for 2013 was more than $150,000 ($75,000 if your filing status for 2014 is married filing separately), substitute 110% for 100% in (2) above. File back tax returns For more information, get Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. File back tax returns In figuring your withholding or estimated tax, remember that a part of your monthly social security or equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits may be taxable. File back tax returns See Publication 915. File back tax returns You can choose to have income tax withheld from those benefits. File back tax returns Use Form W-4V to make this choice. File back tax returns Cost (Investment in the Contract) Distributions from your pension or annuity plan may include amounts treated as a recovery of your cost (investment in the contract). File back tax returns If any part of a distribution is treated as a recovery of your cost under the rules explained in this publication, that part is tax free. File back tax returns Therefore, the first step in figuring how much of a distribution is taxable is to determine the cost of your pension or annuity. File back tax returns In general, your cost is your net investment in the contract as of the annuity starting date (or the date of the distribution, if earlier). File back tax returns To find this amount, you must first figure the total premiums, contributions, or other amounts you paid. File back tax returns This includes the amounts your employer contributed that were taxable to you when paid. File back tax returns (However, see Foreign employment contributions , later. File back tax returns ) It does not include amounts withheld from your pay on a tax-deferred basis (money that was taken out of your gross pay before taxes were deducted). File back tax returns It also does not include amounts you contributed for health and accident benefits (including any additional premiums paid for double indemnity or disability benefits). File back tax returns From this total cost you must subtract the following amounts. File back tax returns Any refunded premiums, rebates, dividends, or unrepaid loans that were not included in your income and that you received by the later of the annuity starting date or the date on which you received your first payment. File back tax returns Any other tax-free amounts you received under the contract or plan by the later of the dates in (1). File back tax returns If you must use the Simplified Method for your annuity payments, the tax-free part of any single-sum payment received in connection with the start of the annuity payments, regardless of when you received it. File back tax returns (See Simplified Method , later, for information on its required use. File back tax returns ) If you use the General Rule for your annuity payments, the value of the refund feature in your annuity contract. File back tax returns (See General Rule , later, for information on its use. File back tax returns ) Your annuity contract has a refund feature if the annuity payments are for your life (or the lives of you and your survivor) and payments in the nature of a refund of the annuity's cost will be made to your beneficiary or estate if all annuitants die before a stated amount or a stated number of payments are made. File back tax returns For more information, see Publication 939. File back tax returns The tax treatment of the items described in (1) through (3) is discussed later under Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments . File back tax returns Form 1099-R. File back tax returns If you began receiving periodic payments of a life annuity in 2013, the payer should show your total contributions to the plan in box 9b of your 2013 Form 1099-R. File back tax returns Annuity starting date defined. File back tax returns   Your annuity starting date is the later of the first day of the first period for which you received a payment or the date the plan's obligations became fixed. File back tax returns Example. File back tax returns On January 1, you completed all your payments required under an annuity contract providing for monthly payments starting on August 1 for the period beginning July 1. File back tax returns The annuity starting date is July 1. File back tax returns This is the date you use in figuring the cost of the contract and selecting the appropriate number from Table 1 for line 3 of the Simplified Method Worksheet. File back tax returns Designated Roth accounts. File back tax returns   Your cost in these accounts is your designated Roth contributions that were included in your income as wages subject to applicable withholding requirements. File back tax returns Your cost will also include any in-plan Roth rollovers you included in income. File back tax returns Foreign employment contributions. File back tax returns   If you worked abroad, your cost may include contributions by your employer to the retirement plan, but only if those contributions would be excludible from your gross income had they been paid directly to you as compensation. File back tax returns The contributions that apply are: Contributions before 1963 by your employer, Contributions after 1962 by your employer if the contributions would be excludible from your gross income (not including the foreign earned income exclusion) had they been paid directly to you, or Contributions after 1996 by your employer if you performed the services of a foreign missionary (a duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed minister of a church or a lay person) but only if the contributions would be excludible from your gross income had they been paid directly to you. File back tax returns Foreign employment contributions while a nonresident alien. File back tax returns   In determining your cost, special rules apply if you are a U. File back tax returns S. File back tax returns citizen or resident alien who received distributions in 2013 from a plan to which contributions were made while you were a nonresident alien. File back tax returns Your contributions and your employer's contributions are not included in your cost if the contribution: Was made based on compensation which was for services performed outside the United States while you were a nonresident alien, and Was not subject to income tax under the laws of the United States or any foreign country, but only if the contribution would have been subject to income tax if paid as cash compensation when the services were performed. File back tax returns Taxation of Periodic Payments This section explains how the periodic payments you receive from a pension or annuity plan are taxed. File back tax returns Periodic payments are amounts paid at regular intervals (such as weekly, monthly, or yearly) for a period of time greater than one year (such as for 15 years or for life). File back tax returns These payments are also known as amounts received as an annuity. File back tax returns If you receive an amount from your plan that is not a periodic payment, see Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments , later. File back tax returns In general, you can recover the cost of your pension or annuity tax free over the period you are to receive the payments. File back tax returns The amount of each payment that is more than the part that represents your cost is taxable (however, see Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers , earlier). File back tax returns Designated Roth accounts. File back tax returns   If you receive a qualified distribution from a designated Roth account, the distribution is not included in your gross income. File back tax returns This applies to both your cost in the account and income earned on that account. File back tax returns A qualified distribution is generally a distribution that is: Made after a 5-tax-year period of participation, and Made on or after the date you reach age 59½, made to a beneficiary or your estate on or after your death, or attributable to your being disabled. File back tax returns   If the distribution is not a qualified distribution, the rules discussed in this section apply. File back tax returns The designated Roth account is treated as a separate contract. File back tax returns Period of participation. File back tax returns   The 5-tax-year period of participation is the 5-tax-year period beginning with the first tax year for which the participant made a designated Roth contribution to the plan. File back tax returns Therefore, for designated Roth contributions made for 2013, the first year for which a qualified distribution can be made is 2018. File back tax returns   However, if a direct rollover is made to the plan from a designated Roth account under another plan, the 5-tax-year period for the recipient plan begins with the first tax year for which the participant first had designated Roth contributions made to the other plan. File back tax returns   Your 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) plan may permit you to roll over amounts from those plans to a designated Roth account within the same plan. File back tax returns This is known as an in-plan Roth rollover. File back tax returns For more details, see In-plan Roth rollovers , later. File back tax returns Fully Taxable Payments The pension or annuity payments that you receive are fully taxable if you have no cost in the contract because any of the following situations applies to you (however, see Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers , earlier). File back tax returns You did not pay anything or are not considered to have paid anything for your pension or annuity. File back tax returns Amounts withheld from your pay on a tax-deferred basis are not considered part of the cost of the pension or annuity payment. File back tax returns Your employer did not withhold contributions from your salary. File back tax returns You got back all of your contributions tax free in prior years (however, see Exclusion not limited to cost under Partly Taxable Payments, later). File back tax returns Report the total amount you got on Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or on Form 1040NR, line 17b. File back tax returns You should make no entry on Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a. File back tax returns Deductible voluntary employee contributions. File back tax returns   Distributions you receive that are based on your accumulated deductible voluntary employee contributions are generally fully taxable in the year distributed to you. File back tax returns Accumulated deductible voluntary employee contributions include net earnings on the contributions. File back tax returns If distributed as part of a lump sum, they do not qualify for the 10-year tax option or capital gain treatment, explained later. File back tax returns Partly Taxable Payments If you have a cost to recover from your pension or annuity plan (see Cost (Investment in the Contract) , earlier), you can exclude part of each annuity payment from income as a recovery of your cost. File back tax returns This tax-free part of the payment is figured when your annuity starts and remains the same each year, even if the amount of the payment changes. File back tax returns The rest of each payment is taxable (however, see Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers , earlier). File back tax returns You figure the tax-free part of the payment using one of the following methods. File back tax returns Simplified Method. File back tax returns You generally must use this method if your annuity is paid under a qualified plan (a qualified employee plan, a qualified employee annuity, or a tax-sheltered annuity plan or contract). File back tax returns You cannot use this method if your annuity is paid under a nonqualified plan. File back tax returns General Rule. File back tax returns You must use this method if your annuity is paid under a nonqualified plan. File back tax returns You generally cannot use this method if your annuity is paid under a qualified plan. File back tax returns You determine which method to use when you first begin receiving your annuity, and you continue using it each year that you recover part of your cost. File back tax returns If you had more than one partly taxable pension or annuity, figure the tax-free part and the taxable part of each separately. File back tax returns Qualified plan annuity starting before November 19, 1996. File back tax returns   If your annuity is paid under a qualified plan and your annuity starting date (defined earlier under Cost (Investment in the Contract) ) is after July 1, 1986, and before November 19, 1996, you could have chosen to use either the Simplified Method or the General Rule. File back tax returns If your annuity starting date is before July 2, 1986, you use the General Rule unless your annuity qualified for the Three-Year Rule. File back tax returns If you used the Three-Year Rule (which was repealed for annuities starting after July 1, 1986), your annuity payments are generally now fully taxable. File back tax returns Exclusion limit. File back tax returns   Your annuity starting date determines the total amount of annuity payments that you can exclude from income over the years. File back tax returns Once your annuity starting date is determined, it does not change. File back tax returns If you calculate the taxable portion of your annuity payments using the simplified method worksheet, the annuity starting date determines the recovery period for your cost. File back tax returns That recovery period begins on your annuity starting date and is not affected by the date you first complete the worksheet. File back tax returns Exclusion limited to cost. File back tax returns   If your annuity starting date is after 1986, the total amount of annuity income that you can exclude over the years as a recovery of the cost cannot exceed your total cost. File back tax returns Any unrecovered cost at your (or the last annuitant's) death is allowed as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on the final return of the decedent. File back tax returns This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. File back tax returns Example 1. File back tax returns Your annuity starting date is after 1986, and you exclude $100 a month ($1,200 a year) under the Simplified Method. File back tax returns The total cost of your annuity is $12,000. File back tax returns Your exclusion ends when you have recovered your cost tax free, that is, after 10 years (120 months). File back tax returns After that, your annuity payments are generally fully taxable. File back tax returns Example 2. File back tax returns The facts are the same as in Example 1, except you die (with no surviving annuitant) after the eighth year of retirement. File back tax returns You have recovered tax free only $9,600 (8 × $1,200) of your cost. File back tax returns An itemized deduction for your unrecovered cost of $2,400 ($12,000 – $9,600) can be taken on your final return. File back tax returns Exclusion not limited to cost. File back tax returns   If your annuity starting date is before 1987, you can continue to take your monthly exclusion for as long as you receive your annuity. File back tax returns If you chose a joint and survivor annuity, your survivor can continue to take the survivor's exclusion figured as of the annuity starting date. File back tax returns The total exclusion may be more than your cost. File back tax returns Simplified Method Under the Simplified Method, you figure the tax-free part of each annuity payment by dividing your cost by the total number of anticipated monthly payments. File back tax returns For an annuity that is payable for the lives of the annuitants, this number is based on the annuitants' ages on the annuity starting date and is determined from a table. File back tax returns For any other annuity, this number is the number of monthly annuity payments under the contract. File back tax returns Who must use the Simplified Method. File back tax returns   You must use the Simplified Method if your annuity starting date is after November 18, 1996, and you meet both of the following conditions. File back tax returns You receive your pension or annuity payments from any of the following plans. File back tax returns A qualified employee plan. File back tax returns A qualified employee annuity. File back tax returns A tax-sheltered annuity plan (403(b) plan). File back tax returns On your annuity starting date, at least one of the following conditions applies to you. File back tax returns You are under age 75. File back tax returns You are entitled to less than 5 years of guaranteed payments. File back tax returns Guaranteed payments. File back tax returns   Your annuity contract provides guaranteed payments if a minimum number of payments or a minimum amount (for example, the amount of your investment) is payable even if you and any survivor annuitant do not live to receive the minimum. File back tax returns If the minimum amount is less than the total amount of the payments you are to receive, barring death, during the first 5 years after payments begin (figured by ignoring any payment increases), you are entitled to less than 5 years of guaranteed payments. File back tax returns Annuity starting before November 19, 1996. File back tax returns   If your annuity starting date is after July 1, 1986, and before November 19, 1996, and you chose to use the Simplified Method, you must continue to use it each year that you recover part of your cost. File back tax returns You could have chosen to use the Simplified Method if your annuity is payable for your life (or the lives of you and your survivor annuitant) and you met both of the conditions listed earlier under Who must use the Simplified Method . File back tax returns Who cannot use the Simplified Method. File back tax returns   You cannot use the Simplified Method if you receive your pension or annuity from a nonqualified plan or otherwise do not meet the conditions described in the preceding discussion. File back tax returns See General Rule , later. File back tax returns How to use the Simplified Method. File back tax returns    Complete Worksheet A in the back of this publication to figure your taxable annuity for 2013. File back tax returns Be sure to keep the completed worksheet; it will help you figure your taxable annuity next year. File back tax returns   To complete line 3 of the worksheet, you must determine the total number of expected monthly payments for your annuity. File back tax returns How you do this depends on whether the annuity is for a single life, multiple lives, or a fixed period. File back tax returns For this purpose, treat an annuity that is payable over the life of an annuitant as payable for that annuitant's life even if the annuity has a fixed-period feature or also provides a temporary annuity payable to the annuitant's child under age 25. File back tax returns    You do not need to complete line 3 of the worksheet or make the computation on line 4 if you received annuity payments last year and used last year's worksheet to figure your taxable annuity. File back tax returns Instead, enter the amount from line 4 of last year's worksheet on line 4 of this year's worksheet. File back tax returns Single-life annuity. File back tax returns   If your annuity is payable for your life alone, use Table 1 at the bottom of the worksheet to determine the total number of expected monthly payments. File back tax returns Enter on line 3 the number shown for your age on your annuity starting date. File back tax returns This number will differ depending on whether your annuity starting date is before November 19, 1996, or after November 18, 1996. File back tax returns Multiple-lives annuity. File back tax returns   If your annuity is payable for the lives of more than one annuitant, use Table 2 at the bottom of the worksheet to determine the total number of expected monthly payments. File back tax returns Enter on line 3 the number shown for the annuitants' combined ages on the annuity starting date. File back tax returns For an annuity payable to you as the primary annuitant and to more than one survivor annuitant, combine your age and the age of the youngest survivor annuitant. File back tax returns For an annuity that has no primary annuitant and is payable to you and others as survivor annuitants, combine the ages of the oldest and youngest annuitants. File back tax returns Do not treat as a survivor annuitant anyone whose entitlement to payments depends on an event other than the primary annuitant's death. File back tax returns   However, if your annuity starting date is before 1998, do not use Table 2 and do not combine the annuitants' ages. File back tax returns Instead, you must use Table 1 at the bottom of the worksheet and enter on line 3 the number shown for the primary annuitant's age on the annuity starting date. File back tax returns This number will differ depending on whether your annuity starting date is before November 19, 1996, or after November 18, 1996. File back tax returns Fixed-period annuity. File back tax returns   If your annuity does not depend in whole or in part on anyone's life expectancy, the total number of expected monthly payments to enter on line 3 of the worksheet is the number of monthly annuity payments under the contract. File back tax returns Line 6. File back tax returns   The amount on line 6 should include all amounts that could have been recovered in prior years. File back tax returns If you did not recover an amount in a prior year, you may be able to amend your returns for the affected years. File back tax returns Example. File back tax returns Bill Smith, age 65, began receiving retirement benefits in 2013 under a joint and survivor annuity. File back tax returns Bill's annuity starting date is January 1, 2013. File back tax returns The benefits are to be paid for the joint lives of Bill and his wife, Kathy, age 65. File back tax returns Bill had contributed $31,000 to a qualified plan and had received no distributions before the annuity starting date. File back tax returns Bill is to receive a retirement benefit of $1,200 a month, and Kathy is to receive a monthly survivor benefit of $600 upon Bill's death. File back tax returns Bill must use the Simplified Method to figure his taxable annuity because his payments are from a qualified plan and he is under age 75. File back tax returns Because his annuity is payable over the lives of more than one annuitant, he uses his and Kathy's combined ages and Table 2 at the bottom of Worksheet A in completing line 3 of the worksheet. File back tax returns His completed worksheet is shown later. File back tax returns Bill's tax-free monthly amount is $100 ($31,000 ÷ 310) as shown on line 4 of the worksheet. File back tax returns Upon Bill's death, if Bill has not recovered the full $31,000 investment, Kathy will also exclude $100 from her $600 monthly payment. File back tax returns The full amount of any annuity payments received after 310 payments are paid must be included in gross income. File back tax returns If Bill and Kathy die before 310 payments are made, a miscellaneous itemized deduction will be allowed for the unrecovered cost on the final income tax return of the last to die. File back tax returns This deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. File back tax returns Worksheet A. File back tax returns Simplified Method Worksheet for Bill Smith 1. File back tax returns Enter the total pension or annuity payments received this year. File back tax returns Also, add this amount to the total for Form 1040, line 16a; Form 1040A, line 12a; or Form 1040NR, line 17a 1. File back tax returns $14,400 2. File back tax returns Enter your cost in the plan (contract) at the annuity starting date plus any death benefit exclusion. File back tax returns * See Cost (Investment in the Contract) , earlier 2. File back tax returns 31,000   Note. File back tax returns If your annuity starting date was before this year and you completed this worksheet last year, skip line 3 and enter the amount from line 4 of last year's worksheet on line 4 below (even if the amount of your pension or annuity has changed). File back tax returns Otherwise, go to line 3. File back tax returns     3. File back tax returns Enter the appropriate number from Table 1 below. File back tax returns But if your annuity starting date was after 1997 and the payments are for your life and that of your beneficiary, enter the appropriate number from Table 2 below 3. File back tax returns 310 4. File back tax returns Divide line 2 by the number on line 3 4. File back tax returns 100 5. File back tax returns Multiply line 4 by the number of months for which this year's payments were made. File back tax returns If your annuity starting date was before 1987, enter this amount on line 8 below and skip lines 6, 7, 10, and 11. File back tax returns Otherwise, go to line 6 5. File back tax returns 1,200 6. File back tax returns Enter any amount previously recovered tax free in years after 1986. File back tax returns This is the amount shown on line 10 of your worksheet for last year 6. File back tax returns -0- 7. File back tax returns Subtract line 6 from line 2 7. File back tax returns 31,000 8. File back tax returns Enter the smaller of line 5 or line 7 8. File back tax returns 1,200 9. File back tax returns Taxable amount for year. File back tax returns Subtract line 8 from line 1. File back tax returns Enter the result, but not less than zero. File back tax returns Also, add this amount to the total for Form 1040, line 16b; Form 1040A, line 12b; or Form 1040NR, line 17b. File back tax returns Note: If your Form 1099-R shows a larger taxable amount, use the amount figured on this line instead. File back tax returns If you are a retired public safety officer, see Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers , earlier, before entering an amount on your tax return 9. File back tax returns $13,200 10. File back tax returns Was your annuity starting date before 1987? □ Yes. File back tax returns STOP. File back tax returns Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. File back tax returns  ☑ No. File back tax returns Add lines 6 and 8. File back tax returns This is the amount you have recovered tax free through 2013. File back tax returns You will need this number if you need to fill out this worksheet next year 10. File back tax returns 1,200 11. File back tax returns Balance of cost to be recovered. File back tax returns Subtract line 10 from line 2. File back tax returns If zero, you will not have to complete this worksheet next year. File back tax returns The payments you receive next year will generally be fully taxable 11. File back tax returns $29,800         * A death benefit exclusion (up to $5,000) applied to certain benefits received by employees who died before August 21, 1996. File back tax returns           Table 1 for Line 3 Above       AND your annuity starting date was—     IF the age at annuity starting date was. File back tax returns . File back tax returns . File back tax returns BEFORE November 19, 1996, enter on line 3. File back tax returns . File back tax returns . File back tax returns AFTER November 18, 1996, enter on line 3. File back tax returns . File back tax returns . File back tax returns     55 or under 300 360     56-60 260 310     61-65 240 260     66-70 170 210     71 or older 120 160     Table 2 for Line 3 Above     IF the combined ages at  annuity starting date were. File back tax returns . File back tax returns . File back tax returns THEN enter on line 3. File back tax returns . File back tax returns . File back tax returns     110 or under   410     111-120   360     121-130   310     131-140   260     141 or older   210   Multiple annuitants. File back tax returns   If you and one or more other annuitants receive payments at the same time, you exclude from each annuity payment a pro rata share of the monthly tax-free amount. File back tax returns Figure your share by taking the following steps. File back tax returns Complete your worksheet through line 4 to figure the monthly tax-free amount. File back tax returns Divide the amount of your monthly payment by the total amount of the monthly payments to all annuitants. File back tax returns Multiply the amount on line 4 of your worksheet by the amount figured in (2) above. File back tax returns The result is your share of the monthly tax-free amount. File back tax returns   Replace the amount on line 4 of the worksheet with the result in (3) above. File back tax returns Enter that amount on line 4 of your worksheet each year. File back tax returns General Rule Under the General Rule, you determine the tax-free part of each annuity payment based on the ratio of the cost of the contract to the total expected return. File back tax returns Expected return is the total amount you and other eligible annuitants can expect to receive under the contract. File back tax returns To figure it, you must use life expectancy (actuarial) tables prescribed by the IRS. File back tax returns Who must use the General Rule. File back tax returns   You must use the General Rule if you receive pension or annuity payments from: A nonqualified plan (such as a private annuity, a purchased commercial annuity, or a nonqualified employee plan), or A qualified plan if you are age 75 or older on your annuity starting date and your annuity payments are guaranteed for at least 5 years. File back tax returns Annuity starting before November 19, 1996. File back tax returns   If your annuity starting date is after July 1, 1986, and before November 19, 1996, you had to use the General Rule for either circumstance just described. File back tax returns You also had to use it for any fixed-period annuity. File back tax returns If you did not have to use the General Rule, you could have chosen to use it. File back tax returns If your annuity starting date is before July 2, 1986, you had to use the General Rule unless you could use the Three-Year Rule. File back tax returns   If you had to use the General Rule (or chose to use it), you must continue to use it each year that you recover your cost. File back tax returns Who cannot use the General Rule. File back tax returns   You cannot use the General Rule if you receive your pension or annuity from a qualified plan and none of the circumstances described in the preceding discussions apply to you. File back tax returns See Simplified Method , earlier. File back tax returns More information. File back tax returns   For complete information on using the General Rule, including the actuarial tables you need, see Publication 939. File back tax returns Taxation of Nonperiodic Payments This section of the publication explains how any nonperiodic distributions you receive under a pension or annuity plan are taxed. File back tax returns Nonperiodic distributions are also known as amounts not received as an annuity. File back tax returns They include all payments other than periodic payments and corrective distributions. File back tax returns For example, the following items are treated as nonperiodic distributions. File back tax returns Cash withdrawals. File back tax returns Distributions of current earnings (dividends) on your investment. File back tax returns However, do not include these distributions in your income to the extent the insurer keeps them to pay premiums or other consideration for the contract. File back tax returns Certain loans. File back tax returns See Loans Treated as Distributions , later. File back tax returns The value of annuity contracts transferred without full and adequate consideration. File back tax returns See Transfers of Annuity Contracts , later. File back tax returns Corrective distributions of excess plan contributions. File back tax returns   Generally, if the contributions made for you during the year to certain retirement plans exceed certain limits, the excess is taxable to you. File back tax returns To correct an excess, your plan may distribute it to you (along with any income earned on the excess). File back tax returns Although the plan reports the corrective distributions on Form 1099-R, the distribution is not treated as a nonperiodic distribution from the plan. File back tax returns It is not subject to the allocation rules explained in the following discussion, it cannot be rolled over into another plan, and it is not subject to the additional tax on early distributions. File back tax returns    If your retirement plan made a corrective distribution of excess amounts (excess deferrals, excess contributions, or excess annual additions), your Form 1099-R should have the code “8,” “B,” “P,” or “E” in box 7. File back tax returns   For information on plan contribution limits and how to report corrective distributions of excess contributions, see Retirement Plan Contributions under Employee Compensation in Publication 525. File back tax returns Figuring the Taxable Amount How you figure the taxable amount of a nonperiodic distribution depends on whether it is made before the annuity starting date, or on or after the annuity starting date. File back tax returns If it is made before the annuity starting date, its tax treatment also depends on whether it is made under a qualified or nonqualified plan. File back tax returns If it is made under a nonqualified plan, its tax treatment depends on whether it fully discharges the contract, is received under certain life insurance or endowment contracts, or is allocable to an investment you made before August 14, 1982. File back tax returns You may be able to roll over the taxable amount of a nonperiodic distribution from a qualified retirement plan into another qualified retirement plan or a traditional IRA tax free. File back tax returns See Rollovers, later. File back tax returns If you do not make a tax-free rollover and the distribution qualifies as a lump-sum distribution, you may be able to elect an optional method of figuring the tax on the taxable amount. File back tax returns See Lump-Sum Distributions, later. File back tax returns Annuity starting date. File back tax returns   The annuity starting date is either the first day of the first period for which you receive an annuity payment under the contract or the date on which the obligation under the contract becomes fixed, whichever is later. File back tax returns Distributions of employer securities. File back tax returns    If you receive a distribution of employer securities from a qualified retirement plan, you may be able to defer the tax on the net unrealized appreciation (NUA) in the securities. File back tax returns The NUA is the net increase in the securities' value while they were in the trust. File back tax returns This tax deferral applies to distributions of the employer corporation's stocks, bonds, registered debentures, and debentures with interest coupons attached. File back tax returns   If the distribution is a lump-sum distribution, tax is deferred on all of the NUA unless you choose to include it in your income for the year of the distribution. File back tax returns    A lump-sum distribution for this purpose is the distribution or payment of a plan participant's entire balance (within a single tax year) from all of the employer's qualified plans of one kind (pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plans), but only if paid: Because of the plan participant's death, After the participant reaches age 59½, Because the participant, if an employee, separates from service, or After the participant, if a self-employed individual, becomes totally and permanently disabled. File back tax returns    If you choose to include NUA in your income for the year of the distribution and the participant was born before January 2, 1936, you may be able to figure the tax on the NUA using the optional methods described und